China Travel Tips & Useful Info

Updated: 14th February 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advise against all travel to Hubei Province due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak.

The FCO also advise against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China (not including Hong Kong and Macao) as the Chinese government continue to impose further restrictions on movement within China in a bid to prevent the virus from spreading.

We continue to monitor this closely and will update this page as and when new information becomes available.

Travelling with us with regards to the Coronavirus
Based on current FCO travel advise, all holidays are scheduled to depart with the exception of travel to China (see below).

Reliable sources of information about international travel and the Coronavirus please refer to the World Health Organization (WHO): WHO novel coronaviruses advise

Please refer to WHO's latest situation update – dated 13 February 2020. Extract: WHO does not recommend any specific health measures for travellers. In case of symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness either during or after travel, travellers are encouraged to seek medical attention and share their travel history with their health care provider.

Clients should
• check with their travel insurance provider and airline prior to travel for any possible changes
• exercise patience and expect delays at some airports with regards to imposed screening
• check the FCO website for current advise (or other official government advisory)
• check the WHO website for current advise
• if you are due to travel with us and have recently travelled through China in the past 14 days please contact us to discuss your options

Travelling to China

All holidays booked with us for travel to China between now and 02 April 2020 have been cancelled.

If your holiday to China departs between now and 02 April 2020, the following options are available to you:
• defer your holiday to China to a later date
• switch your holiday to another destination
• full refund

Please contact us with your preference as soon as feasibly possible (and before 22 Feb 2020) so that we can facilitate your new arrangements.

If your holiday to China departs between 03 April - 01 May 2020 a decision as to whether these trips will operate will be made on 24 Feb 2020 in accordance with the best advice offered by the FCO at this point in time.

As the situation is fluid plans for those travelling after the 01 May 2020 and the remainder of 2020 have yet to be put in place. A further update for those travelling after 01 May 2020 will be given on 24 Feb 2020.

If you are booked to travel to China with us and have any questions relating to the above, please contact our offices and speak to a team member.

Additional information can be found on the FCO website here.

Our team in China
All of our office team, tour guides and their families in China are safe and well. They are all hoping that the situation is resolved shortly so they can get back to work as soon as possible. They are further concerned about the affects this will have on tourism and the best way that we can support them is by not blanket cancelling tours for the entire year

See Also

Check out the following useful resources to help plan your visit to China:

Best Time to Visit - China's climate and seasons
Best Places to Visit - destinations in China not to be missed
Tourist Visas - what you need to know prior to travel
Traveller Reviews - what our passengers say about our China tours

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