Uni Air and Mandarin Airlines suspend online check-in to prevent spread of Covid-19

Taipei, Taiwan - Two Taiwanese regional airlines have announced that they provisionally would halt their online check-in services for domestic flights to limit the spread of the Covid-19 disease.

Uni Air, EVA Air subsidiary Uni Air, and China Airlines subsidiary Mandarin Airlines decided to suspend online check-in services and in-flight beverages from March 23.

The new measures will be in force until the end of this month. Uni Air will also stop issuing electronic boarding passes, while Mandarin Airlines will stop early check-in services during that period.

Passengers will be required to check-in and select seats directly at the company desks. During the check-in process, passengers will be scanned for body temperature. People with a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or over will not be allowed to board.

Passengers will also be required to wear a face mask at all times during the flight, except food or drink consumption.