Coronavirus: Impact on Private Jet Flights

We look at the operational impact of COVID-19


Coronavirus Private Jet

UPDATED 25 May
With the outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus), there are certain restrictions on travelling by air.

AlbaJet has seen a large surge in requests for charter flights - especially tied to airline cancellations. Availability of charter aircraft is at this time still very good.

Make sure to check out our currently available empty leg flights for last-minute deals.

Are private jets affected by coronavirus?

Disruption to private jet flights is currently moderate. Numerous measures are being taken by private jet operators to mitigate the risk of contagion including disinfecting the passenger cabins and cockpits between flights.

Individual countries may however be subject to restrictions, please see below:

Countries with Flight Restrictions affecting Private Jets

Austria

Passengers may enter Austria by air from within the Schengen area. This does not apply to Austrian nationals or permanent residents.

Belgium

Nonessential travel to Belgium is prohibited. Only Belgian nationals or residents will be granted entry, unless travel is absolutely essential for work.

China

Foreign nationals without Chinese residency may not enter China.

Czechia

All flights to and from Czechia must be performed to/from Prague Airport (PRG). Currently only nationals or residents may enter Czechia.

Cyprus

Only nationals of Cyprus and residents may enter Cyprus. Passengers entering Cyprus will need to submit a medical certificate of Coronavirus examination from their country of origin. Those entering will need to undergo a compulsory 14 day quarantine in an allocated facility.

Denmark

Only Danish citizens and residents are allowed entry into Denmark. Exceptions may be granted based on reasons for travel (e.g. work).

Egypt

All international flights have been banned to and from Egypt. Evacuation flights from Egypt are possible

Germany

Entry from non-EU countries is prohibited until the 15th of June 2020. On arrival in Germany, all passengers are required to fill in a health declaration form.

Italy

Restrictions in Italy are beginning to ease: a valid reason to travel is still required, tourism flights are prohibited.

From the 3rd of June onwards, tourism flights will be allowed from within the Schengen area, or from the United Kingdom: these will not have to undergo mandatory quarantine on arrival.

Jordan

All flights to and from Jordan are suspended, with the exception of repatriation flights. Repatriation flights to Jordan require an official permit.

Latvia

All international flights to and from Latvia are banned - this does not apply to repatriation flights for Latvian nationals or permanent residents.

Lebanon

All flights to and from Lebanon are banned until July 5th 2020. Diplomatic and UN flights may be exempted.

Malta

All flights from Malta are prohibited except for repatriation purposes. Any passenger arriving in Malta must undergo self-quarantine for 14 days.

Morocco

Morocco has banned all passengers flights until at least the 31st of May 2020. Special authorisation may be requested through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco.

Netherlands

The Netherlands have banned all non-essential flights. This does not include repatriation flights for either Dutch nationals or nationals of other EEA States and Switzerland.

Norway

Only residents of Norway or of other EEA States may enter the country.

Poland

All international flights are banned to and from Poland. Exemptions may be granted for Polish nationals and residents.

Portugal

All flights to and from Portugal are banned, except for repatriation flights. Numerous smaller airports are closed.

Romania

No flights between Romania and China, Iran, Korea and Italy. Nationals from Schengen countries may enter Romania.

Slovakia

Only Slovakian nationals and residents may enter Slovakia with prior registration. Furthermore, all three international airports have been closed since March 13. Secondary regional airports can still be used by private jets, arriving passengers must however remain in quarantine for 14 days.

Spain

Only Spanish nationals and permanent residents are currently allowed to fly to Spain. Flights from Spain are also restricted, especially from the Balearic and Canary Islands, repatriation flights are still possible. All passengers are required to self quarantine on arrival.

Switzerland

Only Swiss or Liechtenstein nationals/residents may enter Switzerland, exceptions may be granted. The only airports open for flights are currently Basel, Geneva and Zurich.

Turkey

Turkey has banned all flights to and from the following countries:
Algeria, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Uzbekistan

United States

A travel ban has been put in place by the United States for passengers travelling from the EU. This does not apply to US nationals and permanent residents.

What are the benefits of travelling by private jet?

Choosing a private jet charter instead of flying by commercial flight has numerous advantages:

  • Use of a private jet terminal rather than the main terminal.
  • Aircraft are disinfected between flights.
  • Not sharing a cabin with other members of the public.
  • Avoid airline flight cancellations and possible bankruptcies.

You can get an estimate price, and request a personalised quote, by using our private jet cost calculator.