Flights to Europe and China return to SFO Airport, with restrictions, in June:
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Flights to Europe and Japan will return to San Francisco International Airport in June, according to a statement from the airport.
This is big news; SFO hasn’t had any flights to Europe since April 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. But don’t expect to escape to Paris for a week of fun next month. These flights are extremely limited and come with restrictions.
The following flights are slated to resume in June:
—All Nippon Airways (ANA), three flights per week to Tokyo-Narita, beginning June 1
—Swiss International Air Lines, one weekly flight to Zurich, beginning June 1
—Lufthansa, three flights per week to Munich, beginning June 16.
There’s no date yet for when flights between SFO and China will return.
“A lot of these international flights require governmental approval, so it will really require the approval of the Chinese government for United to resume some of those flights,” SFO spokesperson Doug Yakel told KTVU-TV.
While airlines are resuming limited international service, you can’t book these flights for leisure travel. All travel advisories, restrictions on entry, and arrival screening procedures remain in effect, SFO said in a statement.
The San Francisco stay-at-home order requires people to stay home except for essential needs and people may only travel to “perform essential activities, operate essential businesses and maintain essential government functions.”
What’s more, the Department of Homeland Security Notice of Arrival Restriction requires “American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families who have been in certain European countries at any point in the 14 days before their scheduled arrival to the United States to travel through one of 13 airports upon arrival to the U.S., submit to an enhanced entry screening and self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.”
SFO has seen a dramatic drop in travel. Yakel told KTVU that daily security screenings currently average 3,000. At this time last year 75,000 people passed through #security per day.