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.
Any foreign nationals who were issued a visa before 27 March will be denied entry from 28 March, and this includes transit passengers. Health checks and quarantine measures are in place, even for passengers in transit.
From March 23, all international passenger flights to and from Beijing will be diverted to 12 designated airports. Passengers will be subject to health checks before onward travel to Beijing.
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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