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Travel Alerts: 2/3/2020

Once again, dozens of recent updates from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have been about Coronavirus. Please note that advice against travel to specific towns in Italy was issued on 25 February, and to two cities in South Korea as of 2 March.

There are still quite a few 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

India

North East India – Information regarding a curfew and suspension of telecom services in Shillong and adjoining areas.

29/2/2020

Togo

Factual update to Summary – Protests may take place following the presidential elections on 22 February 2020. You should exercise caution, avoid large crowds and gatherings, and monitor events via local media.

28/2/2020

Albania

Addition of information and advice about planned protests in central Tirana on 2 March (‘Safety and security’ and ‘Summary’ pages)

28/2/2020

Cyprus

Addition of information and advice on the closure of the Ledra Street, Astromeritis, Lefka and Dherynia crossing points between the north of Cyprus and the south for 7 days from 6am on 29 February (‘Safety and security’ page – Local travel)

28/2/2020

Sri Lanka

Information on visa fee exemptions for short visits until 30 April 2020 (‘Summary’ page)

27/2/2020

Myanmar

The FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Kyaukpyu, Ramree and Toungup townships in Rakhine state. The ‘Safety and security’ page (Local travel) has updated information about a recent increase in outbreaks of violence in these areas.

26/2/2020

Chile

Addition of information on protests in Viña de Mar (‘Summary’ page)

26/2/2020

Mozambique

The area of Cabo Delgado province where the FCO advise against all but essential travel has been expanded to include Mueda and Muidumbe districts. The ‘Summary’ and ‘Terrorism’ pages have updated information.

25/2/2020

Germany

Addition of information on a car driving into a carnival procession in Volksmarsen.

information on a gun attack in Hanau on 19 February.

24/2/2020

France

Update to information on industrial action (‘Safety and security’ and ‘Summary’ pages)

24/2/2020

Turkey

Entry requirements section (Visas) and summary – updated information to reflect announcement that from 2 March 2020, British nationals travelling to Turkey for tourist or business purposes will no longer need a visa for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

20/2/2020

Belgium

Terrorism – factual update to information on previous incidents.

20/2/2020

Russia

Summary – addition of information and advice following media reports of radiation spikes linked to a disused metals factory on Kashirskoye Shosse, near to Kolomenskoe Park, Moscow.

19/2/2020

Maldives

Terrorism – factual update on recent knife attacks in Hulhumale

18/2/2020

Notifications Regarding Coronavirus

Country

Alert

Date Issued

South Korea

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to Daegu and all but essential travel to Cheongdo.

The Government of South Korea has designated the cities of Daegu and Cheongdo as “special care zones” following a high number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerging in these two areas.

2/3/2020

Australia

Entry Requirements and Health sections – updated information concerning travel restrictions relating to the coronavirus outbreak.

2/3/2020

Qatar

Updated information on coronavirus (COVID-19) following confirmed cases of the virus in Qatar (‘Health’)

1/3/2020

France

Update to Health section – precautionary measures introduced by the French authorities to contain the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

1/3/2020

Grenada

Summary – on 28 February, Government of Grenada announced that public health threat level raised to High.

29/2/2020

Japan

Additional measures to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the northern island of Hokkaido – declaration of state of emergency issued on 28 February and lasting until 19 March.

29/2/2020

Jamaica, Lithuania, Mongolia, Fiji, Antigua and Barbuda, Jordan, Seychelles, Mauritius, Solomon Islands, Israel, Sri Lanka

Addition of updated information about precautionary measures, including entry restrictions introduced by Jamaican authorities regarding coronavirus – COVID-19

27/2/2020 - 28/2/2020

China

Addition of information and advice on a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days if arriving in Beijing following travel to severely affected countries and regions (‘Health’ page)

28/2/2020

Iceland, Israel, Mexico, UAE, New Zealand, Brazil, Norway

Addition of information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) following a confirmed case of the virus.

28/2/2020

Finland, Denmark

Updated information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) (‘Health’ and ‘Summary’ pages)

28/2/2020

Taiwan

Addition of information following the announcement that from 28 February, any foreign national arriving in Taiwan from Italy will be required to home quarantine for 14 days (‘Health’ page)

27/2/2020

Switzerland

Addition of information about coronavirus (COVID-19) following a confirmed case in Switzerland (‘Health’ and ‘Summary’ pages)

26/2/2020

Greece, Lebanon, Vanuatu, Austria

Addition of information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) (‘Health’ and ‘Summary’ pages)

26/2/2020

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Update to information on quarantine measures in place as a precaution against coronavirus (COVID-19) (‘Summary’ page)

26/2/2020

Spain

Updated information and advice to reflect that Spanish authorities are dealing with confirmed cases of coronavirus in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in Tenerife (‘Health’ and ‘Summary’ pages)

26/2/2020

Hong Kong

Update to information on quarantine measures for Hong Kong residents who have been to South Korea in the previous 14 days (‘Health’ page)

26/2/2020

Oman

Addition of information on the suspension of some flights in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) (‘Health’ page)

26/2/2020

Singapore

Addition of information on travel restrictions on visitors with a travel history to South Korea’s Cheongdo county and Daegu city in the last 14 days (‘Health’ page)

26/2/2020

Vietnam

Addition of information on entry restrictions on people travelling from Daegu city and Gyeongsangbuk province in South Korea (‘Health’ page)

26/2/2020

St. Lucia

The Government of St Lucia has updated its entry requirements as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The ‘Summary’ page has been updated.

25/2/2020

Italy

The FCO now advise against all but essential travel to 10 small towns in Lombardy and one in Veneto which have been isolated by the Italian authorities. The ‘Health’ page has updated information about the coronavirus outbreak.

On February 22, the government of Italy introduced extraordinary measures that allow regions to implement civil protection measures in response to Coronavirus

25/2/2020

Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos,

Addition of link to advice from the Department of Health and Social Care if returning to the UK from these countries.

25/2/2020

USA

Addition of information and advice on entry restrictions in place in American Samoa to prevent the spread of coronavirus

24/2/2020

Mongolia

Addition of information on the suspension of air routes in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

24/2/2020

Gibraltar

Update to Summary and Health sections to reflect the Government of Gibraltar press release regarding measures introduced in light of the Covid-19 virus, including restrictions for travellers returning from certain countries.

22/2/2020

Philippines

Health (Coronavirus – COVID-19) – updated information on travel restriction on foreign nationals who have been in or travelled via mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macao.

21/2/2020

 

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