Since it was first discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, coronavirus has spread across the world. More than 2,000 people have died from the virus, and over 80,000 people have been infected.

The majority of cases have been reported in China, specifically in Hubei province.

But cases have been confirmed across the world, with Italy recently declaring the worst coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

In Italy there have been 374 confirmed cases, and 12 people have died, while South Korea has also confirmed more than 1,000 cases of the virus.

The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has recently risen to 13, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been issuing regular updates on the current coronavirus travel risk.

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The FCO currently advise: “If you’re concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on your existing travel plans, check with your airline, tour operator, cruise line or other transport and accommodation providers as applicable.

“Individual providers may also have their own requirements for customers or passengers to meet.”

For flights still going ahead to regions not under FCO warnings, it is unlikely you will receive a refund if you cancel your holiday.

If you have a holiday booked for the future, keep up to date with the FCO advice on foreign travel.


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