Coronavirus travel updates: which countries have restrictions and FCO warnings in place?

Workers wearing protective suits at Shanghai Pudong International Airport Photograph: China News Service/China News Service via Getty Images The Foreign Office (FCO) is advising UK nationals against all but essential international travel. Border closures and other travel restrictions are increasing globally. The FCO advice took effect on 17 March, for an initial period of 30 days. This article is being updated daily. It was last updated at 7.45pm (GMT), 20 March In a statement, the FCO said the advice is in response to the increasingly unpredictable situation in terms of restrictions being imposed:…

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Jacinda Ardern reveals ‘unprecedented’ travel restrictions to combat coronavirus, all travellers to New Zealand to self-isolate

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced new restrictions requiring travellers to be quarantined for 14 days upon entry into the country in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus. The restrictions apply to all countries except for Pacific nations, and will come into effect at midnight on Sunday (10.00pm AEDT). It also includes any New Zealand citizens or residents returning to the country. New Zealand has six confirmed cases and no recorded deaths. Ms Ardern said these were “far-reaching and unprecedented” measures to tackle a global pandemic.…

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Thomson Reuters halts employee travel to China and South Korea over coronavirus outbreak

Media giant Thomson Reuters has canceled non-essential business travel for its employees to mainland China, Hong Kong and South Korea over mounting fears of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC. “Thomson Reuters has halted all non-essential travel to China, Hong Kong and South Korea. All other travel remains under constant review,” the spokesperson said. The parent of Reuters News joins a growing list of major corporations that are halting employee travel due to virus concerns, including Amazon, Facebook and News Corp. The company is headquartered in Ontario, Canada, and has roughly 25,800…

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How to travel to Cuba (Yes, you can!)

“I’d love to go to Cuba — but the sanctions are back on, so I guess I can’t,” a friend of mine opined recently after perusing my Instagram pics of the trip to the famed Caribbean island over New Year’s. This is not an uncommon sentiment. Ever since President Trump reinstituted trade, commercial and economic embargoes against Cuba in 2018, American travel to the country has dropped precipitously — but you can still go. In fact, airlines like Jet Blue, Delta, Southwest and American Airlines have direct flights from cities like New…

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Coronavirus: Your travel rights explained

The coronavirus is now spreading well beyond China. Travellers returning from nine Asian countries and destinations are being advised by Public Health England to avoid contact with other people if they show certain symptoms. In addition to China, the Public Heath England list includes Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. Holiday companies and airlines are still taking people to these countries, while insurers say travel policies are unlikely to cover cancellations – except to China. Travel agents, tour operators and airlines are being contacted by…

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Personal Travel Coaches Are The Hot New Trend. Here’s What They Are And Why You Need One

Travel coach Dylan Essertier in India. PHOTO COURTESY OF @DYLANGRACETRAVELS A lot of people have life coaches and career coaches—but have you ever heard of a travel coach? Dylan Essertier is a travel writer turned travel coach who now works with people looking to reach their goals through travel. “Over the years, I searched long and hard for a travel advisor that would speak to a ‘woman like me’—someone who didn’t just want to escape through travels but use that time away to help me move toward my long-term goals,”…

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‘Do not travel to China’ because of coronavirus risk, US tells citizens

Americans shouldn’t travel to China because of the risks from the new coronavirus, the US State Department said. US citizens currently in China should “consider departing using commercial means,” the alert said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo echoed the warning on Twitter. A Level 4 travel advisory is the most severe warning issued by the State Department, and it applies only to areas with a “greater likelihood of life-threatening risks.” The warning cites a decision earlier today by the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global public health emergency. The virus has…

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CDC issues level 3 health warning for coronavirus, advises against nonessential travel to Wuhan, China

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday escalated its health warning to a level 3 as the coronavirus continues to spread, recommending that people avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China. The State Department reiterated its level 2 travel advisory, which urges people to exercise caution if traveling to an affected area. An initial State Department website post erroneously showed that it had raised its travel advisory to a level 3, but the department later said in a statement to CNBC that it had made a mistake and…

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Travel For Renaissance Men And Women

The Renaissance traveler is a savvy and intrepid being, with a drive to discover new things and gain knowledge. Curious and creative, willing to take risks, endowed with determination and the ability to thrive in a variety of cultural and geographical landscapes, today’s polymath is proficient in a wide range of areas, including travel. Chanel your inner Leonardo da Vinci, who embodied the always-learning ideals of the Renaissance, and consider the following notions for adventures that are vibrant, challenging, and thought provoking. Filling cow horns with manure to make biodynamic…

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Luxury travel: 50 wealthy tourists, eight countries … and one giant carbon footprint

Beaches on Bartolome, one of the remote Galápagos islands which are visited on the 24-day world tour. Photograph: Jesse Kraft/Getty Images Forget cruises. The super-rich have found a new way to see the world in the luxurious style of an ocean liner but taking a fraction of the time: private jet round-the-world tours. This week, 50 members of the wealthy elite will board a privately chartered Boeing 757 to begin a 24-day guided tour of the globe, taking in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, the Galápagos islands and mountain…

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