"UIA has suspended planned operations along its entire route network in accordance with the decree of the President of Ukraine and the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to temporarily suspend the crossing of the state border in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 on the territory of Ukraine," the message says.
It is noted that for the period from March 17 to April 3, UIA canceled more than 2 thousand flights.
The last UIA flight arrived from New York, the plane landed in Kyiv at 16:01 local time on March 17.
“At the same time, the UIA regular flights program is suspended until quarantine measures are canceled in Ukraine. All regular flights are removed from the schedule for the period set by the government,” UIA stressed.
In addition, quarantine flights were discontinued.
UIA also offers passengers alternative solutions - from rebooking tickets at a later date to a full refund of the ticket.
At the same time, in order to transport tourists back to Ukraine, charter flights will be carried out under contracts with travel agencies and with all sanitary measures.
In particular, as an exception, carriers are allowed to operate flights for the transport of persons traveling in order to ensure the protection of national interests and compliance with international obligations; take citizens of Ukraine home and take foreign citizens out of the country; and carry representatives of diplomatic and humanitarian missions.
As we reported before, on March 18, 57 flights are carried out, abd 11.5 thousand citizens will be returned to Ukraine. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated this.