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Coronavirus…an update from Cox & Kings

| 10 Feb 2020

At Cox & Kings / Abercrombie & Kent your wellbeing is always our top concern.

Clients can be assured that – together with our destination management companies on the ground in China, throughout the region and around the world – we are closely monitoring the coronavirus* situation and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) current guidance on foreign travel.

At the moment, the FCO is advising against all but essential travel to mainland China. In line with this guidance, we’re currently contacting all clients due to travel to China before the end of April. Those affected can choose to postpone, rebook without cost or cancel without penalty.

For those clients with later departures dates, we will continue to monitor the situation carefully and will be updating our policy and advising closer to the time.

Some destinations have announced increased screening and/or travel restrictions for those who have recently been to China. If you have recently visited or transited through China, check FCO travel advice pages or speak to your travel specialist for further guidance.

Also, clients should be aware that health screening procedures have been put in place on arrival in many countries. The FCO advise that if you are travelling, you should comply with these measures.

We strongly recommend that all clients monitor the FCO travel advice page. Sign up to receive email alerts for the country you’re visiting here.

Updated: 10 February 2020.

* A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions such as diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

(Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public)



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