Kazakhstan • 26 February, 2020

Kazakhstan to restrict flights to Iran, S. Korea

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Kazakhstan plans to reduce air traffic with South Korea and Iran over coronavirus outbreak in these countries, chief sanitary doctor Jandarbek Bekshin says.

Kazakhstan will suspend flights to Iran from March 1 and limit the number of flights to South Korea due to the spread of coronavirus in these countries.

The number of flights to South Korea will be reduced from nine to three from March 1. The restriction will also affect Iran, chief sanitary doctor says.

There are about 170 Kazakh citizens in Iran. They must return by March 1. Many countries such as Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Oman have already suspended flights to Iran.

Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Ministry of industry and infrastructure development are considering possible restrictions on air travel to other countries with spreading coronavirus.

Kazakhstan has already stopped flights between China since COVID-19 outbreak.  

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