Flying to China? An economy class ticket is going to cost at least $16,400 this month from Vancouver to Beijing and flights from major hubs like Dubai, London, and Singapore can scarcely be found. This is confirmed by BTJ missionaries who are trying to return back to China.
And – prices are about to get even higher.
The US has just given the directive to stop at least 44 flights by Chinese carriers, as a response to China banning US carriers to China, meaning getting a flight from America to China is likely to go through either Canada or Japan.
As fewer airlines are willing to fly to China because of the hardship of their strict Covid-19 rules, travel to China for missionaries has never been so expensive and so difficult.
Our prayers are that things will relax after the Beijing Winter Olympics next month.