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Current Travel Warnings
Provided by International SOS
Afghanistan: Reconfirm flights after reported plane crash in Ghazni province
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 06:23:10 EST
A plane en route from the capital Kabul to Herat (Herat province) reportedly crashed in Deh Yak district of the central-eastern Ghazni province at approximately 13.15 (local time) on 27 January. There is confusion about the aircraft involved, and Ariana Afghan Airlines has denied initial reports that it was one of theirs; details are still emerging.
Argentina: Cordoba city: Plan journeys on 27 January bypassing planned protest at Municipal Palace
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 03:24:16 EST
Members in Cordoba city (Cordoba province) on 27 January should anticipate disruption and plan journeys bypassing a protest at the Municipal Palace from 07.00 to 10.00 (local time). The gathering is being held by labour unions to denounce the recent layoffs of city employees. A similar rally on 24 January was well-attended; the upcoming protest is liable to cause disruption in its vicinity.
Asia & the Pacific: Defer travel to cities in Hubei province under official travel restrictions amid Novel Coronavirus outbreak (Revised)
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:20:56 EST
Members should defer all travel to Chibi, Dangyang, Ezhou, Huanggang, Huangshi, Jingmen, Jingzhou, Qianjiang, Suizhou, Wuhan, Xianning, Xiantao, Xiaogan, Yichang and Zhijiang cities and Enshi prefecture, including Lichuan city (all Hubei province, see map), due to travel restrictions imposed by the government. The measures came amid an outbreak of the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The situation remains fluid and further transport shutdowns are possible in other cities in the coming days. Defer non-essential travel to the rest of Hubei province due to the potential for short-notice travel restrictions. Those who chose to travel to the rest of China should maintain flexible itineraries, accounting for additional time required for health and temperature screenings at transport hubs.
Asia & the Pacific: SPECIAL ADVISORY: Novel coronavirus
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 04:45:53 EST
Latest update: Update to travel advice. Further cases and fatalities. Ongoing human-to-human transmission. More exported cases. Further transportation disruption. A novel (new) coronavirus ("2019-novel coronavirus") has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in China. The outbreak originated among stall holders and people who visited the Huanan / South China Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan. There is ongoing human-to-human transmission, including among healthcare workers. Cases have been confirmed in people who travelled from Wuhan to other locations in China including; Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai, as well as to other countries/territories including Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and Vietnam. (For more information see the medical alerts for the individual locations.) There is now evidence of limited person-to-person transmission reported outside China. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Defer all travel to cities in Hubei with travel restrictions. Defer non-essential travel to the rest of Hubei due to the potential for short-notice travel restrictions.Follow all official directives, including wearing of face masks in public places in Wuhan. Everyone in China is advised to pay attention to general hygiene, avoid contact with sick people and avoid wet markets. Do not travel if you are sick.
Australia: Imported coronavirus cases
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 03:02:50 EST
Latest update: WHO risk assessment - changed from 'moderate risk' to 'high risk' at the global level. Five cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have reported. One in Victoria and four in New South Wales. All of them have a travel history to China. This new coronavirus which is causing an outbreak in China, can cause symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Severe disease is possible. Although transmission from human to human has occurred, there is no suggestion at this stage of any further spread in Australia. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. To prevent infection from any respiratory illness, pay attention to hygiene, and avoid contact with sick people.
Brazil: Minas Gerais state: Allow extra travel time, take precautions after heavy rainfall causes flooding
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:07:23 EST
Members should allow extra time for travel in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais and plan routes accounting for disruption due to heavy rainstorms. Torrential rain has caused floods and landslides in several areas. These include the state capital Belo Horizonte, which on 23 January saw record rainfall for a 24-hour period. At least 40 people have been killed and more than 25,000 people have been displaced or relocated due to widespread flooding. Members should maintain flexible itineraries and anticipate travel disruption in the region. Infrastructure damage remains possible.
Canada: Anticipate travel disruption upon arrival at airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; follow official directives
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:55:15 EST
Members arriving in Canada in the coming weeks should expect additional screening measures at airports following an increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in China. The Canadian Border Services Agency has announced that passengers arriving from international flights at Montreal- Trudeau (YUL, Quebec province), Toronto Pearson (YYZ, Ontario province) and Vancouver (YVR, British Columbia province) international airports will be asked a screening question as part of the regular arrival process. Passengers identified to be at an increased risk – namely if they have recently travelled to Wuhan (Hubei province, China) and show flu-like systems – may be required to undergo further screening. Members should anticipate related disruption and follow all official directives.
Canada: Imported novel coronavirus case
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:39:34 EST
Latest update: WHO risk assessment - changed from 'moderate risk' to 'high risk' at the global level. Another case reported - wife of first case. Cases of the novel coronavirus, currently causing an outbreak in mainland China, have been confirmed in Toronto. Both individuals travelled to Toronto from Wuhan, via Guangzhou. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.
Dominican Republic: Malaria
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:04:32 EST
Latest update: outbreak continues. Increased cases of malaria have been reported in several locations. Malaria is present in some areas of Dominican Republic. The disease is spread through mosquito bites and can be fatal unless promptly treated. Early symptoms are flu-like, such as fever, head/body aches and general weakness. Symptoms of malaria can develop seven days after exposure, and prompt medical attention should be sought. Prevent infection by avoiding mosquito bites.
El Salvador: San Salvador: Plan journeys on 27 January bypassing anti-privatisation protest outside municipal government building
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 05:23:23 EST
Members in the capital San Salvador on 27 January should anticipate disruption and plan routes bypassing an anti-government protest outside the municipal government building at 13.00 (local time). The local public-sector union ASTRAM and activist groups have organised the protest against changes to the city's public waste collection services, which they claim is a privatisation. The demonstration is liable to cause localised disruption in its vicinity.
Europe & CIS: Continue to anticipate travel disruption upon arrival at airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; follow official directives
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:34:58 EST
The authorities in several regional countries have introduced health screening measures (see More detail section below) at certain airports and, where applicable, land border crossings with China. This follows an increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (‘2019-nCoV’) cases. The measures apply primarily to travellers arriving via air or land from China. Members should anticipate travel disruption at airports and land crossings with China, and, if planning travel to China, refer to our detailed alert on the Coronavirus outbreak there for further information and advice.
Europe & CIS: Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia: Anticipate further disruption from protests over controversial Montenegrin church law
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:15:13 EST
Members in Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo, particularly the Montenegrin capital Podgorica, over the coming days should plan journeys bypassing further rallies over a controversial freedom of religion law passed by the Montenegrin government. Opponents of the legislation in Montenegro have pledged to hold weekly nationwide demonstrations on Tuesdays and Sundays. Related protests are also likely in Serbia and Kosovo. On 25 January, scuffles between participants and the police were reported in the Zlatica area of Podgorica. While most such gatherings should remain peaceful, they are liable to cause localised travel disruption.
Europe & CIS: Omsk, Pavlodar provinces: Roads closed, flights affected by snowstorm; reconfirm itineraries, anticipate disruption
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:24:10 EST
Several roads have been closed in the Russian province of Omsk due to the poor visibility caused by a snowstorm on 26 January. Vehicles are not being allowed on the R390 between Leninskiy and Russkaya Polyana, or on the A320 highway between Leninskiy and the border with Kazakhstan. Weather has also prompted the temporary closure of the M38 from the border to Pavlodar (Pavlodar province, Kazakhstan). Operations at Omsk Tsentralny Airport (OMS) were also affected for a short period. Members should be prepared to delay travel or make alternative arrangements in the coming days.
France: Imported novel coronavirus cases
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 01:36:51 EST
Latest update: WHO risk assessment - changed from 'moderate risk' to 'high risk' at the global level.Three people in France who had been in China have been diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus. Two are hospitalised in Paris, and another in Bordeaux. This new coronavirus which is causing an outbreak in Wuhan, China, can cause symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Severe disease is possible. Although transmission from human to human has occurred in China, there is no suggestion at this stage of any further spread in France. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. To prevent infection from any respiratory illness, pay attention to hygiene, and avoid contact with sick people.
France: Paris: Plan journeys bypassing march by firefighters on 28 January
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 02:52:15 EST
Members in the capital Paris on 28 January should plan journeys bypassing a planned march by firefighters as a precaution and to minimise inconvenience. Participants will gather at Place de la Republique at 14.00 (local time) before marching towards Place de la Nation. The march is part of an ongoing protest campaign demanding an increase in firefighter’s allowances.
Gambia: Urban centres: Anticipate, avoid further anti-government protests by banned group
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:26:00 EST
Members in the capital Banjul and other urban centres over the coming days should continue to anticipate and avoid anti-government demonstrations, following significant unrest on 26 January. Supporters of the outlawed Three Years Jota (TYJ, ‘Three Years is Enough’) civil society group clashed with the police on the outskirts of the capital Banjul, setting up roadblocks and burning tyres on the Banjul-Serrekunda (Kanifing division) highway in the Old Jeswang area. Officers responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. TYJ is calling for the departure of President Adama Barrow and its gatherings have been banned, increasing the risk of unrest at future protests.
Indonesia: Health implications of flooding
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:12:57 EST
Latest update: heavy rainfall to continue; additional deaths reported. Floods, due to heavy rainfall, has affected Jakarta and other provinces in Indonesia. Health risks associated with flooding include injury, diarrhoeal disease, skin infections, insect-borne diseases and seasonal influenza. There can be potential food and water shortages. Remain alert and follow the advice of the local authorities.
Iran: Bandar Mahshahr: Reconfirm flight schedules at Mahshahr Airport following aircraft emergency landing; anticipate travel disruption
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 01:42:37 EST
Members due to travel via Mahshahr Airport (MRX), which serves Bandar Mahshahr (Khuzestan province), on 27 January should reconfirm flight schedules and anticipate travel delays in the vicinity of the airport following an aircraft emergency landing. A Caspian Airlines passenger airplane skidded off the runway at approximately 06.30 (local time) and landed on a local highway. There are no reports of injuries and it is unclear if the runway has been damaged.
Iraq: Continue to defer travel to Baghdad until 2 February; essential travel to southern provinces possible depending on profile
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:35:24 EST
Members should continue to defer all travel to the capital Baghdad until at least 2 February. US nationals should defer all travel to southern provinces due to the heightened risk of harassment and detention by elements of the security forces. For non-US nationals, business-critical travel to southern provinces may be possible with precautions, due to the distinct security environment and concentration of oil and gas infrastructure. Although the immediate threat of an escalation between the US and Iran has reduced, further low-level attacks by pro-Iran groups in Iraq remain possible and will fuel broader US-Iran tensions. In addition, following recent political developments, an enhanced crackdown on anti-government protests remains possible in the coming days, posing significant incidental security and operational concerns.
Japan: Imported novel coronavirus cases
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 02:05:24 EST
Latest update: Fourth case confirmed. WHO risk assessment - changed from 'moderate risk' to 'high risk' at the global level.At least four imported cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus have been confirmed. All cases have a history of travel to Wuhan. This new coronavirus is causing an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Severe disease is possible. Although transmission from human to human has occurred in China, there is no evidence of any further spread in Japan. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.
Kenya: Nairobi: Allow additional travel time on Waiyaki Way following landslide
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 02:42:23 EST
Members in the capital Nairobi should anticipate disruption along Waiyaki Way in the coming hours. A wall collapsed on the Redhill Road section of the route atABC bypasson the morning of 27 January and one of two lanes remains blocked. Members planning to travel along the Waiyaki Way should allow additional time and approach the affected area with caution due to the risk of further landslides.
Libya: Continue to defer travel amid continued fighting, inconclusive peace talks
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:50:26 EST
Members should continue to defer all travel to Libya amid continued fighting between Government of National Accord (GNA) and Libyan National Army (LNA) forces. Although a ceasefire has nominally been in place since 12 January, clashes between the rival sides have persisted in southern areas of the capital Tripoli. In addition, on 26 January, LNA forces began moving towards Misrata (Misrata district), with fighting centered in the towns of Abugrein, Qaddaheya, and Qadi Zamzam. Both Mitiga International Airport (MJI) and Misrata International Airport (MRA) are currently operational, though flights may be suspended at short notice due to fighting.
Mali: Fresh attacks in Mopti, Segou regions highlight risk of militancy
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:58:01 EST
More than 100 suspected Islamist militants reportedly attacked a military base near Sokolo (Segou region), some 80 miles (125km) from the Mauritanian border, on 26 January. At least 20 soldiers were killed and five others injured. The armed attackers arrived at the camp on motorcycles and later fled with military equipment. This follows another attack on an army station near Koro (Mopti region) overnight on 22-23 January, in which seven soliders were killed. These incidents underline the persistent risk of attacks by criminal and jihadist groups in Mali, especially in central and northern regions.
Nepal: Imported novel coronavirus case
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 03:55:52 EST
Latest update: WHO risk assessment - changed from 'moderate risk' to 'high risk' at the global level.A single case of 2019 novel coronavirus has been confirmed. The case travelled to Kathmandu for holiday from Wuhan where he is a student. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.
Nigeria: Gun attack outside train station in Kaduna highlights risks associated with rail travel
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 08:41:57 EST
A reported attack on 25 January highlights that train travel is not recommended due to underlying insecurity along rail routes and frequent technical issues. Unidentified gunmen reportedly opened fire on travellers exiting the Rigasa railway station in Kaduna (Kaduna state) before fleeing. The police denied local reports that a similar incident had occurred on the previous day. The development comes amid a recent spike in armed attacks in north-western and north-central states (see our separate alert).
Philippines: Calabarzon region, Metro Manila: Continue to maintain flexible itineraries despite decreased volcanic activity at Taal Volcano
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:08:02 EST
Members in Calabarzon region and Metro Manila should continue to maintain flexible itineraries following the recent change of alert status for Taal volcano (Volcano island, Batangas province, Calabarzon). The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) on 26 January downgraded the volcano’s status from Alert Level 4 (strong eruption is imminent) to Alert Level 3 (strong eruption is temporarily reduced). The ‘exclusion zone’ radius around Taal has likewise been lowered from nine miles (14km) to four miles (7km). Although the present alert status implies a decreased tendency towards hazardous eruption, sudden stream-driven explosions and ashfall remain possible.
Russia: Urban centres: Follow official directives amid renewed bomb threats, evacuations (Revised)
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:14:17 EST
Anonymous bomb threats on 27 January prompted the authorities in the capital Moscow to carry out security inspections of universities, shopping centres, district courts and all the city’s metro stations. On the same day, ten district courts in St Petersburg were evacuated on the same day after receiving similar threats. Meanwhile, a passenger aircraft en route from Khabarovsk Novy Airport (KHV, Khabarovsk krai) to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) diverted back to Khabarovsk following reports of a bomb on board. All threats were confirmed to be hoaxes. Further such incidents and associated disruption are probable, and members should follow all official directives.
Singapore: Imported novel coronavirus cases
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 02:28:58 EST
Latest update: WHO risk assessment - changed from 'moderate risk' to 'high risk' at the global level.All have recent travel history to Wuhan, China, where this new coronavirus is causing an outbreak. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Severe disease is possible. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.
Singapore: Increasing dengue activity
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:30:53 EST
Latest update: dengue activity continues. An increase in dengue activity which began in mid-2019 continues. The disease is spread mainly by mosquito bites. It can cause a range of symptoms including fever, headache and a rash. Some people, especially infants, pregnant women and those who have been infected before, get a more severe form that can lead to fatal complications. Prevention is mainly by avoiding mosquito bites. Although a vaccine is available in several locations, it is only recommended for people who have been infected with dengue in the past and are living or travelling in areas with high levels of dengue transmission.
Solomon Islands: Makira-Ulawa province, Honiara: Continue to exercise caution following magnitude 6.3 earthquake off Kirakira (Revised)
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 03:13:53 EST
Members in Makirawa-Ulawa province should continue to exercise caution in the coming hours following a magnitude6.3 offshore earthquake that struck66 miles (105km)west-north-westof the provincial capitalKirakira. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at around 16.02 (local time) on 27 January at a depth of 11 miles (17km). No tsunami warning was issued. Light to moderate shaking was felt across Kirakira, as well as in the national capital Honiara and Tulagi (Central province); the likelihood of damage or casualties remains low.
South Africa: Durban: Avoid vicinity of ongoing unruly student protest at UNISA campus
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:39:05 EST
Members in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal province) should avoid an ongoing unruly student protest outside the UNISA campus on Stalwart Simelane Street. The gathering is part of a week-long nationwide university shutdown called by the South African Union of Students. There is a large police presence on site, as students have occupied the streets adjacent to the campus. Officers have attempted to disperse the crowd, including with tear gas. Several universities have suspended classes on account of the called-for shutdown.
South Korea: Imported novel coronavirus cases
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 04:16:53 EST
Latest update:WHO risk assessment - changed from 'moderate risk' to 'high risk' at the global level.Additional imported cases reported. Cases of the novel (new) strain of coronavirus, currently causing an outbreak of pneumonia in China, have been detected in people who travelled from Wuhan, China to South Korea. Although transmission from human to human has occurred, there is no evidence of any further spread in South Korea. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.
Sri Lanka: Colombo: Anticipate travel disruption, increased security before, during Independence Day celebrations on 4 February
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 07:43:52 EST
Members in the commercial capital Colombo (Western province) should anticipate travel disruption and a heightened security presence leading up to Independence Day celebrations on 4 February. The main event will be held in Independence Square. Restrictions and closures were imposed on roads in the area on 26 January, and will be again from 06.00 to 13.00 (local time) on 31 January and 2-4 February. The exact times of events on 4 February have not been confirmed; typically, there is a military parade in the morning followed by a cultural pageant in the evening.
Thailand: Imported novel coronavirus cases
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 02:24:42 EST
Latest update: WHO risk assessment - changed from 'moderate risk' to 'high risk' at the global level. Cases of the novel (new) strain of coronavirus, currently causing an outbreak of pneumonia in China, have been detected in people who travelled from Wuhan to Thailand. Although transmission from human to human has occurred, there is no evidence of any further spread in Thailand at present. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.
Ukraine: Urban centres: Plan journeys avoiding far-right marches on 29 January
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:56:28 EST
Members in Ukraine on 29 January should should plan routes bypassing planned torchlight marches by the far-right National Corps movement. While related events are known to be taking place in Kharkiv (Kharkiv province), Kherson (Kherson province) and Zaporizhia (Zaporizhia province), rallies in other urban centres are likely and should be avoided due to the potential for unrest. The marches will commemorate the Battle of Kruty in 1918.
United States: Anticipate travel disruption upon arrival at select international airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; follow official directives
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:03:10 EST
Members arriving in the United States after travelling from or through Wuhan (Hubei province, China) should expect heightened screening measures and related disruption following an increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases in that country. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced screening measures at Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL, Atlanta), John F. Kennedy (JFK, New York) Los Angeles (LAX) San Francisco (SFO) and O’Hare (ORD, Chicago) international airports over the coming weeks. The screenings will consist of health symptoms checks and a questionnaire; passengers identified to be at an increased risk may be required to undergo further screening.
United States: Bridgeport (Connecticut state): Avoid vicinity of court building on Golden Hill Street following shooting
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:31:09 EST
The police in Bridgeport (Connecticut state) were responding to a shooting on 27 January outside the court building on Golden Hill Street. Around four people are believed to have been shot during the incident, which occurred at around 12.00 (local time). Based on eyewitness reports, the police are investigating whether it was a drive-by shooting or the perpetrator emerged from a car, fired and fled. While officials have said there was no immediate threat remaining in the area, it was still an 'active scene'. Members should avoid the affected area in the coming hours as a precaution and to minimise travel inconvenience.
United States: Imported novel coronavirus cases
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 03:02:52 EST
Latest update: WHO risk assessment - changed from 'moderate risk' to 'high risk' at the global level. Additional cases confirmed. Cases of the novel (new) strain of coronavirus, currently causing an outbreak of pneumonia in mainland China, have been confirmed in the United States. Isolated cases have been detected in Arizona, California, Illinois and Washington states. All individuals had visited China recently. International SOS is monitoring the situation closely. Travellers to affected locations are advised to pay attention to general hygiene and avoid direct contact with people who are obviously sick. Anyone with symptoms of pneumonia, which include high fever and shortness of breath, who is or has been in an affected location should seek medical attention.
Worldwide travel: Anticipate disruption at airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; abide by official directives
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:08:40 EST
The authorities have imposed comprehensive health screening measures at airports in multiple regional countries (see More detail section below), following an increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) cases. The measures apply particularly to passengers arriving at these airports from China, where the authorities recently confirmed the virus can spread via human transmission. Infections have so far been confirmed in Japan, Macao, South Korea Taiwan and Thailand. While the World Health Organization has not announced any related travel restrictions, members should anticipate disruption at affected airports.
Worldwide travel: Anticipate travel disruption upon arrival at airports due to Novel Coronavirus screenings; follow official directives
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:32:34 EST
The authorities in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have introduced health screening measures at several airports after an increase in reported 2019-Novel Coronavirus (‘2019-nCoV’) cases. The measures apply primarily to travellers arriving via air either directly or indirectly from China. Members should anticipate travel disruption if on direct or indirect flights from China to airports in any of the aforementioned countries. Other countries and airports in the region may also introduce pre-emptive checks in the coming days.
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