CORONAVIRUS cases across the world have reached nearly 90,000, with the death toll hitting 3,000 in every continent excluding Antarctica.
With travel restrictions and health advice for many popular tourist locations, here is the latest advice from the UK and US government.
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The latest country to be affected is Indonesia, following the first two reported cases in Jakarta.
Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea have rising numbers with South Korea facing more than 4,000 cases.
Here is the latest travel advice for regions across Asia.
Is it safe to travel to Bali?
There are currently two reported cases of coronavirus in Indonesia
The first two cases of coronavirus have been reported in Indonesia, with a woman and her daughter testing positive in Jakarta.
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.”
Bali immigration have previously denied entry to 17 tourists attempting to enter the country who had been to China, as anyone who visited within the past 14 days is banned.
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.
Is it safe to travel to Malaysia?
Malaysia-based airlines have suspended flights from the country to China, with 29 people reported to have coronavirus.
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.
Is it safe to travel to Taiwan?
Reported cases of coronavirus in Taiwan has reached 41 as one person has been killed.
The UK government has warned of new procedures in Taiwan following the outbreak of the virus.
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.
“British nationals living in Taiwan, holding a valid residence certificate, who have visited China in the 14 day period before arriving in Taiwan may still enter, but will be required to self-isolate at home for a period of 14 days after arrival.
“All airline passengers entering Taiwan are now required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days.”
Anyone who has been to South Korea or Italy will also be forced to self-quarantine upon returning to Taiwan.
The US government has no warnings or travel advisories for Taiwan.
Is it safe to travel to South Korea?
South Korea has reported more than 4,000 cases of coronavirus, with 29 killed, leading to travel restrictions by the Foreign Office.
The advice from the UK government states: “The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to Daegu and all but essential travel to Cheongdo.
“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.”
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