Good Hope Novel Coronavirus | Travel Update- 12 February 2020

February 12, 2020by admin

HONG KONG:
All border crossings have been closed, except for the Shenzhen Bay joint checkpoint, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Hong Kong International Airport.
MALAYSIA:
Sabah and Sarawak’s state cabinet announced a ban on all flights from China. Sabah and Sarawak have autonomy over immigration in their territory. The ban has not been imposed by mainland Malaysia. Sarawak state also announced that from 10 Feb, anyone entering Sarawak who has been to Singapore must undergo a self-imposed 14 day home quarantine.
LAOS:
Lao Airlines is temporarily suspending several routes to China. The Lao government has also suspended the issuing of tourist visas at checkpoints bordering China.
INDONESIA:
The Indonesian government has declared a ban on flights to and from mainland China from February 5th onwards and will not allow visitors who have stayed in China in the past 14 days to enter or transit.
VIETNAM:
Vietnam’s civil aviation authority has suspended all flights between mainland China and Vietnam. The Vietnamese government has stopped issuing visas to foreign visitors who have been to China in the past 14 days, while also closing several checkpoints in the border province of Lang Son.
SINGAPORE:
The Singaporean Prime Minister moved to bar entry into Singapore to all travellers arriving from mainland China, including foreigners who have been there in the last 14 days. Visitors are restricted from entering or transiting through the island nation since midnight on Saturday 01 February.
JAPAN:
The Japanese government is now refusing foreign nationals entry to Japan if they have stayed in Hubei within the previous 14 days.
THAILAND, CAMBODIA & MYANMAR:
Currently, there are no travel restrictions between these countries and China.

The WHO has a dedicated page for Q&A on coronavirus:
https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

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