CORONAVIRUS has infected more than 93,000, while the death toll has exceeded 3,000.
We’ve explained the latest travel advice and restrictions if you are heading to Bali, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea.
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Is it safe to travel to Bali?
There are currently two 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.
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.
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 50 cases of coronavirus, after 14 new cases were confirmed earlier 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.
The US government issued an update on February 5, stating they were being “closely monitored”.
However, the travel warning for the country remains at the lowest level, and tourists will not have to self-quarantine when they return home.
Is it safe to travel to Taiwan?
Reported cases of coronavirus in Taiwan have reached 42, 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 have surged, with 5,328 infected and 32 killed.
The UK government advises against “all travel” to Daegu and “all but essential travel” to Cheongdo.
They explain: “The Government of South Korea has designated the cities of Daegu and Cheongdo as ‘special care zones’ following a high number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerging in these two areas.
“Medical services in Daegu are under pressure due to the large number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and you may experience delays in receiving treatment should you become ill.
“If you are already in Daegu or Cheongdo you should follow the instructions and advice of the local authorities. For British nationals in all affected areas, Public Health England advise that you should maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene and should avoid visiting animal and bird markets or people who are ill with respiratory symptoms.”
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 immediately”.
Korean Air and Finnair have suspended a number of flights from the country, while Vietnam has stopped all flights to major airports from South Korea.
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