Current Travel Warnings: Provided by International SoS

    Asia & the Pacific: Anticipate travel disruption upon arrival at airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; abide by official directives (Revised) Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:13:47 EST

    The authorities have imposed comprehensive health screening measures at airports in several countries across the region followingan increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (‘2019-nCoV’) cases. These countries comprise Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Such measures apply particularly to passengers arriving at these airports from China, after the country's authorities confirmed that the virus can spread via human transmission. Infections have been confirmed in Thailand, Japan, Macao, South Korea and Taiwan. While the World Health Organization (WHO) has not announced travel restriction requirements, members should anticipate travel disruption at airports.

    Asia & the Pacific: Defer travel to cities under official travel restrictions due to Novel Coronavirus; follow official orders (Revised) Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:49:53 EST

    Members should defer all travel to Chibi, Ezhou, Huanggang, Lichuan and Wuhan (all Hubei province) due to restrictions imposed by the government to contain the spread of the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The authorities have likewise advised people against travelling out of these cities, where public transport, including intercity buses, trains and ferries, has been suspended since 00.01 (local time) on 24 January. Those already in an affected area should stay there until the official orders are lifted. Travel to the rest of China can continue with flexible itineraries, accounting for additional time required for health and temperature screenings at transport hubs.

    Asia & the Pacific: Expect significant congestion, increased demand for transport over Lunar New Year holiday period until 8 February Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:28:50 EST

    Members should expect heightened demand for transport during the annual Lunar New Year (Spring Festival, locally known as ‘Chun Jie’) holiday period, until8 February. Lunar New Year itself falls on24-25 January. Significant congestion can be expected at transport hubs and along major routes due to a large volume of travellers, particularly at the beginning and the end of the holiday period. Members travelling within, to or from the country from nowuntil at least 8 Februaryshould make bookings well in advance and plan journeys accounting for potential travel disruption.

    Asia & the Pacific: Hong Kong: Avoid further protests over Chinese New Year period; plan journeys accounting for disruption Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:16:33 EST

    Members in Hong Kong over the coming days should avoid further demonstrations (see More detail section below) and plan journeys accounting for disruption in affected areas. A series of protests at Mass Transit Railway (MTR) stations were announced on 23 January. These events are likely to be attended by hardline activists, and may become disruptive. While planned gatherings at various MTR stations on 21 January were mostly peaceful, a stand-off between demonstrators and the police occurred in Yuen Long (New Territories) during the night. Officers used pepper spray to disperse protesters.

    Asia & the Pacific: SPECIAL ADVISORY: Novel coronavirus Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:55:38 EST

    Latest update: Further cases and fatalities. Ongoing human-to-human transmission. Outbreak not a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. A novel (new) coronavirus has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in China. Other viruses in this family cause MERS and SARS. The outbreak originated among stall holders and people who visited the Huanan / South China Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan. There is ongoing human-to-human transmission, including among healthcare workers. Cases have been confirmed in people who travelled from Wuhan to other locations in China including; Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai, as well as to other countries/territories including Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, Vietnam and the United States. (For more information see the medical alerts for the individual locations.) So far, there does not appear to be transmission between people in locations outside mainland China. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Defer all travel to Wuhan. Public transportation from and around Wuhan is suspended. Follow all official directives, including wearing of face masks in public places in Wuhan. Everyone in China is advised to pay attention to general hygiene, avoid contact with sick people and avoid wet markets. Do not travel if you are sick.

    Australia: Canberra: Expect disruption at airport following cancellations due to bushfires; reconfirm flights Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:33:47 EST

    Members due to travel via the capital’s Canberra Airport (CBR) in the coming days should reconfirm the status of flights following multiple cancellations on 23 Januarydue to nearby bushfires. The fires have since been downgraded by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service from ‘Emergency Warning’ to ‘Advice’ (the highest and lowest of a three-tier scale, respectively). Though airport officials announced the facility is currently operational, residual delays can be expected as airlines clear their backlog of flights. Further short-notice disruption at the airport is still possible until at least February.

    Austria: Vienna: Anticipate disruption, avoid protest over right-wing ball on 24 January Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:24:37 EST

    Members should anticipate disruption in the capital Vienna on 24 January during a protest against the annual 'Academics' Ball' organised by the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPO). A demonstration will begin at 17.00 (local time) at Schottentor, on the city's famous Ring Road. The ball itself starts at the same time at the Hofburg (Imperial Palace). Localised scuffles between participants and the police have occurred during previous such protests, while an exclusion zone and traffic diversions are usually instituted in the city centre.

    Canada: Anticipate travel disruption upon arrival at airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; follow official directives Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:48:29 EST

    Members arriving in Canada in the coming weeks should expect additional screening measures at airports following an increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in China. The Canadian Border Services Agency has announced that passengers arriving from international flights at Montreal- Trudeau (YUL, Quebec province), Toronto Pearson (YYZ, Ontario province) and Vancouver (YVR, British Columbia province) international airports will be asked a screening question as part of the regular arrival process. Passengers identified to be at an increased risk – namely if they have recently travelled to Wuhan (Hubei province, China) and show flu-like systems – may be required to undergo further screening. Members should anticipate related disruption and follow all official directives.

    Chile: Santiago: Anticipate disruption during peace march on 24 January Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:16:35 EST

    Members in the capital Santiago on 24 January should anticipate disruption during a planned peace march, and plan journeys accordingly. Participants at 17.00 (local time) will proceed from Plaza a la Aviacion to Plaza Baquedano (also known as Plaza Italia and Plaza de la Dignidad). Artistic and cultural groups are protesting against alleged repression of anti-government demonstrators. While the event is intended to be peaceful, there is potential for confrontations between participants and the security forces, particularly if the latter attempt to break up the rally.

    Europe & CIS: Anticipate travel disruption upon arrival at airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; follow official directives Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:23:13 EST

    The authorities in Belarus, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia and the UK have introduced health screening measures at several airports and land border crossings with China after an increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (‘2019-nCoV’) cases. The measures apply primarily to travellers arriving via air or land from China. Members should anticipate travel disruption at airports and land crossings with China.

    Europe & CIS: Continue to expect travel disruption, exercise caution during passage of Storm Gloria (Revised) Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:15:01 EST

    Members in north-eastern Spain and southern France should continue to plan journeys accounting for disruption due to the passage of Storm Gloria. The storm has brought winds of up to 90 miles per hour (145kph) as well as heavy rain and snowfall. In Spain, at least 11 people have been killed in weather-related incidents and five people have been reported missing. The storm is currently moving towards southern France, where an orange weather alert (second-highest on a four-tier scale) is in effect in Aude and Pyrenees-Orientales departments (both Occitanie region).

    France: Reconfirm flights during further air traffic control strike on 24 January Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:17:15 EST

    Members planning to fly to/from France on 24 January should confirm the status of their flights before setting out and anticipate travel disruption during a further air traffic controllers' (ATC) strike. The work stoppage, called by the USAC-CGT union, is linked to ongoing strikes and protests against pension reform (see our related report). A recent ATC strike on 13-17 January called by the same union had limited impact on French airport operations, with airlines cancelling 20-25% beforehand as a precaution. However, a strike on 9 January led to significant delays and cancellations.

    France: Urban centres: Expect disruption around fresh pension protests, strikes ahead of, during 24 January (Revised) Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:19:50 EST

    Members should continue to factor transport disruption into their journeys and avoid protests while strikes over planned pension reforms persist. Major gatherings are planned nationwide on 24 January, coinciding with a special ministerial meeting to discuss the proposed reforms. In the capital Paris, protesters will march from Place de la Republique at 11.00 (local time) to Place de la Concorde. Several unions have called for further nationwide walkouts until24 January, including by air traffic controllers (see related report) and port workers. Rail services and public transport may be subject to further disruption on the day.

    French Guiana (France): Cayenne: Anticipate disruption on 24 January during protest over pension reforms Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:20:19 EST

    Members in the local capital Cayenne on 24 January should anticipate localised disruption during a protest over pension reforms, and plan journeys accordingly. Participants at 09.00 (local time) are due to gather at the fire station on Avenue Mandela. The event is linked to an ongoing, union-led protest campaign in France against the controversial pension reforms (see our related reporting).

    Haiti: Continue to defer non-essential travel amid protracted political crisis Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:17:25 EST

    Members should continue to defer non-essential travel to Haiti amid the ongoing political crisis. Those in-country should minimise non-essential movement on days of heightened unrest. Protests across urban centres, including the capital Port-au-Prince, remain frequent. President Jovenel Moise began governing the country by executive order on 13 January, after the mandate of most of the country’s senators and deputies expired as the parliament failed to approve an electoral law to hold legislative elections in 2019. Members should exercise caution when travelling, particularly given reports that local gangs have been extorting motorists.

    Iceland: Reykjavik: Continue to reconfirm flights at Keflavik International Airport in coming days due to bad weather conditions (Revised) Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:49:14 EST

    Members due to fly via Keflavik International Airport (KEF), 31 miles (50km) south-west of the capital Reykjavik, should continue to reconfirm schedules and maintain flexible itineraries in the coming days due to poor weather conditions. Heavy snowfall and stormy weather resulted in flight cancellations at the capital Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport on 23 January. Yellow wind warnings (second-highest on a four-tier scale) on 24 January were in effect for south, south-west and south-east Iceland, with winds likely to bring snow showers, according to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO). Additionally, local reports note that severe gale conditions are also likely across west and north Iceland.

    India: Maharashtra state: Avoid any protests related to shutdown strike on 24 January Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:18:27 EST

    Members across Maharashtra state, particularly in major cities such as Mumbai, Thane and Pune, on 24 January should avoid all protests related to a planned bandh (shutdown strike). The industrial action has been called by the pro-Dalit (so-called untouchable caste) Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi party against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), among other issues. Several student, teacher and civil society groups are expected to participate. While any related gatherings are unlikely to cause widespread disruption, minor scuffles between protesters and the police are possible, posing incidental risks to bystanders.

    Japan: Imported novel coronavirus case Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:38:26 EST

    Latest update: Second case confirmed in Japan. At least two imported cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus have been confirmed. Both cases have a history of travel to Wuhan. This new coronavirus is causing an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Severe disease is possible. Although transmission from human to human has occurred in China, there is no evidence of any further spread in Japan. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.

    Kenya: Nairobi: Plan alternative routes during partial closure of Lower Kabete Road from 28 January Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:58:10 EST

    Members in the capital Nairobi should anticipate disruption in the coming months from the partial closure of Lower Kabete Road at the Brookside Drive junction, which begins from 05.00 (all times local) on 28 January. The closure will remain in effect until 18.00 on 28 April, according to the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA). The authorities noted that traffic marshals would guide motorists in the coming days to take alternative routes, including viaPeponi Road and Mwanzi Road. Traffic congestion is likely in the vicinity, including on Waiyaki Way. Members are advised to use alternative routes and allow additional time for all journeys.

    Malawi: Anticipate, avoid protests between 27 January, 3 February due to risk of localised disruption, unrest Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:04:30 EST

    Members should anticipate demonstrations related to the expected ruling by the Constitutional Court over alleged irregularities during the May 2019 presidential elections. The verdict is expected between 27 January and 3 February. Related opposition protests have taken place across the country over several months. Members should keep abreast of developments, including possible protests in their area, and avoid them due to the risk of localised disruption and unrest.

    Marshall Islands: Dengue fever Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:35:20 EST

    Latest update: ongoing outbreak. Cases of dengue fever have been reported and a health emergency has been declared. The disease is spread mainly by mosquito bites. It can cause a range of symptoms including fever, headache and a rash. Some people, especially infants, pregnant women and those who have been infected before, get a more severe form that can lead to fatal complications. Prevention is mainly by avoiding mosquito bites.

    Martinique (France): Fort-de-France: Plan journeys bypassing further pension reform protests on 24 January; anticipate disruption Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:25:18 EST

    Members in the capital Fort-de-France on 24 January should anticipate disruption and plan journeys bypassing further labour union-led demonstrations over controversial pension reforms. While specific details are unclear, potential flashpoints include major roads, public squares and government buildings. Scuffles between protesters and the security forces may occur, posing incidental risks to bystanders. Related, well-attended rallies took place on 14 and 16 January and passed off peacefully, though dozens of establishments closed as a precaution.

    Mexico: Morelos state, Mexico City: Plan journeys until 26 January bypassing march over security policies Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:11:59 EST

    Members in Morelos state and the capital Mexico City should avoid a march led by the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) against the government’s security policies. The rally began in Cuernavaca (Morelos) on 23 January and will arrive in San Pedro Martir (Tlalpan) in Mexico City on 24 January. The following day, participants will gather at Estela de Luz (Chapultepec, Mexico City) from 12.00 to 19.00 (local time). On 26 January in Mexico City, demonstrators will proceed towards the National Palace, passing by Avenue Paseo de la Reforma and the Juarez area.

    Pakistan: Lahore: Anticipate heightened security, travel disruption during international cricket series between 24, 27 January Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:17:21 EST

    Members in Lahore (Punjab province) over the coming days should anticipate heightened security and travel disruption during an international T20 cricket series between Pakistan and Bangladesh. The matches will take place at theGaddafi Stadium from 14.00 (local time) on 24-25 and 27 January. At least 10,000 security force personnel will be deployed in the city, while extensive traffic restrictions will be implemented to secure the tournament and its players. Members should maintain flexible itineraries, reconfirm routes prior to departure and carry relevant identification documents to ease passage through security checkpoints.

    Pakistan: Maintain flexible itineraries; plan journeys accounting for severe disruption during ongoing winter season (Revised) Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:29:10 EST

    Members should plan journeys accounting for severe disruption during the ongoing winter season, which will last until February. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces and Pakistan-administered Kashmir are among the worst affected areas where the death toll has hit over 70. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) continues to forecast heavy snowfalls and cold waves in these areas as well as major urban centres including Karachi (Sindh province). Members should maintain flexible itineraries due to the risk of short-notice disruptions and reconfirm the status of routes before setting out.

    Philippines: Calabarzon region, Metro Manila: Continue to anticipate disruption due to activity at Taal volcano Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:10:42 EST

    Members in Calabarzon region and Metro Manila should continue to anticipate disruption and maintain flexible itineraries due to activity at theTaal volcano(Volcano island, Batangas province, Calabarzon). The volcano remains at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology's (PHIVOLCS) Alert Level 4 (second-highest on a five-tier scale), indicating that a hazardous eruption may be imminent. Evacuation orders remain in place for areas within a nine-mile (14km) radius of the crater. Although the capital Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is operating normally, short-notice disruption is possible.

    Philippines: Iloilo City: Anticipate disruption, heightened security around Dinagyang festival on 24-26 January Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:24:23 EST

    Members should anticipate increased security and travel disruption in Iloilo City (Iloilo province) on 24-26 January during the annual Dinagyang festival. At least 1m people are expected to attend the religious and cultural festival, and more than 4,200 security personnel will be deployed as protection. Checkpoints are likely at entry points to festival venues. Mobile phone services will be shut down between 06.00 and 14.00 (local time) on 26 January. Members not attending the festival should plan routes avoiding areas around the Dinagyang grandstand and San Jose Placer Parish Church to minimise travel inconvenience.

    Réunion (France): Avoid vicinity of protests against pension reforms on 24 January Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:20:55 EST

    Members in Saint-Denis and Saint Pierre on 24 January should plan journeys bypassing protests over pension reforms to minimise disruption and as a precaution. Protesters will march in Saint Denis from le Petit Marche to the Prefecture but no time has been confirmed as yet. In Saint Pierre, participants will gather at the Town Hall from 09.00 (local time). The rallies are being organised as part of a protest campaign by public sector and transport unions in France, ongoing since 5 December 2019, against pension reforms (see our related reporting).

    Senegal: Urban centres: Anticipate, avoid further protests over electricity tariff increase Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:23:22 EST

    Members in urban centres over the coming weeks should continue to anticipate and avoid further protests over a recent hike in electricity tariffs due to the risk of localised disruption and unrest. The next demonstration is planned for 24 January in the capital Dakar. Potential flashpoints include Place de la Nation, Place de l'Independance and the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) campus. While nationwide rallies on 10 January passed off peacefully, members should avoid all demonstrations as a precaution. During related protests on 20 December 2019, 25 protesters were arrested following clashes with the police.

    Singapore: Imported novel coronavirus case Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:42:34 EST

    Latest update: Assessment added. A single case of 2019 novel coronavirus has been confirmed. The patient travelled from Wuhan, China to Singapore on 20 January, where he sought medical care and was diagnosed with the virus. This new coronavirus is causing an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Severe disease is possible. Although transmission from human to human has occurred in China, there is no evidence of any further spread in Singapore. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.

    South Korea: Anticipate travel, business disruption during Lunar New Year holiday period until 27 January Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:26:17 EST

    Members in South Korea during the annual Lunar New Year (Spring Festival, known locally as Seollal) holiday period should expect travel disruption, including significant road congestion and delays, and an increased demand for transport and accommodation. The official public holiday period runs from 24-27 January, with the Lunar New Year itself falling on 25 January.

    South Korea: Imported novel coronavirus cases Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:08:17 EST

    Latest update: second imported case reported. Two cases of the novel (new) strain of coronavirus, currently causing an outbreak of respiratory illness and pneumonia in China, have been detected in people who travelled from Wuhan, China to South Korea. Although transmission from human to human has occurred in China, there is no evidence of any further spread in South Korea. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.

    Taiwan (China): Imported novel coronavirus case Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:50:28 EST

    Latest update: updated advice. A single case of the novel (new) strain of coronavirus, currently causing an outbreak of pneumonia in mainland China, has been detected in a female traveller who travelled from Wuhan to Taiwan on 20 January. Although transmission from human to human has occurred in China, there is no evidence of any further spread in Taiwan. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.

    Taiwan (China): Plan itineraries accounting for travel disruption during Lunar New Year holiday until 8 February Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:27:17 EST

    Members travelling in Taiwan during the upcoming annual Lunar New Year (Spring Festival) holiday period until 8 February should expect significant travel disruption. The official public holiday period runs until23-29 January, with the two-week festival beginning on 25 January. Traffic congestion and increased demand for transport services and accommodation can expected during this period.

    Thailand: Imported novel coronavirus case Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:59:07 EST

    Latest update: updated advice and disease information. Cases of the novel (new) strain of coronavirus, currently causing an outbreak of respiratory illness and pneumonia in Wuhan, China, have been detected in people who travelled from Wuhan to Thailand in January. Although transmission from human to human has occurred in China, there is no evidence of any further spread in Thailand. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.

    United States: Anticipate travel disruption upon arrival at select international airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; follow official directives Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:48:30 EST

    Members arriving in the United States after travelling from or through Wuhan (Hubei province, China) should expect heightened screening measures and related disruption following an increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in that country. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced screening measures at Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL, Atlanta), John F. Kennedy (JFK, New York) Los Angeles (LAX) San Francisco (SFO) and O’Hare (ORD, Chicago) international airports over the coming weeks. The screenings will consist of health symptoms checks and a questionnaire; passengers identified to be at an increased risk may be required to undergo further screening.

    United States: Imported novel coronavirus case in Washington State Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:11:13 EST

    Latest update: updated assessment and disease information. A man who returned from Wuhan, China, has been confirmed infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus in Washington State. This new coronavirus which is causing an outbreak in Wuhan, China, can cause symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Severe disease is possible. Although transmission from human to human has occurred in China, there is no suggestion at this stage of any further spread in Washington State. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. To prevent infection from any respiratory illness, pay attention to hygiene, and avoid contact with sick people.

    United States: Washington (DC): Plan journeys bypassing pro-life march on 24 January to minimise inconvenience Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:21:47 EST

    Members in the capital Washington (DC) on 24 January should plan routes bypassing the annual anti-abortion ‘March for Life' event in order to minimise travel delays. Hundreds of thousands of participants are expected to gather at 12.00 (local time) at the National Mall. They will then begin marching at 13.00 from between 12th and 14th streets on Constitution avenue to the Supreme Court and Capitol buildings, where a rally will be held until 17.30. Members should expect road closures and overcrowded metro stations near the route of the march.

    Vietnam: Imported novel coronavirus cases Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:50:42 EST

    Latest update: Assessment added. Two cases of the novel (new) strain of coronavirus currently causing an outbreak of pneumonia in mainland China have been confirmed in Ho Chi Minh City. The infected father and son had both recently been in Wuhan, China. Although transmission from human to human has occurred in China, there is no evidence of any further spread in Vietnam. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.

    Worldwide travel: Anticipate travel disruption upon arrival at airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; follow official directives Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:23:52 EST

    The authorities in Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Algeria and Tunisia have introduced health screening measures at several airports after an increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (‘2019-nCoV’) cases. The measures apply primarily to travellers arriving via air either directly or indirectly from China.Members should anticipate travel disruption if on direct or indirect flights from China to airports in any of the aforementionedcountries.Other countries and airports in the region may also introduce pre-emptive checks in the coming days.

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