CORONAVIRUS cases across the world have hit 100,000, while the death toll has exceeded 3,000.
Here is the latest travel advice and restrictions if you are heading to Bali, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea.
Read our coronavirus live blog for all the latest news and updates
Is it safe to travel to Bali?
There are currently four reported cases of coronavirus in Indonesia in Jakarta, although Bali remains free of the virus.
The latest advice for British tourists heading to Indonesia has warned that flights have been suspended between the country and China, but flights from the UK have not been affected.
Some airlines have temporarily stopped flights to and from Badung Airport in West Java, with passengers urged to “contact their airline in advance”.
The UK government warns: “You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the Indonesian authorities.”
The US government has a Level 2 travel advisory to “Exercise Increased Caution” due to the threat of terrorism and natural disasters – however it it has not been updated in regard to to the coronavirus outbreak.
Brits who have booked holidays or flights to Bali will not be able to cancel them without additional fees as there are currently no travel restrictions.
However, the Australia tourist minister has urged people to stop going to Bali as the west coast of Australia struggles due to a lack of Chinese tourists.
There is also “no capability” for the island to test coronavirus, with samples being sent to Jakarta.
There is currently no warning to self-quarantine when returning from Bali to the UK.
Is it safe to travel to Malaysia?
Malaysia has reported a spike in coronavirus cases, with another 28 confirmed today.
Malaysia-based airlines have suspended flights from the country to China, and the UK government warns tourists to stay in touch with their airline as their flights may be “cancelled at short notice”.
Tourists are advised to comply with additional screenings implemented by the Malaysian authorities.
Brits are told to self-quarantine and avoid other people if returning from Malaysia and displaying symptoms such as a cough or high fever.
Is it safe to travel to Taiwan?
Reported cases of coronavirus in Taiwan have reached 45, although remains relatively low despite the country’s proximity to badly-infected areas.
The UK government has warned of new procedures in Taiwan following the outbreak of the virus, which are likely to “change at short notice”.
They warn: “Foreign nationals (including British nationals) who have been in China, including Hong Kong and Macao, during the 14-day period before they arrive in Taiwan will not be permitted to enter.
“These measures apply to those people who are eligible for visa-free treatment, landing visas, and e-visas, as well as those carrying valid visas.
“All airline passengers entering Taiwan are now required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days.
“Any foreign national arriving in Taiwan from South Korea and Italy will be required to home quarantine for a period of 14 days after arrival.”
Brits who have travelled to Taiwan in 14 days and have symptoms such as a cough or fever are urged to “stay indoors and avoid contact with other people immediately”.
The US government has no warnings or travel advisories for Taiwan, explaining: “CDC is not advising people to change their travel plans to Taiwan.”
Is it safe to travel to South Korea?
Coronavirus cases in South Korea are continuing to surge, with nearly 6,600 infected and 42 killed.
The UK government advises against “all travel” to three zones in the country.
They explain: “TThe Government of South Korea has designated the cities of Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan as “special care zones” following a high number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in these areas.
“Medical services in these areas are under pressure and you may experience delays in receiving treatment should you become ill.
“If you’re already in Daegu, Cheongdo or Gyeongsan, follow the instructions and advice of the local authorities and pay particular regard to virus control testing and measures.”
Brits who have travelled to South Korea in 14 days and have symptoms such as a cough or fever are urged to “stay indoors and avoid contact with other people…
Continue Reading: Source Link