Territories denying all foreign visitors who had recently been in mainland China within 14 days before arrival
- East Asia: Japan (Hubei travel history only), South Korean (Hubei travel history only), North Korea, Mongolia
- SE Asia: Brunei (Hubei travel history only), Vietnam (cancel flights & stop issuing visas with 14-day travel history in China)
- Bans travel for visitors with Hubei travel history within 14 days before arrival or holding Hubei-issued passports
- Japan to ban foreigners from China’s Hubei amid viral outbreak
- 当面、過去2週間以内に湖北省滞在歴ある外国人の入国を拒否＝首相 (2020-01-31) - Reuters JP
- 成田空港 入管が入国拒否へ対応 - NHK (2020-02-01)
- Wuhan coronavirus: South Korea bars foreigners who visited Hubei province (2020-02-02)
SEOUL: South Korea will bar entry by foreigners who have visited Hubei Province, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak in China, South Korea’s prime minister said on Sunday (Feb 2), according to Yonhap news agency.
- South Koreans call in petition for Chinese to be barred over virus - Reuters (2020-01-28)
A petition filed with the presidential Blue House last week had gathered more than 540,000 signatures by Tuesday, highlighting a growing fear in South Korea that the coronavirus could spread.
- South Koreans protest at coronavirus quarantine centres in their home town
Protesters threw eggs at officials as they outlined plan to quarantine hundreds of South Koreans evacuated from Wuhan, at outbreak’s heart
- S Korea officials face anger over coronavirus quarantine centres
Protesters rage over plans to quarantine hundreds of Koreans set to be flown home from China’s coronavirus epicentre.
- Suspension of flights and tours from China
- Multiple flights between North Korea and China canceled amid coronavirus scare - NK News (2020-01-24)
Regarding travel routes between North Korea and China, the embassy said that a suspension of Air China flights between Pyongyang and Beijing would last “until February 10.”
The next scheduled flight to Beijing on the DPRK’s flag carrier Air Koryo, on the other hand, is on Saturday, though this and its scheduled Tuesday flight are expected to be canceled as well in line with the government’s restrictions. Air Koryo’s flights between Pyongyang and Shenyang every Saturday and Tuesday, as well as chartered flights to Shanghai and other cities, will likely see the same fate in the near future.
- N. Korea drastically restricts travel to China in bid to stem coronavirus spread - NK News (2020-01-23)
Tour company operators earlier this week announced that North Korean partners had informed them that tourism to the country would be suspended indefinitely, in an attempt to stem the outbreak of a virus which has as of Thursday affected over 500 people and resulted in over a dozen deaths.
Chinese tour companies have also reportedly been informed by DPRK partners that all tours are suspended for the time being and until the state is able to prepare “precautionary measures.”
- Mongolia closes border to China until March 2 to stop virus - Reuters
Mongolia will close all ports of entry from and into China until March 2 to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the government said on Friday. It will give its citizens currently in China until Feb. 6 to return home, however, though non-Chinese foreign nationals travelling to Mongolia will not be able to do so via China.
- Novel coronavirus: Brunei bans visitors from Hubei - Borneo Bulletin (2020-01-30)
[V]isitors who were in Hubei province within the last 14 days before arriving in Brunei Darussalam are also barred from entry into the country, with the exception of the citizens and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam.
- No known travel restrictions
- More than 3,000 Chinese from virus-hit Wuhan visit Cambodia - Bangkok Post (2020-01-29)
- Quieter Response to Coronavirus in Countries Where China Holds Sway
And in Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen told a packed news conference on Thursday that he would kick out anyone who was wearing a surgical mask because such measures were creating an unwarranted climate of fear.
- Indonesia bars entry to visitors from China amid evacuation protest - The Jarkata Post (2020-02-02)
It will immediately bar visitors who have been in China for 14 days from entering or transiting, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told a televised news conference.
- Coronavirus: Indonesia evacuates citizens, stops flights from China - SCMP (2020-02-02)
The 238 evacuees – including one foreigner – were airlifted by the military to the remote Natuna Islands where they will undergo two weeks of quarantine
- The Coronavirus and ASEAN – Live Updates by Country - ASEAN Briefing (2020-02-02)
The country has sealed off Golden Triangle road borders with China and Myanmar and suspended flights to China.
- Malaysia has measures in place to combat coronavirus - The Straits Times (2020-01-31)
Dr Tedros however said that there is “no reason” for any of the international travel or trade restrictions announced in recent days, such as flight suspensions, border closures and quarantine for apparently healthy travellers. As for Malaysia, Dr Lee said that current policy to combat the 2019-nCoV outbreak still stands, and includes the suspension of all visa facilities for Chinese tourists from Hubei province. “So far, existing policies such as no flights from Hubei province, which includes Wuhan, as well as visa for Chinese nationals from the province suspended, still stand,” he said. The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday announced that all visa facilities for Chinese tourists from Hubei province had been suspended. This includes electronic travel registration and information facilities, visa-free entry, visa on arrival, e-visa and manual visa applications.
- Govt suspends visa privilege for Chinese, mulls border shutdown - Myanmar Times (2020-02-03)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the suspension of visas on arrival for Chinese travellers took effect Saturday and will be lifted when the outbreak subsides.
- Myanmar turns back China Southern flight over coronavirus fears: government spokesman - Reuters (2020-01-30)
- Myanmar Times Coronavirus Series
- Coronavirus: Philippines reports first death outside China as Duterte orders travel ban on visitors from mainland, Hong Kong - SCMP (2020-02-02)
The victim was a 44-year-old male Chinese national who was the companion of a 38-year-old Chinese woman who arrived in the Philippines on January 21 A new Philippine travel ban could apply to all travellers from China, including Hong Kong Filipinos who were in China will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine period upon arriving in the Philippines, likely impacting many of the 240,000 Filipino workers in Hong Kong.
- ADVISORY ON 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS - Singapore Gov (2020-01-30)
- From 1 February 2020, 2359h, all new visitors with recent travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or to transit through Singapore.
- With immediate effect, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will suspend the issuance of all forms of new visas to those with PRC Passports. Singapore’s status as a visa-free transit facility for those with PRC passports will also be suspended.
- Previously issued short-term and multiple-visit visas for those with PRC passports will also be suspended. During this period of suspension, they will not be allowed entry into Singapore.
- 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- Surveillance (thermal checking)
- Coronavirus UPDATE: More Chinese cities restrict travel, Thailand checking land borders - The Thaiger (2020-01-27)
- Health officials now checking Chinese tourists in Phuket hotels
- Opinion: Govt opts for coronavirus middle road
- Timor-Leste To Start Screening All Arrivals, Requests Vigilance to Deter Coronavirus - Independente.tl (2020-01-28)
- Vietnam airlines resume flights to Taiwan, HK and Macau after govt lifts bans - The Jakarta Post (2020-02-02)
- Coronavirus: Vietnam backtracks on Hong Kong flight ban, restricts travellers from mainland China - SCMP (2020-02-02)
Vietnam declares public health emergency and halts all flights to and from mainland China Government will also stop issuing visas for foreign visitors who had been in China in past two weeks
- India reports second case of coronavirus in southern state of Kerala - Reuters (2020-02-02)
India’s national carrier, Air India, has canceled its Mumbai-Delhi-Shanghai flight until Feb. 14.
- Coronavirus: These Countries, Airlines Restrict Travel to China - Bloomberg (2020-02-02)
Pakistan stopped flights to Wuhan and Hubei, but will reopen other routes in mainland China. It had delayed opening its northern border with China, while Karachi Port Trust, operator of nation’s largest port, had asked immigration authorities not to allow crew on foreign vessels to disembark.
- Iran Makes New Decisions to Address Coronavirus
Moreover, the cabinet of ministers decided to suspend all direct flights to and from mainland China, and assigned the Ministry of Road and Urban Development to dispatch a specially-equipped airplane and a special medical team to China’s Wuhan -the epicenter of outbreak of the coronavirus- to bring back Iranian university students and citizens.
- Delta, United and American Airlines are suspending all flights between the U.S. and mainland China - NY Times (2020-01-31)
Iran has suspended all flights to China because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to Reuters. Iran’s semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported on Friday that all flights from China to the Islamic Republic have also been banned.
- Afghanistan checks passengers for coronavirus at the airport - The Khaama Press (2020-01-25)
- Afghanistan seeks to quarantine any coronavirus cases
- Why Nepal must watch Coronavirus, but not panic - Nepali Times (2020-01-29)
The Nepal government had established screening centres for the coronavirus at airport and border checkpoints even before the first infected person was diagnosed in Tibet on Monday.
- Sri Lanka reports first coronavirus case, activates security measures - AsiaNews.it (2020-01-28)
Restriction have been imposed on Chinese visitors arriving at the airport. The airport will allow passengers to disembark but not transit through.
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing has reported that at least 204 Sri Lankan students have left in the past two days. Others are expected to follow in the coming days. All returnees will be required to spend a two-week special quarantine period at the Diyatalawa army base.
- Bhutan fully prepared for coronavirus: PM
In Paro, from where most visitors from foreign countries enter Bhutan, surveillance began from January 11.
“If situation worsens in Bangkok, Thailand from where most visitors come, we might even cancel flights to and from Bangkok. If the situation demands, we will send our people to Bangkok from where we can arrest the cases before they come to Bhutan,” prime minister said. “If the disease comes to Bhutan, it could be very difficult to handle.”
“Suspect cases will not be allowed to enter Bhutan,” he said.
- Coronavirus: Maldives bans travellers from China over virus fears, minister says - The Straits Times (2020-02-03)
“Under the new measures being implemented, the government of Maldives will restrict entry… of any person who has left or transited through mainland China effective from 3 February,” Tourism Minister Ali Waheed told a news conference.
- China’s neighbors close borders as country’s coronavirus cases surpass last major outbreak - Newsweek (2020-01-30) https://www.newsweek.com/china-neighbors-close-borders-coronavirus-sars-1484978