Travel Updates: Coronavirus

This page will be updated with the latest information, from government and FCO announcements to up-to-date airline limitations.


FCO Official Updates

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) are have advised against all travel to Hubei Province due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. They have also advised against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao). 

Further screening methods have been introduced to UK airports with direct flights from China which will see a team of rotating public health experts available to support anyone feeling unwell upon returning from China.


Airline Updates

Many international airlines have issued travel restrictions or cancellations. This list will be updated regularly as airlines issue warnings or limitations.

All amendments and cancellation must be actioned before the flights original departure date.

British Airways 

Flights until the 29th feb are cancelled to mainland China, Hong Kong flights are operating normal at present.

Virgin Atlantic

Passengers travelling until the 30th April to Shanghai can amend their flight to another date until the 31st May. Should passengers wish to they may cancel with a full refund.

KLM/Air France

Anyone travelling to mainland China between now and the 31st March, can amend their flight to another date until the 31st May or should passengers wish to they may cancel with a full refund.

Turkish Airlines

 Anyone travelling to mainland China between now and the 31st March, can amend their flight to another date until the 31st May or should passengers wish to they may cancel with a full refund.

Finnair

All flights to mainland China are suspended, passengers can claim a full refund or rebook another date.

Qatar

All flights to mainland China are suspended, passengers can claim a full refund or rebook another date.

China Eastern

Anyone travelling to mainland China between now and the 31st March, can amend their flight to another date until the 31st May or should passengers wish to they may cancel with a full refund.

Air China

Anyone travelling to mainland China between now and the 31st March, can amend their flight to another date until the 31st May or should passengers wish to they may cancel with a full refund.

Beijing Capital Airlines

Passengers can cancel with a full refund or rebook on to another flight within a year of the original departure date.

Cathay Pacific

Passengers travelling until the 29th February to China can amend their flight to another date until the 31st May. Should passengers wish to they may cancel with a full refund.

Emirates

Full refunds or amend to another flights with 7 days of the original travel date.


Government Updates

Due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus the following Governments have made the decision to restrict entry for foreign visitors who have travelled to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau). 

Antigua or Barbuda

Anyone who has been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) in the past 2 months, will not be allowed to travel.

Tel Aviv Israel

Anyone who has been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) in the last 14 days, will not be allowed to travel.

Montego Bay Jamaica

Anyone who has been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) in the last 14 days, will not be allowed to travel.

Mumbai, Delhi, India

Anyone who has been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) in the last 14 days, will not be allowed to travel.

USA

Anyone who has been to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) on or after 15 January 2020, will not be allowed to travel.