Japan Airlines is offering more flights to Dalian, China starting today.

The Japanese carrier will be flying to the Chinese city from Tokyo’s Narita airport three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this month. A spokesperson from the airline told Business Traveller Asia-Pacific that a Boeing 787-9 aircraft will mainly be flown on this route.

The airline says the flight schedule “is valid for the month of September 2020 only” and flight schedules for October will be announced at a later date.

JAL previously flew to Dalian twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This month, the airline is operating 13 per cent of its pre-coronavirus international capacity.

Travel restrictions

Most foreign nationals who have stayed in China in the 14 days prior to their arrival, or the countries listed in the table here are not allowed to enter Japan.

According to The International Air Transport Association (IATA), restrictions for passengers travelling to China include the following:

  • Mainland China has temporarily suspended entry for foreign nationals with visas issued before March 28, 2020. ¬†Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards has been suspended as well.
  • Foreign nationals coming to mainland China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs may apply for visas at Chinese embassies or consulates.
  • Passengers arriving at Beijing (PEK), Guangzhou (CAN), Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA), Shanghai Pudong (PVG), Shenzhen (SZX) or Xiamen (XMN) are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

New safety measures 

JAL has introduced a series of new hygiene measures onboard its flights and at the airports the airline operates in in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Japan Airlines introduces health and safety measures