New cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to be diagnosed worldwide and it is an evolving situation with more outbreaks of Coronavirus being reported in over 200 countries.
If you are planning on traveling overseas, you should be aware many governments are restricting or banning travel to many parts of Asia including China, Japan and South Korea and Iran. This is despite the World Health Organisation on 29 February advising “against the application of travel or trade restrictions to countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.".
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also published helpful advice on preventative measures travelers can take to help prevent catching the Coronavirus. These include food safety, tips on the use of surgical masks and other helpful information.
If you are planning on traveling, please check any travel advice issued by the country in which you live and monitor the situation through local and international media as it may affect your travel insurance policy.
You can also read about how Coronavirus might affect your travel insurance policy and we have some helpful articles about the Coronavirus.
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