Airline halts flights from Vilnius to Israel as country introduces quarantine for all arrivals

The budget airline Wizz Air is temporarily cancelling flights from Vilnius to the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Eilat due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

The carrier says it is cancelling flights from Thursday through March 23 after Israel imposed a 14-day quarantine for everyone arriving in the country.

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According to Wizz Air, passengers with bookings affected by the cancellations are have been informed and offered to rebook on an alternative route at the earliest possible date.

Those who made their bookings via travel agents – including online intermediaries – are advised to contact the company they purchased their tickets from.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that Israel would require a 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the country to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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