THEME parks around the world are being affected by coronavirus due to rising cases and bans on large gatherings.

Here is everything you need to know if you are heading to Disney World in Florida.

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 Is Disney World in Florida still open?


Is Disney World in Florida still open?Credit: Alamy

Is Disney World still open?

Disney World Orlando is closing this month following 42 cases of coronavirus reported in Florida.

A statement from Disney said: “In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and colleagues, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, beginning at the close of business on March 16, through the end of the month.

“Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs will remain open until further notice.”

Guests with tickets that start on or before March 2020 will automatically extend to December 15, and guests who cannot visit by that date can use the value for another ticket at a future date.

Annual passes will be extended for the number of days the park is closed between March 16 and March 31.

Additional perks like after hours and dining experiences will automatically be refunded.

Other theme parks are closing too – Disneyland Paris and Disneyland California are shutting until the end of the month.

 The park will shut until the end of the month


The park will shut until the end of the monthCredit: Alamy

What is the travel advice for the US?

President Donald Trump has banned all travel from Europe to the country, excluding the UK.

The current advice from the UK Foreign Office states: “The US Government will not permit entry to the USA of any non-US nationals, including British nationals, who have visited (or are resident in) Schengen Area countries 14 days or less prior to their travel to the USA.

“The US Government has indicated that this is a temporary restriction that will last for 30 days.

“This restriction does not apply to travellers from the UK who have been continually present in the UK or the Republic of Ireland for at least 14 days prior to their travel to the USA.”

More than half of the states in the US have been affected by coronavirus, with the highest amounts in Washington after 457 have been confirmed.

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Coronavirus has also spread across the US, with travel advice updated for Florida, Washington and New York.

We’ve also rounded up the holiday destinations which are currently coronavirus-free.

Here is what to know if going on holiday to the US.

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