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Chinese New Year (Update 2)

30 Jan 2020

The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, which started in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, continues to spread throughout China and internationally.

The Foreign and Commonweath Office currently advises against all non essential travel to China. Travel restrictions are prone to change at any time. Travellers are advised to check for any changes. 

This is a new and rapidly evolving situation where information on cases and the virus is being gathered and assessed daily.

Further information on the coronavirus, including precautions to take, can be found here.