Some international flights bound for Beijing will first land in other Chinese cities starting from Friday, authorities announced on Thursday.
The Air China flight CA910 on March 20 from Moscow and CA934 on March 22 from Paris will fly to Tianjin, according to the announcement jointly released by five departments, including the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Flight CA926 during March 20-22 from Tokyo and Hainan Airlines' flight HU7976 during March 21-22 from Toronto, will be diverted to Hohhot and Taiyuan, respectively.
Passengers taking the above-mentioned flights will undergo quarantine and go through entry procedures and luggage clearance at the designated airports.
Those who meet the quarantine requirements will then take the same flights to Beijing, according to the announcement.
China will appropriately adjust the diversion arrangements for international flights bound for Beijing and related measures according to the developments of the novel coronavirus epidemic, it said.