Coronavirus Daily Updates: What You Need To Know

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    Our in-house operations teams are closely monitoring ongoing developments. Each day, we’ll continue to update this page with changes over the past 24 hours

    February 13 – Updates include new country-specific restrictions for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone and Vietnam, as well as additional restrictions for Hubei and updated totals for cases and deaths.

    February 12 – Updates include Airbnb suspending bookings in Beijing until 30 April, new country-specific restrictions for Fiji, several flight status updates and new totals for cases and deaths.

    February 11 – Updates include the total number of people who have recovered from coronavirus worldwide, new restrictions and measures for Gabon, South Korea and Thailand, several new country-specific flight status updates and new totals for cases and deaths.

    February 10 – Updates include additional restrictions and other measures from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and National Health Service, China's changes to the definition of "confirmed" cases and new totals for worldwide cases and deaths.

    February 9 – Updates include date modifications for country-specific restrictions and measures, as well as updated totals for cases and deaths.

    The outbreak of the pneumonia-like coronavirus, which manifests in fever, coughing and breathing difficulties, was first traced to a seafood market in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in late December 2019. The new strain (COVID-19) comes from the same family of viruses that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

    Although initial cases were thought to result from direct animal exposure, the rapid and widespread nature of confirmed and reported cases makes it clear that this virus is transmitted between humans. China’s National Health Commission (NHC) says that 80% of coronavirus fatalities occurred in people over the age of 60 and 75 percent had an underlying disease.

    At this time, however, it is unclear how easily the virus spreads between people, or during what phase of illness transmission occurs. Wuhan’s reputation as a transportation hub—with international flights to 109 airports in 20 countries—has complicated containment efforts. On 30 January, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak “a public health emergency of international concern.”

    China changed the definition of “confirmed” cases on 2 February and will no longer consider cases “confirmed” for patients who test positive but do not exhibit symptoms.

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    *Special administrative regions of China; **autonomously governed region of china

    + Death of a US citizen occurred in Wuhan and is included in China numbers.



    Outbreak Data
    There are discrepancies between case totals provided by the Chinese federal government and those provided by the provinces. The totals that we provide are drawn from provincial authorities, which report slightly higher numbers. Prior to 13 February, Hubei health officials only counted cases confirmed by laboratory tests. On 13 February, they began counting “clinically diagnosed” cases, causing a significant spike in reported cases. The total number of people who have recovered from coronavirus worldwide is 6,276.

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    Daily % Increase since 22 January

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    Restrictions
    (varying by country)


    China
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Lockdowns are in place across several provinces. Lockdowns may be announced with little or no notice, compromising the mobility of travelers. Travelers reported authorities are providing conflicting guidance about lockdowns, roadblocks, checkpoints and their ability to assist travelers attempting to leave areas on lockdown.

    There are reports of difficulties when calling China’s emergency number, 120. Many hospitals are at capacity and some are reportedly running out of coronavirus test kits. There are reports in several cities of Chinese police detaining people they suspect have lied about prior travel to Wuhan. China suspended all tour groups and the sale of flight and hotel packages for its citizens planning to travel overseas. The Education Ministry warned schools not to hold events or exams.

    Cruise companies MSC and Costa cancelled departures from Chinese ports. Princess Cruises will not allow passengers onboard if they have traveled through or from mainland China 14 days prior to the cruise’s departure date. Royal Caribbean Cruises cancelled eight cruises out of China through 4 March and will deny boarding to passengers who visited China or Hong Kong within 15 days. It will also screen Chinese and Hong Kong passport holders and anyone showing flu-like symptoms. Airbnb suspended bookings in Beijing until 30 April.

    Hubei, China

    • All major cities in Hubei are on full or partial lockdown: Shiyan, Enshi, Yichang, Jingmen, Jingzhou, Tianmen, Suizhou, Qianjiang, Xiaogan, Xiantao, Wuhan, Huanggang, Ezhou, Xianning, Huangshi and Xiangyang. Lockdowns vary between cities. The city of Huanggang banned people from leaving their homes, allowing one person per family to leave every other day for supplies.
    • All non-essential businesses are closed through 20 February and schools are closed indefinitely.
    • Huanggang authorities banned people from leaving their homes from 13 February and announced that the government will provide for “basic needs.” The city also issued a reward for reporting people with fevers.
    • Dawu County is under a “war-time” lockdown and banned people from leaving their homes.
    • Wuhan
      • People must wear face masks in public places.
      • Public transportation is suspended including flights and trains out of Wuhan. People in Wuhan were banned from leaving the city beginning on 23 January and the city is considered a quarantine zone. Highways are closed.
    Anhui Province

    Huaibei, a city in Anhui has closed public venues and reportedly banned entrance of all cars registered in neighboring Hubei Province.

    Anshun Province

    Authorities closed public venues and cancelled public events.

    Beijing

    • Authorities declared a public health emergency.
    • Beijing City government suspended all inter-province buses to and from Beijing starting Sunday 26 January.
    • Tourist attractions remain closed.
    • Beijing city officials stated there are no plans to lock down the city.

    Fujian Province

    Gulangyu Island has been closed to tourists.

    Guandong Province

    Masks are now mandatory in public areas.

    Jiangxi Province

    All public gatherings are banned and public venues are closed.

    Shaanxi Province

    City of Hanzhong will ban entry of outsiders. Residents returning home from the Lunar New Year holiday will be quarantined for 14 days.

    Shanghai

    Authorities ordered all non-essential businesses to close until at least 9 February and all schools to close through 17 February.

    Tianjin

    Authorities are restricting the entry and exit of people from residential compounds. Tianjin’s Baodi District is now on lockdown.

    Tibet

    All tourist attractions are closed indefinitely. All travelers to Tibet, including tourists, must register with authorities and be quarantined for 14 days.

    Zhejiang

    Wenzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Taizhou banned people from leaving their homes, allowing one person per family to leave every other day for supplies.


    Flight status:
    Hubei Province closed all airports except Shennongjia Hongping Airport (HPG). Some flights are being allowed through Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH) with the government’s permission. China’s Sichuan Air cancelled all international flights through 9 February. China Eastern suspended flights to the U.S. from 3 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    China sent two planes to bring Wuhan citizens back from Bangkok, Thailand and Koto Kinabalu, Malaysia on 31 January.


    American Samoa
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Travelers—except for Samoa passport holders—will only be allowed to enter the territory after they have spent at least 14 days in Hawaii. Travelers from countries affected by the coronavirus are required to remain in an unaffected country for at least 14 days prior to arrival in American Samoa.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Antigua and Barbuda
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Travelers who have visited China within two months are banned from entering the country.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Australia
    Restrictions or other measures:

    The government banned entry to foreign nationals who have left or transited through mainland China after 1 February. Australian citizens, permanent residents and their families will be permitted to enter but must self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Flight status:
    Qantas suspended flights to China until 19 March.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities chartered a plane to evacuate Australian citizens from Wuhan on 3 February. Passengers will be quarantined for 14 days on Christmas Island.


    Austria
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Austria suspended visa issuance in China through 16 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Bangladesh
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Chinese nationals are banned from entry unless they are prescreened for coronavirus and secure a visa before travel.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities chartered a flight from Wuhan to Dhaka on 3 February. The trip was completed on schedule.


    Belgium
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Belgium suspended visa issuance in China through 16 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.

    Brunei
    Restrictions or other measures:
    The government banned entry for anyone who has visited Hubei within 14 days of arrival, with the exception of citizens and permanent residents of Brunei.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.

    Cambodia
    Restrictions or other measures:
    None.

    Flight status:
    Cambodia Airways cancelled flights to China and Macau until late February.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Canada
    Restrictions or other measures:
    None.

    Flight status:
    Air Canada suspended all direct flights to China until 29 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    Canada evacuated a limited group of diplomatic staff and their family members from China on 30 January. Another evacuation flight from Wuhan was completed on 11 February and those aboard will be quarantined for 14 days at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.


    Czech Republic
    Restrictions or other measures:
    The Czech Republic suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Authorities banned all flights to and from China beginning 9 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.

    Denmark
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Denmark suspended visa issuance in China through 16 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Egypt
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    EgyptAir will suspend flights to China from 4 February. Egypt’s travel agency association banned flights to and from China, but flights from China continue. Arrivals from China are subject to health screenings.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities announced that they are coordinating an evacuation of Egyptian citizens from Wuhan on 30 January but no plans have been confirmed. Evacuees will be quarantined for 14 days upon return.


    Equatorial Guinea
    Restrictions or other measures:
    The government is quarantining all arrivals from China.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Estonia
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Estonia suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    European Union (EU)
    Restrictions or other measures: EU is considering a "harmonized approach" for issuing visas to Chinese nationals (no further information is available).

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    A flight carrying French, Dutch, Danish, Belgian, Czech, UK and Slovak citizens was chartered by France and took off from Wuhan on 2 February. The plane landed in Istres, France, before continuing on to Melsbroek Air Base, Belgium. Passengers are quarantined.


    Fiji
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Fiji banned entry to foreign nationals who have visited China within 14 days.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Finland
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Finland suspended visa issuance in China through 16 February.

    Flight status:
    Finnair suspended routes to Nanjing and some routes to Beijing.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    France
    Restrictions or other measures:
    None.

    Flight status:
    Air France suspended all flights to mainland China until 9 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    A flight from Wuhan to Istres-Le Tube Air Base was completed on 30 January for French passengers who did not exhibit symptoms of the virus. A second flight is reportedly being planned for those who may be carrying the virus. Those returning will be quarantined and monitored for 14 days.


    Gabon
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Gabon banned travelers arriving from China indefinitely.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Germany
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Germany suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Lufthansa and its subsidiaries, Austrian Air and Swiss Air, are cancelling all flights to China until 28 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities sent a plane to China to repatriate its citizens on 31 January. They will be quarantined for 14 days at an army garrison upon arrival in Germany. The flight was completed as scheduled.


    Greece
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Greece suspended visa issuance in China through 9 February (no update provided as of 10 February, but since Greece is a Schengen country, it has likey suspended visa issuance through 17 February).

    Flight status:
    Air China cancelled flights to Greece from 17 February-18 March.

    Evacuation plans:
    Greece suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.


    Hong Kong
    Restrictions or other measures:

    All travelers entering Hong Kong from mainland China will be quarantined for 14 days; violators face fines and up to six months in prison. Hong Kong declared a coronavirus emergency and announced schools would be closed until 2 March. Hong Kong will suspend rail and ferry services to mainland China and reduce flight services by 50% beginning on 31 January. High speed rail services to mainland China and trains to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing are suspended.

    Hong Kong closed all but three border crossings beginning 4 February: Shenzhen Bay, the Hong Long-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal and the Kai Tak Cruise and Ocean Terminals are closed.

    Residents of Hubei are banned from entering Hong Kong and the government will stop issuing individual travel permits for travelers from mainland China. All tours from China were suspended beginning on 27 January. Non-essential government workers are encouraged to work from home to prevent virus spread; authorities are urging the private sector to follow suit. Authorities extended school closures until 16 March.

    The hospital union is striking to demand that the government completely close the border with China and hospitals are reporting staffing shortages. Several emergency wards were shut down on 5 February and public hospital services were limited on 6 February.

    At least 2,000 tourists are being held on the World Dream cruise ship in Hong Kong after several crewmembers showed symptoms of the virus. It remains unclear if or when passengers will be allowed to disembark.

    Flight status:
    Cathay Dragon suspended flights to the Chinese cities of Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Sanya and Haikou on 2-3 February. The airline then cancelled more than half its scheduled flights for February and March. It will continue to operate through Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and Chengdu.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Hungary
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Hungary suspended visa issuance in China through 16 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Iceland
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Iceland suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Italy
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Italy declared a six-month state of emergency after health authorities confirmed the country’s first two cases of the coronavirus.

    Flight status:
    Flights to China are suspended indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities chartered a plane to Wuhan on 3 February to repatriate Italian citizens and the flight was completed. Returning passengers will be quarantined for 14 days.


    India
    Restrictions or other measures:
    None.

    Flight status:
    Air India suspended Delhi-Shanghai flights through 14 February. IndiGo is suspending its Bengaluru-Hong Kong route indefinitely and its Delhi-Chengdu route until 20 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities chartered a flight to evacuate Indian citizens from Wuhan on 31 January. It arrived in New Delhi on 1 February and passengers were quarantined in camps near New Delhi until 15 February. Another flight is being coordinated.


    Indonesia
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Authorities will deny entry and transit of all foreign travelers who have traveled to mainland China within 14 days.

    Flight status:
    Flights to China will be suspended as of 5 February. Lion Air suspended all flights to China.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Iran
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    Flights to China are suspended indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Israel
    Restrictions or other measures:
    Israel banned land, sea and airport arrivals from China.

    Flight status:
    Flights to China are suspended indefinitely. El Al airlines suspended flights to Beijing until 25 March.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Japan
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Foreigners who visited Hubei or Zhejiang within 14 days or who had passports issued in Hubei or Zhejiang are banned from entry. Authorities may conduct extensive health checks at entry points, including quarantine measures and compulsory hospitalization.

    A Princess Cruise ship in Yokohama quarantined 3,700 passengers and crew for 14 days after several tested positive for coronavirus; there are reportedly 219 confirmed cases among crew and passengers. Health officials are considering testing all passengers on board, not just those exhibiting symptoms. Japanese authorities are moving infected people to hospitals as beds become available. Infected passengers include Japanese, American, Canadian, Australian, British and Argentine citizens. Authorities announced the quarantine would end on 19 February, though passengers with chronic health issues may be allowed to leave earlier. Japanese authorities refused to let Holland America cruise ship, the MS Westerdam, into Japanese ports.

    Flight status:
    All Nippon Airways is suspending its Narita-Beijing route from 10 February-20 March and cancelling half of its planned Haneda-Beijing flights. Japan Airlines is reducing flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Tianjin from 17 February-28 March.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities chartered three flights to evacuate Japanese citizens from Wuhan to Tokyo on 28 and 29 January. These flights were completed as scheduled and authorities are negotiating a fourth flight that would allow spouses with Chinese citizenship to board.


    Jordan
    Restrictions or other measures:

    All travelers arriving internationally are being screened. Those with travel histories that may indicate possible exposure and displaying symptoms, will be quarantined at Al Bashir hospital in Amman for 14 days.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Kazakhstan
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Kazakhstan suspended buses, trains and flights to China. Authorities will cease issuing visas to Chinese nationals.

    Flight status:
    Flights to China are suspended indefinitely. Air Astana cut flights to China beginning 3 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities chartered a flight on 2 February to evacuate Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Armenian and Belarusian nationals. The flight was completed and the passengers are now in quarantine.


    Kenya
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    Kenya Airways suspended flights to China. Kenya Airways also said arrivals from Wuhan must be cleared by health authorities at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) before they can board. China Southern Airline suspended its four weekly flights to Kenya until 28 March and suspended bookings until late June.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Liechtenstein
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Liechtenstein suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February (the Swiss Embassay handles consular activities for Liechtenstein in China).

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Lithuania
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Lithuania suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Luxembourg
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Luxembourg suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February. The Embassy of Luxembourg in China will only process urgent applications.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Macau
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Macau is performing temperature screenings on guests and stopped issuing entry permits to tourists from mainland China. Authorities are denying entry to visitors from Hubei province or those who visited the province 14 days prior to arrival unless they can prove that they are not infected. Schools remain closed indefinitely. Macao closed its casinos from 4-18 February. Residents were urged to stay home and only leave for food.

    Flight status:
    Air Macau cancelled 100 flights through 1 February to Chinese cities. Further cancellations are possible. From 10 February, the airline reduced its services from 321 routes through 29 airports to 30 routes through seven airports.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Madagascar
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    Air Madagascar suspended flights to China until March.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Malaysia
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    Malaysia-owned and Malaysia-based airlines suspended some flights to mainland China.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities plan to evacuate some civil servants from China but have not clarified a timetable.


    Mauritius
    Restrictions or other measures:

    All passengers travelling from Wuhan or who visited Wuhan within 14 days will be quarantined.

    Flight status:
    Air Mauritius suspended service to Shanghai indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Maldives
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Authorities will deny entry to travelers arriving from mainland China.

    Flight status:
    Flights to China are suspended indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Mongolia
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Authorities closed the border with China until 2 March. Non-Chinese foreigners visiting Mongolia will not be able to enter via China. Mongolian citizens in China have until 6 February to return to Mongolia. Public gatherings are banned.

    Flight status:
    Flights to China are suspended indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities are planning evacuations, likely sometime before 6 February.


    Morocco
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Moroccan citizens returning from Wuhan will be quarantined for 20 days.

    Flight status:
    Royal Air Maroc suspended direct flights to China.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Myanmar
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    China Eastern Airline, 9 Air and JC suspended flights between Myanmar’s Yangon and China. Myanmar Airways cancelled all charter flights to China and commercial flights to Guangzhou. Myanmar National Airlines suspended services to China and Hong Kong indefinitely. Air KBZ reduced service to Shanghai indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities chartered a flight to evacuate a group of students from Wuhan on 2 February.


    Netherlands
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    KLM suspended all flights to mainland China. Flights to Beijing and Shanghai will resume on 16 March, while other routes are suspended until 29 March.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Nepal
    Restrictions or other measures:
    None.

    Flight status:
    Himalaya Airlines reduced services to China indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    New Zealand
    Restrictions or other measures:

    The government banned entry to foreigners traveling through mainland China from 3- 17 February. New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, as well as their families, who transited through China will be able to enter but must self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Flight status:
    Air New Zealand cancelled all flights to mainland China from 9 February-29 March.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities chartered an aircraft to evacuate New Zealanders in Wuhan on 6 February. The plane also carried evacuees from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Kiribati, Tonga, Fiji and the Federated States of Micronesia.


    North Korea
    Restrictions or other measures:

    North Korea banned all foreign tourists. Foreign nationals entering North Korea from China, or from Russia via China, will be quarantined for 30 days. All flights and trains into and out of North Korea are suspended.

    Flight status:
    Flights to China are suspended indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Northern Mariana Islands
    Restrictions or other measures:

    As part of a 30-day “State of Significant Emergency,” authorities banned all Chinese travelers from entering the Northern Mariana Islands, a US commonwealth, for 30 days.

    Flight status:
    All direct and indirect flights to China are suspended indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Norway
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Norway suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Pakistan
    Restrictions or other measures:
    None.

    Flight status:
    Flights were briefly suspended but have since resumed.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Papua New Guinea
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Papua New Guinea will refuse entry to travelers arriving from Asia as of 27 January. Authorities closed the Wutung border crossing with Indonesia. Immigration authorities will no longer grant visas upon arrival.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Philippines
    Restrictions or other measures:

    The government banned entry to foreign nationals arriving from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Filipinos returning from China will be quarantined for 14 days. The government banned its citizens from travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau. Authorities in two municipalities of the Cordillera Administrative Region banned tourists and suspended tourism activities on 6 February. Philippine authorities have refused to let passengers aboard Holland America cruise ship, the MS Westerdam, disembark in the Philippines.

    Flight status:
    Cebu Pacific is reducing flights to China from 5 February to late March. AirAsia cancelled flights to China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan until 28 March. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific cancelled all flights to Taiwan

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Poland
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Poland suspended visa issuance in China until 17 February.

    Flight status:
    LOT Airlines suspended flights to Beijing until 9 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Portugal
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Portugal suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Qatar
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    Qatar Airways suspended flights to China from 3 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Russia
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Russia’s land borders with China are closed in the Far East regions of Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Khabarovsk, Primorsk, Amur and Zabaikalsky Krai until 1 March. Russia suspended all rail services with China on 2 February. Authorities may deport foreign nationals if they have Coronavirus. Russia said those traveling from Hubei to Russia will be quarantined in the Siberian region of Tyumen.

    Flight status:
    All Russian airlines except Aeroflot suspended flights to China.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Rwanda
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    RwandAir suspended flights to China indefinitely.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Anyone entering Saint Vincent and the Grenadines who has been to mainland China within 14 days will face mandatory quarantine.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Saudi Arabia
    Restrictions or other measures:

    The government banned Saudi citizens and residents from travelling to China. Those who violate the ban will not be allowed to return to Saudi Arabia.

    Flight status:
    Saudi Arabian Airlines suspended all flights to China on 2 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Sierra Leone
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Anyone entering Sierra Leone who has been to mainland China within 14 days will face mandatory quarantine.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Singapore
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Singapore banned Chinese visitors and other foreigners who have visited China in the past 14 days, effective 31 January. This includes travelers transiting through Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). Singapore stopped issuing new visas and suspended visas for people holding Chinese passports. All students and teachers returning from mainland China will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Royal Caribbean cruises cancelled two trips set to depart from Singapore on 15 and 24 February due to coronavirus.

    Flight status:
    Singapore Airlines cancelled several flights to Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou through 29 March, while SilkAir cancelled flights to Shenzhen, Xiamen, Chengdu, and Chongqing until 29 March. Singapore Airlines also halved flights to Hong Kong from 17 February-28 March. Scoot suspended flights between Singapore and China.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Slovakia
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Slovakia suspended visa issuance in China through 16 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Slovenia
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Slovenia suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Spain
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Spain suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Iberia suspended flights to China until 1 March.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Solomon Islands
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Travelers arriving from countries with confirmed cases of Coronavirus will be denied entry.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    South Korea
    Restrictions or other measures:

    The government banned entry for all Chinese passport holders who visited China within 14 days of arrival, as well as foreign nationals from other countries who visited Hubei within 14 days, beginning on 4 February. South Korean nationals who traveled through Hubei in the last 14 days were encouraged to self quarantine. Anyone entering South Korea from Hong Kong and Macau will be subject to health screening and possible quarantine as of 11 February. The Health and Welfare Ministry recommended that South Koreans avoid travel to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.

    Flight status:
    Local media reported that 80 percent of flights between China and South Korea have been suspended or reduced. Air Seoul and Eastar Jet suspended routes to China. Asiana Airlines suspended flights to Guilin, Changsha and Haikou beginning 2 February. Asiana Airlines reduced flights to China by more than half through 1 March, with some routes suspended until 1 April. Korea Air suspended 27 out of 31 routes to China, with the four remaining routes operating on reduced schedules.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities chartered two flights to evacuate South Korean citizens from Wuhan on 30 and 1 February, which were completed. Another flight repatriated South Korean citizens and their Chinese family members from Wuhan on 12 February. Another flight will repatriate South Korean citizens from Wuhan on 12 February. Those showing Coronavirus symptoms will not be permitted to board. Evacuees will be quarantined for 14 days upon return.


    Sri Lanka
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    Arrival and departure lobby areas of Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) are closed to all visitors until further notice. Only traveling passengers will be allowed inside the terminal building.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities evacuated a group of Sri Lankan students from Wuhan on 1 February.



    Sweden
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Sweden suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Switzerland
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Switzerland suspended visa issuance in China through 17 February.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Turkey
    Restrictions or other measures:
    None.

    Flight status:
    Turkish Airlines suspended flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xian until 9 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities plan to evacuate Turkish citizens, though the date and logistics remain unconfirmed. Passengers will be quarantined. The flight will also carry Georgian citizens.


    United Kingdom
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Authorities raised the risk level for coronavirus in the UK from “low” to “moderate” on 30 January. The UK will withdraw some non-essential staff and their family members from the British Embassy and consulates in China. The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK citizens in China to leave if they are able and the UK consulate in Chongqing is closed due to the outbreak.

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against “all but essential” travel to china. According to British media, the UK has declared the coronavirus outbreak as “a serious and imminent threat to public.” The UK government retains the ability to force suspected virus carriers into isolation.

    Existing National Health Service (NHS) guidance for travelers returning from China and other specified areas:

    Travelers returning from Wuhan in the last 14 days:

    • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people.
    • Do not leave your house.
    • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
    • Avoid having visitors to your home.
    • Do not use public transport.
    • Call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel to the city.
    • Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus.
    • If you get a cough, a high temperature, or you feel shortness of breath, continue to follow this advice.
    Travelers returning from the rest of China, Macao, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Malaysia in the last 14 days who have a cough, temperature of shortness of breath:

    • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people.
    • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
    • Avoid having visitors to your home.
    • Do not use public transport.
    • Call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel to the city.
    • Please follow this advice even if your symptoms are mild.
    Flight status:
    British Airways suspended all direct flights to mainland China. Virgin Atlantic will suspend flights to Shanghai from 2-16 February and cancelled services from Australia to Hong Kong.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities evacuated UK citizens on 30 January from Wuhan via plane to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The flight was completed after a brief delay. All passengers will be quarantined for 14 days. A second flight left Wuhan on 1 February and a third group was evacuated on an aircraft coordinated by French authorities. A final evacuation flight will leave Wuhan on 9 February and land at Royal Air Force base Brize Norton. A final evacuation flight left Wuhan on 9 February and landed at Royal Air Force base Brize Norton.


    Ukraine
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    SkyUp Airlines suspended services to China until March.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    United Arab Emirates
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    The government suspended all flights to China, except for a single route to Beijing, beginning 5 February. Passengers from Beijing will undergo a six-hour screening at the airport.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    United States
    Restrictions or other measures:

    The government banned foreign nationals who have traveled to China within 14 days from entering the U.S., effective 2 February 2020. The U.S. Department of State (DoS) raised its travel advisory for China from Level 3 “reconsider travel” to Level 4 “do not travel” on 30 January.

    The advisory states that those who are currently in China should consider departing using commercial means. The DoS also announced that it has requested all non-essential U.S. government personnel defer travel to China due to the outbreak.

    The U.S. Embassy in Beijing authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees.

    On 27 January, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) raised its travel notice for China from Level 2: Practice Enhanced Precautions to Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel, which is its highest warning level. The U.S. Embassy and its Consulates in China will be closed from 3-7 February. DoS recommended on 3 February that U.S. citizens remaining in China take precautionary measures, including avoiding large groups and stocking up on food and other supplies. On 11 February, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong authorized voluntary departure for its non-essential staff.

    Flight status:
    The U.S. Transport Security Administration (TSA) issued a directive on 2 February instructing airlines to ask all passengers on international flights if they’ve been to mainland China within 14 days. Any U.S. citizen arriving from mainland China or who has been to mainland China within 14 days will undergo screening and up to 14 days of self monitoring.

    Chinese nationals coming from China via another international airport are barred from entering the U.S. U.S. citizens who have traveled to China within 14 days need to rebook flights to arrive at one of the following airports: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Dulles International Airport (IAD), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

    United Airlines suspended flights to China and Hong Kong through 24 April. American Airlines extended its flight suspensions to China until 24 April and to Hong Kong through 23 April. Delta will suspend all flights from the U.S.-China routes from 2 February-30 April, after moving the start date up from 6 January.

    Evacuation plans:
    The U.S. Department of State (DoS) arranged a flight to relocate its personnel stationed at the U.S. Consulate General in Wuhan to the US. The flight left Wuhan for March Air Reserve Base in California on 29 January.

    Two additional flights are scheduled to depart Wuhan on 4 February and will land in California at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego and at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. Chinese authorities will reportedly prevent Chinese citizens with U.S. residency from leaving on the flight. More flights are reportedly planned. The final flights scheduled to evacuate U.S. citizens from Wuhan will depart on 6 February and land at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska. Final flights scheduled to evacuate US citizens from Wuhan departed on 6 February. Planes are due to arrive 7 February at USMC Air Station Miramar, California, Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska.


    Uzbekistan
    Restrictions or other measures:

    None.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    Authorities completed two evacuation flights from Wuhan to Tashkent on 4-5 February. An additional evacuation flight from Beijing was completed on 6 February


    Taiwan
    Restrictions or other measures:

    The government is denying entry to foreign nationals who have been to China, including Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days beginning on 7 February. Some exemptions may be made. Foreign nationals with a Taiwan residency certificate who have been to China within 14 days are required to self-quarantine. Hong Kong and Macau residents entering Taiwan are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Chinese nationals arriving from Guangdong were banned from entry beginning 2 February. The government banned international cruise ships from docking in Taiwan.

    Flight status:
    Eva Air announced a partial cancellation of flights to mainland China from 2-16 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Thailand
    Restrictions or other measures:

    Thai authorities refused to let passengers aboard Holland America cruise ship, the MS Westerdam, disembark in Thailand.

    Flight status:
    Thai Smile Air suspended flights to China until 1 March.

    Evacuation plans:
    An evacuation of Thai nationals from Wuhan by plane was completed on 4 February. The passengers arrived at U-Tapao Airport (UTP) and will be quarantined for 14 days.


    Trinidad and Tobago
    Restrictions or other measures:

    The government banned anyone living in China or visiting China from entering Trinidad and Tobago for 14 days after leaving China, effective 30 January.

    Flight status:
    Normal.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Vietnam
    Restrictions or other measures:

    The government declared a public health emergency on 1 February and stopped issuing visas on arrival for foreign visitors who have been to mainland China in the past 14 days. The government is asking anyone who visited Hubei within 14 days to seek medical quarantine and anyone who visited mainland China within 14 days to self-quarantine at home. The Son Loi farming region near Hanoi is under quarantine for 20 days after six cases were confirmed in the area.

    Flight status:
    Permits for flights between Vietnam and China, including Hong Kong and Macau, have also been revoked indefinitely as of 3 February. Vietnam Airlines suspended flights to China. Vietjet will suspended all flights to China from 1 February.

    Evacuation plans:
    None.


    Signs and Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
    The majority of cases related to this coronavirus outbreak have reported fever, cough and respiratory difficulties (distress, rapid breathing and shortness of breath).

    General symptoms related to coronavirus infection can also include, but are not limited to

    • Runny nose
    • Headache
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Fever
    • General feeling of being unwell
    Medical Advice for Travelers
    Avoid contact with sick people.

    Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).

    Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

    Older travelers and those with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease.

    Travel to Wuhan
    You should discuss travel to Wuhan with your health care provider.

    Infection control at medical facilities in Wuhan and the region is uncertain; avoid medical settings if possible, particularly for minor medical ailments.

    The U.S. Department of State has advised "Do Not Travel" to Whuhan since 30 January.
     
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