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Travel Alerts: 17/2/2020

 

Once again, most recent updates from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have been about Coronavirus and limits to travel between China and various other destinations.

There are still some general notifications though, and you’ll find those listed first – followed by a separate table of Coronavirus-related updates. These details are changing frequently so check the relevant FCO pages for your route and destination before you travel.

 

General Notifications & Alerts

Country

Alert

Date Issued

France

Addition of information on calls for strike action on Monday 17 February

14/2/2020

Benin

Safety and security section (Northern border regions) – updated factual information to reflect a security incident at a police outpost near the W Park in February 2020

12/2/2020

Malawi

Safety and security (Political situation) and Summary – update to information on the political situation following the High Court ruling on the May 2019 election results

12/2/2020

Cayman Islands

Local laws and customs – factual update on same sex marriage;

Natural disasters (Earthquakes) – addition of information on an earthquake in January 2020

12/2/2020

Brazil

Summary and Health – addition of information and advice following reports of problems with the tap water supply in Rio de Janeiro.

11/2/2020

Bermuda

Local laws and customs – update to information on same sex marriage.

11/2/2020

Maldives

Terrorism – factual update on a recent knife attack in Hulhumale;

Local laws and customs – addition of information and advice on local dress standards

10/2/2020

El Salvador

As of 8 February, there are calls for large demonstrations; avoid large gatherings and exercise caution in public areas

9/2/2020

Anguilla

Entry requirements section – addition of information on departure tax

Safety and security section (Sea travel) – addition of information on services to St. Martin/St. Maarten

7/2/2020

Mexico

Safety and security section (Crime) – addition of information on scams and virtual kidnapping; Entry requirements section – updated information on requirements for proof of accommodation and onward travel.

6/2/2020

Dominican Republic

Entry requirements section (Passport validity) – updated information on passport validity requirements to enter the Dominican Republic

Health section – addition of information and advice on cosmetic and elective surgery

5/2/2020

Turkey

Addition of information following the crash of a domestic flight on arrival at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport on 5 February

5/2/2020

Tunisia

Changes to some areas in western Tunisia where the FCO advise against all but essential travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Mount Orbata.

5/2/2020

 

Notifications Regarding Coronavirus

Country

Alert

Date Issued

Hong Kong

Update to information on the conditions of the 14-day mandatory home quarantine period for new arrivals who have been to mainland China in the previous 14 days.

17/2/2020

South Korea

Update to information on flights between China and a number of other countries

17/2/2020

Solomon Islands, Philippines, Fiji

Clarification/update of travel restrictions in response to coronavirus.

17/2/2020

Costa Rica

Information and advice on health screening in response to coronavirus

14/2/2020

Barbados, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Kiribati, Tuvalu,

Information on precautionary measures in place in response to coronavirus.

14/2/2020

Taiwan

Requirement for all arrivals to complete a health declaration.

14/2/2020

Mongolia

Entry requirements (Onward travel), Health (Coronavirus) and Summary – addition of information on the closure of all borders between China and Mongolia until further notice

14/2/2020

Israel & Occupied Palestinian Territories

Entry requirements (Novel coronavirus) and Summary – addition of information an advice on entry restrictions in place in response to coronavirus.

13/2/2020

Brunei

Update to information on measures introduced by the Brunei Ministry of Health in response to coronavirus.

12/2/2020

Myanmar

Health (Coronavirus) – addition of advice to check the latest travel advice if you’re travelling to or via other countries in the region.

12/2/2020

Japan

Updated information on Japanese immigration restrictions following the coronavirus outbreak.

12/2/2020

Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda

Summary – addition of information on travel restrictions in place on air and sea travel between Montserrat and Antigua and Barbuda as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

11/2/2020

Belgium, Canada, Germany, Spain, Russia, Italy

Summary and Health – addition of information and advice on coronavirus.

11/2/2020

China

Internal travel restrictions, including provinces with the most restrictions.

Closure of Hong Kong border crossings.

9/2/2020

Grenada, Guatemala

Border closed to all non-nationals who recently visited China.

8/2/2020

Macao

Updated information for travellers entering Hong Kong, reflecting quarantine requirements implemented by the Hong Kong SAR Government

7/2/2020

Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Thailand

Health section (Coronavirus) – addition of link to advice from the Department of Health and Social Care if returning to the UK from these countries.

6/2/2020

India

Health and Entry requirements sections and summary – updated information and advice on coronavirus, reflecting an announcement by the Indian authorities on restrictions on entry and transit for those arriving from China.

6/2/2020

USA

With effect from 2 February, the US Government will not permit entry to the USA of any foreign nationals who have visited China 14 days or less prior to their travel to the USA. More information for travellers to the USA can be found on the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website.

3/2/2020

 

You can also read the latest Coronavirus update on our blog.

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