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coronavirus nj, “Due to a significant decline in demand for travel to China, we are suspending some flights between our hub cities and Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai beginning Feb. 1 through Feb. 8. We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and will adjust our schedule as needed,” United said a statement to Fox News. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Additional airlines around the world have also scaled back their China-bound flights, like Air Canada, while others have canceled certain routes completely, like Finnair, which canceled five of its weekly flights to China through March 29, and British Airways, which suspended all service to mainland China.

coronavirus nj - CDC expands passenger screening to 20 airports in the U.S. in response to the coronavirus outbreak. More cruise lines have canceled scheduled departures from China amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which has killed at least 132 people and sickened nearly 6,000 across the globe. Over 50 million people remain on lockdown in 17 Chinese cities. The luxury Seabourn Cruise Lines has canceled the Seabourn Ovation’s Feb. 3 call in Xiamen following the updated travel advisory from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to a Level 3 for the region. Instead, officials for the Seattle-based, Carnival Corp. subsidiary have rerouted the ship to stop in Sandakan, Malaysia, on Feb. 10, a spokesperson told Fox News on Wednesday.

coronavirus nj, An image of the Seabourn Ovation ship. The luxury liner's Feb. 3 call in Xiamen, China has been canceled following the updated travel advisory from the CDC for the region. (iStock) ACTRESS, HUSBAND SUE PRINCESS CRUISES OVER ALLEGED BEDBUG INCIDENT Likewise, Asia's Star Cruises has suspended operations for its SuperStar Gemini ship in Xiamen, Cruise Critic reports. Affected passengers can either receive a full refund or rebook a new cruise trip. Boarding has also been suspended for passengers and their close contacts living in Wuhan or the Hubei province for the foreseeable future.

coronavirus nj - We apologize for any inconvenience caused and we thank you in advance for your kind understanding and support in light of these unforeseen circumstances, company officials said in a statement, per Cruise Critic. Star Cruises would like to reiterate that it maintains the highest preventative hygiene and sanitation standards on board its fleet and is committed to safeguarding the health of all guests and crew. Meanwhile, although the Norwegian Cruise Line reportedly has not canceled the Norwegian Jade's sailing from Hong Kong on Jan. 30, according to the Miami Herald, the company has introduced non-touch temperature screenings for passengers departing from Chinese ports. Guests with a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher will not be allowed to board, while passengers traveling from Wuhan or who have been in the now-quarantined city within the last 30 days will also be denied boarding, according to Cruise Critic.

coronavirus nj - Spokespeople for Star Cruises and Norwegian were not immediately available to offer further comment on the news. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department raised its travel advisory from a Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution) to a Level 3 (Reconsider Travel), citing the “novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.” The State Department has further issued a Level 4 advisory (Do Not Travel) for the entire Hubei province, the capital of which is Wuhan.