BJ to redirect inbound flights to other airports for screening

BEIJING: Beijing will redirect all inbound flights scheduled to land at Beijing Capital International Airport to 12 designated airports starting Monday in a bid to ease the capital’s mounting pressure on handling imported cases of the novel coronavirus.
According to a notice jointly issued on Sunday by multiple departments, including the Civil Aviation Administration and the General Administration of Customs, all international arrivals into Beijing are required to first fly to 12 designated airports for health screening and quarantine.
The airports in Tianjin, Taiyuan in North China’s Shanxi province and Hohhot in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region have been handling diverted inbound flights since Friday.
Airports in Hebei province’s Shijiazhuang, Shandong province’s Jinan and Qingdao, Jiangsu province’s Nanjing, Liaoning province’s Shenyang and Dalian, Henan province’s Zhengzhou, and Shaanxi province’s Xi’an will be added to the list, as well as Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Passengers on such flights will be subject to the health and quarantine process at the landing airports, and those who doesn’t exhibit any symptoms will be allowed to reboard the plane to Beijing, it added.
It also noted that the authorities will adopt dynamic adjustment to divert international flights that terminate in Beijing to the designated airports in light of the changing epidemic situations.
– The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item