Smartraveller https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/rss en webmaster@dfat.gov.au Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011 60 zcms China https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china We have raised the travel advice for all Australians to do not travel to all of Hubei Province. The Chinese authorities have put new measures in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Strict travel restrictions have been imposed in Wuhan and a number of other cities in Hubei Province. Authorities could impose further restrictions across Hubei Province with little notice. If you travel to Hubei Province at this time you may not be allowed to depart until travel restrictions are lifted. Existing measures including wearing masks in public places and avoiding travel in and out of cities in Hubei Province remain in place. Authorities may expand travel restrictions as the outbreak develops. Possible new travel restrictions may be implemented at short notice. This may result in significant disruption to public transport services. Accommodation providers may also refuse to accept guests with elevated body temperatures, or who have recently visited areas affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Some authorities are testing body temperature before allowing access to public places. Monitor local and international media for further updates, and contact your accommodation provider, travel agent and airlines for information.<br /> In January, Chinese authorities identified an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus, in Wuhan City in Hubei Province. If you have travelled to Hubei Province and have developed symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor. See our health section for more information.<br /> <br /> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 4b3fc278-5e18-43e5-b88b-912fc01e3bf5 China 2/5 Exercise normal safety precautions Samoa https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/samoa On 26 January, Samoan authorities issued travel restrictions in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. If you’re travelling from a country specified by the Samoan authorities, including Australia, you will require medical clearance at least 3 days prior to travel to Samoa. Check with your airline or tour operator to confirm you meet all entry requirements. Mon, 27 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 680b5dce-1d24-4b00-985d-47974c6f42b6 Samoa 2/5 Exercise normal safety precautions Hong Kong https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/hong-kong There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China, originating from Wuhan City in Hubei Province. Travel advice for China has been updated: &lt;https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china&gt;<br /> The Hong Kong Government has activated its Emergency Response Level in relation to the coronavirus. Passengers arriving into Hong Kong may undergo temperature screening at all border control points. If you have symptoms, you may be taken to hospital for further testing. If authorities suspect you&#039;re infected, you may need to stay in hospital or be quarantined. Talk to your doctor before travelling. The Hong Kong Centre for Health and Protection has set up a dedicated webpage on this issue: &lt;www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html&gt;<br /> See our Smartraveller news update on novel coronavirus outbreak for more information: &lt;https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/novel-coronavirus-outbreak&gt; <br /> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller b4a95b80-7977-4738-9911-b9d219154ac4 Hong Kong 3/5 Exercise a high degree of caution Taiwan https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/taiwan There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China, originating from Wuhan City in Hubei Province. <br /> When you arrive in Taiwan you will be screened for high body temperature and asked to voluntarily inform quarantine officers if you have symptoms such as a fever or cough. <br /> Travellers to Taiwan who arrive from China, Hong Kong and Macao must also complete a Novel Coronavirus Health Declaration Card. <br /> If you have symptoms you may be tested for the virus, and you could be placed into isolation or quarantine for treatment. Talk to your doctor before travelling.<br /> See our Smartraveller news update on novel coronavirus outbreak for more information: &lt;https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/novel-coronavirus-outbreak&gt;<br /> Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 293949ff-c45b-40bd-8e8e-85a4ec9acec6 Taiwan 2/5 Exercise normal safety precautions Macau https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/macau There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus in China, originating from Wuhan City in Hubei Province. Travel advice for China has been updated: &lt;https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china &gt; <br /> Passengers arriving into Macau may undergo temperature screening at all border control points. If you have symptoms, you may be taken to hospital for further testing. If authorities suspect you&#039;re infected, you may need to stay in hospital or be quarantined. Talk to your doctor before travelling. The Macau government has a dedicated Facebook page publishing news about the virus: &lt;https://www.facebook.com/NCV.Macao/&gt; <br /> See our Smartraveller news update on novel coronavirus outbreak for more information: &lt;https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/novel-coronavirus-outbreak&gt; <br /> Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 424ffd68-8e96-4005-976e-8017b49cd86b Macau 2/5 Exercise normal safety precautions Argentina https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/argentina There is an active outbreak of dengue in Paraguay with cases registered in Northern Argentina. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 49c2a191-f3bb-4375-8ee0-26366a47d5eb Argentina 2/5 Exercise normal safety precautions Paraguay https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/paraguay There is an active outbreak of dengue in Paraguay with cases registered in Northern Argentina. Sat, 25 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 80f90895-4dab-4df6-a90e-01ec22d79e0c Paraguay 3/5 Exercise a high degree of caution Novel coronavirus outbreak https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/novel-coronavirus-outbreak <p>There is an active outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, originating from Wuhan City. We recommend you do not travel to Hubei Province. This new type of coronavirus was initially linked to a large seafood and live animal market in Wuhan City, in China’s Hubei Province. The majority of reported cases are in the Wuhan region. There have been reports of individuals with the novel coronavirus outside of China.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:53:10 +1100 Smartraveller 05e65fb6-0589-483e-a4a9-9cb31e563001 Singapore https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/singapore On 23 January 2020, the Singaporean Ministry of Health confirmed one case of the novel coronavirus in Singapore. Passengers arriving into Singapore may undergo temperature screening at the airport, ferry terminals and land crossings. If you have symptoms, you may be taken to hospital. If authorities suspect you&#039;re infected, you may need to stay in hospital or be quarantined. Talk to your doctor before travelling. Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 7ba9e818-4172-4445-b434-ca487fb36149 Singapore 2/5 Exercise normal safety precautions Cuba https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/cuba We&#039;ve reviewed our travel advice for Cuba. Mon, 04 Nov 2019 23:00:00 +1100 Smartraveller 939d67ea-d54a-41ec-a7b1-e590f2d80684 Cuba 2/5 Exercise normal safety precautions