The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on 11 March. The outbreak has had a severe impact on international travel; disruptions to flights and other modes of transport as well as lockdowns and movement restrictions have taken place with little to no prior warning.
Anyone undertaking travel at this time should ensure they are in good health, exercise good hygiene practices and be prepared for unexpected disruptions to their travel plans. Travellers from affected countries may face mandatory quarantine at their destination. Reconfirm itineraries prior to departure and closely follow travel alerts and advisories.
During travel to any destination and for up to 14 days after returning, individuals should monitor themselves for any flu-like symptoms - especially fever or shortness of breath. If experiencing any symptoms, travellers should self-isolate and contact their doctor or local authorities.
Leading travel risk company Riskline has released its latest report detailing risk levels around the world, travel restrictions and advice to business travellers on what to expect when travelling. These travel risks have been compiled by Riskline’s worldwide team of travel risk analysts who monitor and review issues daily.