EVA Air to suspend all Taipei-London flights from Dec. 23

EVA Air will suspend all of the Taipei-London flights from Dec. 23 due to fears about a new strain of the coronavirus. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — EVA Air will suspend all of its Taipei-London flights from Thursday due to fears about a new strain of the coronavirus. 

Flights could be restarted at a later date pending on the situation of the outbreak, EVA Air said on Tuesday.

This announcement came after the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) said that the number of flights from London to Taipei will be reduced by half, effective on Dec. 23.   

China Airlines said that the company will follow the rules of the CECC.

In a weekly press conference, the health authorities said that one Taipei-London flight will be canceled each week, effective from Tuesday. 

“China Airlines will operate one flight to London this week and EVA Air’s flight will be canceled,” the health authorities said.  

The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) will coordinate with China Airlines and EVA to take turns to fly the Taipei-London flights, CECC said. 

The CECC added that starting from 12 a.m. on Dec. 23, people entering from the UK and those with a travel history to the UK in the past 14 days will be required to undergo home quarantine.