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This article lists major evacuations conducted by several countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified in the city of Wuhan, Hubei, China in mid-December 2019, when a group of people developed a pneumonia without clear causes, and existing treatments were found to be ineffective. The novel coronavirus has similar characteristics to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Within a number of weeks, several thousand people in Hubei's provincial capital of Wuhan were infected, and the Chinese central government imposed strict containment measures, including a lockdown of Hubei itself.
Due to the effective lockdown of Wuhan and Hubei, and the continued growth of the outbreak in these locations, several countries planned to evacuate their citizens and/or diplomatic staff from the area. This was done primarily through chartered flights of the home nations, which were provided prior clearance by Chinese authorities. Australia,Belgium, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United States were among the first to plan the evacuation of their citizens. Pakistan has said that it will not be evacuating any citizens from China due to lack of domestic facilities to help treat Pakistanis who may be infected.
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|Organizing country/ies||Citizens evac.||Others evac.||Total evac.||As of||Ref.|
The Peace Corps evacuated all volunteers, estimated at over 7,000and suspended all volunteer programmes.
From 15 March to 15 April, the Polish flag carrier LOT flew over 54,000 people, including Poles and other nationals, under the "LOTDoDomu" (LOT Flight Home) programme.
The government of India plans to evacuate citizens from around the world through the "Vande Bharat Mission" in May. The first phase, with over 15,000 Indian citizens planned to be evacuated from 7 to 13 May, focuses mostly on the Gulf states and other areas with high concentrations of Indians such as the US and UK,while the second phase, starting 15 May, will shift efforts to other European and Central Asian countries. It has been predicted that this evacuation will surpass the 1990 airlift of Indians from Kuwait to be the biggest in the country's history, with estimates ranging as high as 192k-250k nationals to be brought home. As India closed its airspace to international flights in March, these flights are crucial for both citizens wanting to return to India as well as anyone who wants to leave the country via outbound flights.
|Departure date||Organizing country/ies||Evacuees||Nationalities||Departure airport||Arrival airport||Notes|
|2020-01-30 to 2020-03-17||Turkmenistan||Beijing, Moscow, Minsk, Istanbul||Turkmenabat Airport||Turkmenistan removed all its citizens from countries with coronavirus.|
|2020-01-24 to 27||Vietnam||200||200|| Da Nang International Airport |
Cam Ranh International Airport
|Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Vietnam permitted four exceptional flights to take tourists and others from Wuhan home in the period 24–27 January, and organised a flight to evacuate citizens and diplomats.|
|2020-01-29|| Australia |
|300 (est.)||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||On 26 January, ABC News's exclusive report showed over 100 Australian children were trapped in Wuhan as the Foreign Minister Marise Payne said diplomatic staff were making effort on evacuation plans. On 29 January, Australia and New Zealand announced that they would cooperate in the evacuation of their citizens from Wuhan. There are between 50 and 82 New Zealanders in Wuhan and 600 Australians in Hubei including 140 Australian children in Wuhan. The New Zealand Government chartered a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft from the national carrier Air New Zealand to assist in evacuation efforts, subject to approval from Chinese officials. While prioritising New Zealand nationals, Australian and Pacific Island citizens were also carried.|
|2020-01-29||United States||195||March Air Reserve Base||First US evacuation flight, with a fuel stop in Anchorage.|
|2020-01-29||Japan||206||Tokyo Haneda Airport||This was Japan's first evacuation flight. Three passengers later tested positive for the virus, with two of them becoming Japan's first asymptomatic cases.|
|2020-01-30||210||This was Japan's second flight from Wuhan.|
|2020-01-30||Singapore||92||Singapore Changi Airport||Singaporeans were evacuated from Wuhan via a special Scoot flight, crewed by volunteers from the airline after co-ordination between Singapore and Chinese authorities facilitated the flights. However, not all Singaporeans were evacuated as some displayed symptoms before the flight. Two of the evacuees were later confirmed as the first Singaporeans to have the virus. Both were asymptomatic during the flight but were found to have a fever upon arrival.|
|2020-01-31||Japan||149||Tokyo Haneda Airport||Japan's third flight from Wuhan.|
|2020-01-31||South Korea||368||Gimpo International Airport|
|2020-01-31||United Kingdom||110|| 83|
|Royal Air Force Brize Norton||Passengers left Wuhan with military medics from the UK, arriving at RAF Brize Norton in England. The British passengers were quarantined at a segregated block of Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral; all passengers were tested before and during the flight, with none having the virus. The other EU nationals were flown on to Spain from Brize Norton. More Britons (up to 150) were supposed to be on the flight, which was planned to leave a day earlier, but China initially declined permission, and then anyone who had a Chinese passport (including infants and a newborn to British parents) were told they could not leave. Shortly before the flight departed, this decision was reversed, but it was too late for people to get to the airport even though the plane was also delayed for several hours. The British government plans to send another plane if necessary.|
|2020-01-31||France||180||Istres-Le Tubé Air Base|
|2020-01-31||China||76||Suvarnabhumi International Airport||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport|
|2020-01-31||124||Kota Kinabalu International Airport|
|2020-01-31||111||Tokyo Haneda Airport|
|2020-01-31||Germany||124||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Frankfurt Airport||The German Air Force plane was denied a stopover in Moscow after its starting point in Wuhan, according to the German Minister of Defence. Originally, the plane had received approval for a layover in Moscow to stop for refuelling and a change of crew personnel. The aircraft evacuated 102 German and 26 non-German citizens. The plane made a stopover in Helsinki on its way to Frankfurt Airport. The German Minister of Health stated that all passengers showed no symptoms of the coronavirus. On its way to Wuhan, the aeroplane carried 10,000 suits of protective equipment as requested by the Chinese government. Two passengers later tested positive for the virus.|
|2020-02-01||South Korea||333||Gimpo International Airport||South Korea's second flight, operated by Korean Air.|
|2020-02-01||Sri Lanka||33||Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport||A special Sri Lankan Airlines plane flew from Wuhan after co-ordination between the Sri Lankan Government and Chinese authorities. After arrival all passengers were quarantined at a segregated block at Diyatalawa Garrison of the Sri Lanka Army.|
|2020-02-01||India||324||Indira Gandhi International Airport||This was India's first evacuation flight. There were three minors, 211 students and 110 working professionals, and the flight was operated by Air India.|
|Ankara Esenboğa Airport||A cargo plane delivered medical equipment to China before taking the evacuees to Ankara. All passengers were quarantined in a local disused hospital.|
|Queen Alia International Airport||Flown by Royal Jordanian, making it the first Wuhan evacuation flight by a flag carrier.|
|2020-02-01||Mongolia||31||Chinggis Khaan International Airport||The flight was operated by MIAT Mongolian Airlines for the government. Passengers were quarantined at the National Center for Communicable Diseases.|
|2020-02-01||Myanmar||59||Mandalay International Airport||Myanmar National Airlines operated the flight.|
|2020-02-01||Bangladesh||312||Shahjalal International Airport||Using a chartered Boeing 777-300ER of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the government evacuated many people in Wuhan, mostly students studying there. After arrival they were taken to hajj camp which was turned into quarantine near Dhaka airport for 14 days. 3 people who had high temperature was taken to CMH hospital.|
|2020-02-01||Morocco||167||Mostly students and staff of the country's embassy to China. Passengers were quarantined for 20 days instead of the standard 14.|
|2020-02-01||China||89||Phuket International Airport||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport|
|2020-02-02||Indonesia||238||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Hang Nadim International Airport||Government of Indonesia chartered a Batik Air aircraft with 18 crews and 30 medics to evacuate around 200 Indonesian citizens from Hubei Province. All passengers were then transferred to Raden Sadjad Air Force Base, in Ranai, Natuna Island using one Boeing 737 and two C-130 Hercules from Indonesian Air Force.|
|Indira Gandhi International Airport||This was India's second flight. All passengers were quarantined in Delhi and Manesar, Haryana.|
Unspecified number of students
|Flown by Air Algérie. Also delivered supplies to China.|
|2020-02-02||Saudi Arabia||10||King Khalid International Airport||Mostly students, flight to Riyadh operated by Saudia.|
|2020-02-03||Italy||56||Italians and Poles||Pratica di Mare Air Base||Flown by a specially equipped KC-767.|
|2020-02-03||France||254||Istres-Le Tubé Air Base||The flight had 65 French nationals on board as well as residents of 29 other countries.|
|2020-02-03||Australia||243||Christmas Island Airport||Qantas flight chartered by the Australian government evacuated about 240 people, including 84 children and 5 infants, to the Australian mainland, before they were flown on smaller planes to the Christmas Island Detention Centre for quarantine. The inbound flight delivered medical supplies including masks, protective suits and gloves.|
|2020-02-03||Taiwan||247||Taoyuan International Airport||Charter flight operated by China Eastern Airlines|
16 from post-Soviet states
|Roshchino International Airport||Two military planes evacuated passengers to Tyumen, Siberia for quarantine.|
|2020-02-04||Malaysia||107||Kuala Lumpur International Airport||Chartered AirAsia flight with Malaysians as well as non-Malaysian family members on board.|
|2020-02-04||New Zealand||190|| 98 |
|Auckland Airport||Aircraft operated by New Zealand Airlines NZ1942. Except for the Australian residents, who were subsequently sent to Australia, others were sent to Whangaparaoa military base, 25 km away from Auckland, for two weeks of quarantine.|
|2020-02-04||Thailand||144||U-Tapao International Airport||While the flight left from Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, it flew to a different airport in order for passengers to be quarantined at nearby Sattahip Naval Base.|
|2020-02-04||Iran||84||Imam Khomeini International Airport||59 Iranians, 24 Syrians and one Lebanese citizen were evacuated by a flight operated by Mahan Air.|
|2020-02-04||United States||350 (est.)|| Travis Air Force Base |
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
|There were two flights, one of which went to Travis AFB near San Francisco, and the other which refuelled there and continued to MCAS Miramar near San Diego. Passengers on both flights were quarantined for 14 days. On 10 February, one passenger was confirmed infected and became the 13th case in the United States.|
|2020-02-05||Russia||147||Roshchino International Airport||Two Russian Air Force Il-76TDs evacuated people who were taken to a quarantine base in Tumen rehabilitation center.|
|2020-02-06||Canada||176||Canadian Forces Base Trenton||The flight was operated by an Airbus A330 (registration number 9H-STY), stopped at Vancouver International Airport to refuel, and then flew to CFB Trenton near Toronto. Quarantine was lifted on 21 February and no one was infected.|
|2020-02-06||United States||300 (est.)|| 240 (est.)|
Vancouver International Airport
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Lackland Air Force Base
|Consisted of two flights, one of which had a fuel stop in Vancouver were Canadians disembarked.|
|2020-02-07||Japan||198||Tokyo Haneda Airport||Fourth Japanese flight from Wuhan.|
|The Brazilian Air Force used two E-190 planes. One had a fuel stop in Las Palmas, where no one disembarked. All non-Brazilians got off in Warsaw.|
|2020-02-07||Brunei||2||Brunei International Airport||Operated by Royal Brunei Airlines and arrived the next day.|
|2020-02-08||China||61||Bali International Airport||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||A flight chartered by the Chinese Consulate-General picked up 49 adults and 12 children from Bali to Wuhan.|
|2020-02-09||Philippines||30||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Clark Air Base|
|2020-02-09||Australia||258||Darwin International Airport||Operated by Qantas Airways, with a total of 266 people evacuated including 8 Pacific Islanders. Everyone was quarantined in an unused mining camp near Darwin.|
|2020-02-09||Singapore||174||Changi International Airport||SIngaporeans were flown home on another special Scoot flight, numbered TR5121. On 16 February, one passenger was diagnosed with the virus. On 21 February, another confirmed diagnosis was announced.|
|2020-02-09||United Kingdom||200|| 105 (incl. family members)|
|Royal Air Force Brize Norton||Second British flight from Wuhan.|
|2020-02-10||France||35||Istres-Le Tubé Air Base|
|2020-02-10||Canada||185||Canadian Forces Base Trenton|
|2020-02-10||Vietnam||30||Noi Bai International Airport||Flight to Hanoi operated by Vietnam Airlines.|
|2020-02-11||South Korea||140||Gimpo International Airport|
|2020-02-16||Nepal||175||Tribhuvan International Airport||The flight to Kathmandu was operated by Nepal Airlines. The original number of Nepalese to be evacuated was 185, however, 4 of them decided to stay back and 6 were barred to board the flight due to medical reasons.|
|2020-02-17||Japan||65||Tokyo Haneda Airport||Fifth evacuation by Japan from Wuhan.|
|2020-02-17||United States||380+||Tokyo Haneda Airport|| Travis Air Force Base |
Lackland Air Force Base
|Evacuated passengers on the Diamond Princess|
|2020-02-19||South Korea||7|| 6|
|Gimpo International Airport||Air Force flight evacuating Diamond Princess passengers|
|2020-02-20||Hong Kong||106|| 84|
18 passengers of other nationalities, possibly Hong Kong residents
|Hong Kong International Airport||First Hong Kong evacuation flight for Diamond Princess passengers.|
|2020-02-20||Australia||164||Darwin International Airport||Two passengers later tested positive.|
|Wuhan Tianhe International Airport|| Almaty International Airport |
Kharkiv International Airport
|Another 3 Ukrainian citizens and 1 foreign national were denied boarding the flight by Chinese authorities due to medical reasons. Two Kazakhstan citizens have left the airliner during the intermediate landing in Almaty, Kazakhstan. All remaining evacuees were taken to Kharkiv Airport and then they were transported by ground to the National Guard sanatorium in Novi Sanzhary for 14 days quarantine.|
|Paris （Airport unknown）||All passengers were quarantined in Normandy.|
|2020-02-21||Canada||200+||Tokyo Haneda Airport||Canadian Forces Base Trenton||Flight for Diamond Princess passengers. After landing in Canada, passengers were held in quarantine in an hotel.|
|2020-02-21||Taiwan||19||Taoyuan International Airport||Evacuated Diamond Princess passengers.|
|2020-02-21||Hong Kong||84|| 82|
|Hong Kong International Airport||Second Hong Kong flight for Diamond Princess passengers. Macaunese passengers were taken to their homes by land over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.|
|2020-02-22||United Kingdom||32|| 30|
|Special plane for Diamond Princess passengers.|
|2020-02-23||Hong Kong||5 (excluding government workers)||Hong Kong International Airport||Third evacuation flight by Hong Kong for Diamond Princess passengers.|
|2020-02-24||Taiwan||2||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport||Taoyuan International Airport||Evacuated a haemophiliac and his mother.|
|2020-02-25||Philippines||309||Tokyo Haneda Airport||Clark Air Base||Repatriates consist of 440 crew members and 5 tourists from the Diamond Princess. The 445 Filipino repatriates were evacuated on two separate flights.|
|2020-02-26||Malaysia||66||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Kuala Lumpur International Airport||Second Malaysian flight from Wuhan, operated by AirAsia.|
|Indira Gandhi International Airport||This was the third evacuation flight sent by India to Wuhan. India also provided 15 tonnes of medical assistance comprising masks, gloves and other emergency medical equipment to China through the same Indian Air Force flight.|
|Tokyo（Airport unknown）||Indira Gandhi International Airport||This flight mostly had crew members of the Diamond Princess as passengers.|
|Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Military Transport Air Command||The flight was operated by the Colombian Air Force. Upon arrival, they were quarantined at a sports villa in Bogotá.|
|2020-03-02||Turkey||11||Istanbul Airport||Taoyuan International Airport||After an Israeli passenger on another Turkish Airlines flight tested positive, the airline ran a special flight to take a Taiwanese tour group on the same flight as the confirmed case home.|
|2020-03-04||United Arab Emirates||215|| 58 |
Unknown number of nationals from nearby countries
|Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Dubai International Airport|
|2020-03-04, 05||China||311/309||Imam Khomeini International Airport||Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport||Two flights, with the first one being operated by China Southern Airlines, evacuated Chinese citizens to the western city. A cluster of cases in Gansu, where Lanzhou is located, were linked to the evacuation.|
|2020-03-04, 05||Hong Kong||533||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Hong Kong International Airport||The Hong Kong government arranged four charter flights to bring back 533 of its residents from Wuhan. Upon arrival, they were quarantined in Chun Yeung Estate in Fo Tan.|
|2020-03-07||Macau||57||Macau International Airport|
|2020-03-07||Philippines||167||Macau International Airport||Ninoy Aquino International Airport||Charter flight organised to bring Overseas Filipino Workers home.|
|2020-03-10||India||58||Tehran（Airport unknown）||Hindon Airport||The Indian Air Force used a C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft to evacuate Indian pilgrims from Iran.|
|2020-03-10, 11||Taiwan||361||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Taoyuan International Airport||After some conflict between the Chinese and Taiwanese governments, two flights, one operated by China Airlines with 169 evacuees and another by China Eastern Airlines carrying 192, arrived around 11 pm on 10 March and 4 am on the 11th respectively.|
|2020-03-11||China||164[ citation needed ]||Imam Khomeini International Airport||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport|
|Milan Malpensa Airport||Indira Gandhi International Airport||The flight was operated by Air India. All the non-Indian citizens were of Indian origin. All evacuees were placed under quarantine for 14 days.|
|2020-03-13||South Africa||114||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Polokwane International Airport||112 South African citizens were evacuated on a South African Airways aircraft chartered by the South African Government. Medical screening was performed prior to departure, four South Africans who were showing signs of coronavirus were left behind to mitigate risk. Only South Africans who tested negative were repatriated. Test results cleared all the South Africans, including the flight crew, pilots, hotel staff, police and soldiers who, as a precautionary measure, all remained under observation and in quarantine for a 14-day period at The Ranch Resort.|
|2020-03-14||Thailand||89||Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport||U-Tapao International Airport||89 Thai students and tourist were evacuated from Italy on a Thai Airways flight organised by Thai government. They were quarantined for 14 days in Sattahip Naval Base.|
|2020-03-15||India||218||Milan Malpensa Airport||Indira Gandhi International Airport||Air India operated the flight. The evacuees brought to New Delhi will be shifted to Indo-Tibetan Border Police's camp in Chhawla area where they will be quarantined for 14 days.|
|2020-03-15||234||（Airport unknown）||Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport||131 students and 103 pilgrims, among others, were evacuated from Iran on a Mahan Air flight organised by the Indian Embassy. They were quarantined for 14 days in Indian Army's wellness centre facility in Jaisalmer.|
|2020-03-16||53||Tehran and Shiraz（Airport unknown）||Jaisalmer Airport||52 students and 1 teacher were evacuated by Air India and were then quarantined at an Army Wellness Centre in Jaisalmer.|
|2020-03-18||Malaysia||96||New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai （Airport unknown）||Kuala Lumpur International Airport||First batch of few hundred Malaysians stranded in India by an AirAsia flight.|
|2020-03-19||South Korea||80|| 74|
6 (family members of SK nationals)
|Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport||Incheon International Airport||An Iran Air charter flight took the passengers from Tehran to Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport, where they transferred to an Asiana Airlines charter flight going to Incheon.|
|2020-03-19||Taiwan||72||Lima International Airport||Miami International Airport||A group of 72 Taiwanese tourists flew from Lima to Miami on a privately chartered jet arranged by the Taiwanese government, after Peru declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and closed its borders on 16 March to all commercial traffic.|
|2020-03-22||Canada||444||Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport||Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||An Air Canada Charted flight brought 444 Canadians from Casablanca to Montréal.|
|2020-03-23||Israel||250+||Rome and Milan（Airport unknown）||Ben Gurion Airport||Israir operated two flights from Italy to Tel Aviv, with mostly students on board.|
|2020-03-24, 25||Canada||402||Lima International Airport||Toronto Pearson International Airport||An Air Canada Charted flight brought 402 Canadians from Lima to Peru.|
|2020-03-25||United States||1000+||Lima International Airport||Atlanta International Airport||On 25 March, the US government has repatriated over 1000 Americans from Peru.|
|2020-03-25||Monrovia Roberts International Airport||Washington Dulles International Airport||A chartered medical flight with limited capacity that gave preference to the elderly flew from Monrovia to Washington DC.|
|2020-03-25||Hong Kong||500+||Wuhan Tianhe International Airport||Hong Kong International Airport||A total of four flights will be chartered by the government to vacate citizens living in Hubei province outside of Wuhan city.|
|2020-03-25||Brazil||66||Cusco International Airport||Porto Velho Air Force Base||The two Hércules C-130 planes, of the Brazilian Air Force, carried out the rescue of 66 Brazilians who were stranded in Cuzco, Peru.|
|2020-03-25, 26, 30, 31||United Kingdom||1160+||160 |
4 (dual citizenship with British National Overseas Passport)
| Lima International Airport |
Arequipa International Airport
Cusco International Airport
Pucallpa International Airport
|London Heathrow International Airport||The UK government has arranged 7 British Airways charted flights to bring back over 1160 British, Irish and EU Nationals from Lima to London.|
|2020-03-26||Israel||314+||New Delhi||Ben Gurion Airport||Air India operated a flight from New Delhi, India to Tel Aviv.|
|2020-03-26||South Korea||198||Lima International Airport||Incheon International Airport||An Aeroméxico Charted flight brought 198 Korean from Lima to Incheon.|
|2020-03-27||Canada||432||Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport||Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||An Air Canada Charted flight brought 432 Canadians from Casablanca to Montréal.|
|2020-03-29||United States||153||Bogota El Dorado International Airport||Atlanta International Airport||The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, organised an evacuation flight for U.S. citizens from El Dorado Airport in Bogota to Atlanta.|
| Cusco International Airport |
Lima International Airport
|Miami International Airport||The flight, chartered by LATAM Airlines, departed from Cusco, a southeastern city in Peru, with 38 Taiwanese on board, then flew to the capital, Lima, to pick up an additional 17 Taiwanese Nationals. Another 84 passengers of four different nationalities—Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and the U.S. – bringing the total number of passengers to 139. The flight landed in Miami and all the passengers can choose to stay in the city or bound to their own country.|
|2020-03-30||Shanghai Pudong International Airport||Taoyuan International Airport||Two flights operated by China Airlines between Taoyuan and Shanghai will be opened to transport Taiwanese nationals in Hubei Province home.|
|2020-03-31||Australia||260||Lima International Airport||Sydney International Airport||A group of about 260 Australians who paid at least $5,160 each for an evacuation flight out of Peru have returned home.|
|2020-03-31||South Korea||309||Milan Malpensa Airport||Incheon International Airport||A Korean Air Charted flight brought 309 Korean from Milan to Incheon.|
|2020-04-01||United States||Bogota El Dorado International Airport||Eglin Air Force Base||The U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense, has organised an evacuation flight for U.S. citizens from El Dorado Airport in Bogota to Eglin Air Force Base in Destin, FL.|
|2020-04-01||300||Monrovia Roberts International Airport||Washington Dulles International Airport||The Embassy of the United States in Liberia has announced the arrival of a second charted flight to evacuate its citizens from Liberia though the country has reported only three confirmed cases of Covid-19.|
(dual citizenship with British National Overseas Passport)
|Yangon International Airport||Zurich Airport||An Edelweiss Air Charted flight brought 203 Swiss, British, Norwegian, EU, American and Canadian nationals from Yangon to Zurich. The first direct flight from Myanmar to Europe.|
|2020-04-01||South Korea||205||Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport||Incheon International Airport||A Korean Air Charted flight brought 205 Korean from Rome and Milan to Incheon.|
|2020-04-02||United States||Bogota El Dorado International Airport||Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport||The U.S. Embassy announced that Spirit Airlines will operate a humanitarian flight from Bogota, Colombia on 2 April 2020. The flight will depart from El Dorado International Airport and arrive at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.|
|2020-04-03||Hong Kong||76|| 65|
| Cusco International Airport |
Lima International Airport
|London Heathrow International Airport||The Hong Kong Government has arranged a charted flight to bring 65 Hong Kongers, 6 Malaysians and 5 Britons from Lima to London, then the Hong Kongers will go on board a regular connecting flight with secured bookings from London to Hong Kong. For those Hong Kongers and Malaysians who are stranded in Cusco, they will also take a domestic charted flight arranged by the Hong Kong government flying to Lima.|
|2020-04-18||Taiwan||60||Dubai International Airport||Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport||The Taiwanese government organised an Emirates charter flight taking 60 Taiwanese nationals back from UAE to Taiwan.|
|2020-04-21||Brazil||368||Hanoi–Noi Bai International Airport||São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport||A Garuda Indonesia plane chartered by Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs repatriated a total of 368 Brazilians from Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia to São Paulo with stopover in Amsterdam. The flight was planned to depart on 16 April but later rescheduled after Qatari government denied the flight to make stopover in Qatar.|
|2020-04-28||Ukraine||259||Miami International Airport||Kyiv International Airport|
|2020-04-30||Hong Kong||319||Islamabad International Airport||Hong Kong International Airport||The very first flight to take back Hong Kongers from Pakistan after the nationwide lockdown. An estimated number of 2000 Hong Kong citizens are stranded in different parts of the country.|
|2020-04-30||Fiji||Melbourne International Airport||Nadi International Airport||All guests are advised that only Fiji citizens (Fijian passport holders) are able to enter Fiji at this time. As with all recent evacuation flights arrivals, all arriving guests will be required to go into self-isolation at a Fijian Government-mandated facility for 28 days.|
|2020-05-18||Hong Kong||249||Indira Gandhi International Airport||Hong Kong International Airport||The very first flight to take back Hong Kongers from India after the nationwide lockdown. An estimated number of 3500 Hong Kong citizens are stranded in different parts of the country.|
The French government has strategically moved coronavirus patients from harder-hit areas to those with less cases to spread out the strain on the hospital system. Evacuations done for this purpose include one from Corsica using a naval shipand a series of high-speed TGV trains from Grand-Est to other regions.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in India, the country's central and state governments coordinated numerous international and domestic evacuations.[ citation needed ]
The national and local governments of Philippines have established and facilitated a program to evacuate its citizens and local migrant workers from COVID-19 hit regions to their home provinces.[ citation needed ]
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced plans in late January 2020 to quarantine Australian citizens evacuated from Wuhan, including children and the elderly, for a period of 14 days on Christmas Island. The decision to repatriate those citizens using controversial detention facilities formerly used to detain asylum seekers before they were shut down in 2018 has received criticism.Controversially, the government plan also necessitates those evacuees to pay a fee of A$1,000, and would take them to Perth after the quarantine period, where they would need to arrange their own transportation back to their home cities. The Australian Medical Association, in a statement on the same day, stated that the decision to hold Australian citizens in "a place where has been previously the focus of populations under enormous mental and physical trauma and anguish, is not a really appropriate solution."
In some places, local residents rallied against the decision to quarantine evacuees in their region. Residents of Nautana protested against the Indonesian government in early February 2020 for letting the evacuees stay there. Hundreds staged demonstrations and burned tires. As a result, Brimob and Indonesian National Armed Forces troops were deployed to ensure stable security conditions.To protect and give health assurance to local people, President Joko Widodo ordered Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto to open a temporary office in Natuna.
In the Philippines, the usage of the New Clark City development as a quarantine site was met with opposition from the municipal council of Capas. The local legislative said that they were not consulted by the national Department of Health and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority regarding the plan and suggested the national government to consider a more isolated area as a quarantine site.
After healthy Ukrainian evacuees returned from Wuhan to Ukraine on 20 February 2020, misinformation caused riots as protestors railed against the decision to quarantine the passengers nearby the day after they flew back, and the evacuees' bus was attacked.
Due to the nature of evacuation flights, being flown empty one-way and being arranged by charter airlines in many cases at short notice, many passengers have had to pay substantial fees for a seat.In the United States, a bill was introduced in Congress to propose waiving waiving travel expenses for US citizens evacuated and in Nigeria, flights have been subsidised by the government. Indian migrant workers also suffered with high prices, which were compounded by their lack of income due to the lockdown and economic downturn. In response, the Jharkhand government and Congress Party branch said it would pay train fares for migrants leaving the state as well as organise special trains for residents to get to their hometowns.
In the United States, a Department of Health and Human Services employee claimed that the workers who received Americans from the first evacuation from Wuhan were inadequately trained and equipped.
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This article documents the chronology and epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in January 2020, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. The first human cases of COVID-19 were identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
On 23 January 2020, the central government of China imposed a lockdown in Wuhan and other cities in Hubei in an effort to quarantine the center of an outbreak of COVID-19; this action is commonly referred to as the Wuhan lockdown. The World Health Organization (WHO), although stating that it was beyond its own guidelines, commended the move, calling it "unprecedented in public health history".
The COVID-19 pandemic in mainland China is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). China was the first country to experience an outbreak of the disease, the first to impose drastic measures in response, and one of the first countries to bring the outbreak under control.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The virus was first confirmed to have spread to Hong Kong on 23 January 2020. Confirmed cases were generally transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital's Infectious Disease Centre for isolation and centralized treatment. On 5 February, after a five-day strike by front-line medical workers, the Hong Kong government closed all but three border control points – Hong Kong International Airport, Shenzhen Bay Control Point, and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Control Point remaining open.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. As of 8 September 2021, 5,337,153 tests had been conducted in Taiwan, of which 16,056 are confirmed cases, including 837 deaths.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Bahrain is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The virus was confirmed to have reached Bahrain on 21 February 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Georgia when its first case was confirmed in Tbilisi on 26 February 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Hubei was first manifested by a cluster of mysterious pneumonia in Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei, China. A Wuhan hospital notified the local center for disease control and prevention (CDC) and health commissions on December 27, 2019. On December 31, Wuhan CDC admitted that there was a cluster of unknown pneumonia cases related to Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market after the unverified documents appeared on the Internet. The potential disease outbreak soon drew nationwide attention including that of the National Health Commission (NHC) in Beijing which sent experts to Wuhan on the following day. On January 8, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of the pneumonia. The sequence of the virus was soon published on an open-access database. Measures taken by China have been controversial. They were praised by the World Health Organization (WHO) for improvements over SARS-CoV-2 responses, but maligned by many in the international community for being slow to publicly disclose key facts or deceptive about the outbreak and for aggressively censoring information relating to the outbreak and public discontent from citizens online.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Mongolia is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Mongolia when its first case was confirmed in a French man who traveled from Moscow to Dornogovi on 10 March 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Kazakhstan is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The virus was confirmed to have reached Kazakhstan on 13 March 2020. It involved two Kazakh citizens in Almaty who were recently returned from Germany. That same day, two more cases were confirmed with one female arriving from Italy in Nur-Sultan and the other from Germany in Almaty as well.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Samoa is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The virus was confirmed to have reached Samoa on 18 November 2020. Samoa has only official declared one confirmed case of COVID-19 to the WHO.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Kiribati is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The virus was confirmed to have reached Kiribati on 18 May 2021.
This article documents the chronology of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020, which originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some developments may become known or fully understood only in retrospect. Reporting on this outbreak began in December 2019.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the central and state governments of India coordinated numerous international and domestic evacuations.
Overseas Filipinos, including Filipino migrant workers outside the Philippines, have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of June 1, 2021, there have been 19,765 confirmed COVID-19 cases of Filipino citizens residing outside the Philippines with 12,037 recoveries and 1,194 deaths. The official count from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on the cases of overseas Filipinos is not included in the national tally of the Philippine government. Repatriates on the other hand are included in the national tally of the Department of Health (DOH) but are listed separately from regional counts.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the national and local governments of the Philippines have coordinated numerous international and domestic evacuations.
The first responses of the government of India to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country involved thermal screenings of passengers arriving from China, the country from which the coronavirus disease 2019 originated, as well as of passengers arriving from other countries. As the pandemic spread worldwide, the Indian government recommended social distancing measures and also initiated travel and entry restrictions. Throughout March 2020, several shutdowns and business closures were initiated, and by the end of the month, the Indian government ordered a widespread lockdown. An economic package was announced in May 2020.
This article documents the chronology of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020, which originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some developments may become known or fully understood only in retrospect. Reporting on this outbreak began in December 2019.
On Thursday, 45 Ukrainians and 27 foreign nationals were flown from Wuhan in China, the epicentre of the deadly outbreak, to Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.
The evacuees – 45 Ukrainians, 27 Argentinians and citizens from several other South American countries, as well as 22 crew members and doctors – were flown to Ukraine from China's Hubei Province. All of them have already tested negative for the virus, authorities said, but are to be held in quarantine to ensure they aren't carrying it.