Austrian Government Issues Travel Warning for the United States in Wake of Coronavirus

By Kurt Stolz on 11 April 2020
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Austrian Airlines ticket office at the Wien Mitte train station

Austria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, officially known as the Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten, posted an official travel warning for the entire United States.

“Given the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, and increasing restrictions on freedom of movement, travelers are being urged to avail themselves of the remaining options to return to Europe,” the ministry said to its citizens in a tweet.

The agency included in the tweet a list of airlines and the flights that are currently being offered. The list includes flights operated by Lufthansa from Newark and Chicago to Frankfurt; by Delta from Atlanta and Detroit to Amsterdam; by KLM from Atlanta, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to Amsterdam; by United from Newark to Frankfurt; and by Swiss from Newark to Zürich.

Austria’s own flag carrier, Austrian Airlines, has been grounded since March 18, 2020, as a result of the plummeting demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.  All Austrian Airlines flights have been cancelled until at least May 3, 2020.

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