Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions.
Anyone permitted to enter China is required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Foreign nationals, including visa and residency permit holders, are currently being denied entry. Diplomats, travelers on official business, and C visa holders are exempt from the entry ban.
From 8 June, foreign airlines can apply to resume commercial flights to China with limited capacity and restrictions.
Due to a renewed COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing, from 16 June, anyone who has flights through Beijing Capital and Beijing Daxing airport should contact their airline to see if their flight is affected by cancellations or changes.
Lockdown measures and restrictions have been relaxed in areas where transmission of COVID-19 has reportedly slowed or completely stopped. Expect restrictions to be reimposed at short notice if there are further outbreaks, such as the mid-June outbreak in Beijing.
You may be required to self isolate for 14 days when traveling between provinces or cities in China.
On 31 December 2019, the first case of a new type of Coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China. It is thought to have been contracted from exposure to animals at a seafood and meat market.
The number of people infected by the virus is continuing to rise, and the death toll is also expected to increase. Cases have also been reported overseas.
Multiple cities in China are in lock down to avoid an unprecedented spread of coronavirus. It is unknown how long the lockdown will be in place, so stay up to date with local news and media to be prepared for changes to transport schedules.
If you have any of the symptoms and have recently traveled to Wuhan or an area considered a threat, contact your doctor immediately, and maintain your distance from other people, cover all coughs and sneezes with tissues or your clothing, and wash your hands consistently.
In this episode, we address FAQs about the virus and how it affects your travel and tips to survive self-isolation.
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck Sichuan province. Several aftershocks have been felt following the earthquake. 11 people have been killed and dozens injured in Gongxian and Changning counties.
Infrastructure has been damaged and services have been cut to the area.
The tremors have been felt in major regional cities such as Chengdu and Chongqing.
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