China’s restrictions on flights by Lufthansa triggers German backlash. The German Foreign Office expressed concerns about the measure taken and announced that it would now block flights by Chinese airlines. China justifies the cancellation of flight connections due to Covid concerns. Currently, in case an airline transports passengers to China, who are tested positive for Covid-19, the airline will be penalized. Chinese authorities prohibit penalized airlines from offering their respective route for a certain period of time. Since February, German airlines Condor and Lufthansa have already been affected by penalties.
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