Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

24 March 2020

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The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to produce daily situation reports on the coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic, listing all affected countries and the number of confirmed cases.

As of 17 March 2020, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued an exceptional travel advisory, advising British nationals against all but essential international travel. The FCO also warn that any country or area may restrict travel without notice.

Those that now need to change or cancel travel plans should contact their airline, travel company, cruise line or other transport and accommodation providers for information. Anyone planning essential travel should check their travel insurance documents carefully, as their policy may now be invalid.

Information relating to travel and COVID-19 is available on the TRAVAX (for healthcare practitioners) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Information on COVID-19 for the general public is available on the NHS Inform (Scotland) and the NHS.UK (rest of the UK) websites.

Information and resources on COVID-19 for health professionals is availableĀ on theĀ Health Protection Scotland (HPS) (Scotland) and Public Health England (PHE) (rest of the UK) websites.

Source: TRAVAX, 17 March 2020