17 March 2020 – Vietnam Airlines stops flights from France and Malaysia

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; International trde and travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Department of Consulate)

Overview: Due to high risk of transmission of COVID-19, Vietnam Airlines (National aviation) decided to temporarily stop its flights from France from the night of 17th March 2020 and 18 March 2020 from Malaysia
Full details here: https://tuoitre.vn/vietnam-airlines-tam-dung-cac-duong-bay-giua-viet-nam-va-phap-malaysia-20200317190836244.htm

Type of Justification: Considered a necessary escalation of current measures, Malaysian government closes borders
Source of Evidence or Justification: International – government
Evidence/Justification: No justification given for suspension of travel to France, Malaysian suspension is due to Malaysia’s borders closing