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Daily Travel Alerts 27 Jan ’20

CHINA: UPDATE: Coronavirus – China in emergency mode
The death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus now stands at 80, with almost 2 800 cases confirmed across China, CNN reports.

Chinese health authorities said the virus could be spread during the incubation period and before any symptoms appeared.

Wuhan has been quarantined, with all routes in and out of the city closed or highly regulated.

China has extended the Lunar New Year holiday to February 2 in an attempt to discourage people from travelling and spreading the virus further.

Travellers are advised to adhere to official reports and instructions.

ECUADOR: Ecuador volcano emission warning
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre warns that explosive activity continues at a volcano in Ecuador.

Flight levels may be affected by intermittent emissions from Reventador volcano. The volcanos current alert level is at a 4 out of 5 warning level.

Emissions are likely to reach 1 800m.

JAPAN: Japan weather warning
Heavy rainfall and mountain snow can lead to areas of flooding and travel disruption as a storm passes through the south of Japan, AccuWeather reports.

25-75mm of rainfall is expected across most of mainland Japan through the beginning of the week.

Travellers are advised to check weather reports.

MAURITIUS: UPDATE: Mauritius travel advisory lifted
The Mauritian authorities have lifted the cyclone warning on Saturday, January 27.

The UK FCO reports that ongoing disruption to flights can be expected and advises travellers to check their flight status.

eTNW reports that a Class II cyclone warning is in effect in Mauritius from January 24, and there is a potential threat just north of the island tomorrow morning (Saturday).

Intermittent rain will become more frequent in the afternoon and may be sometimes moderate to heavy with thunderstorms.

Travellers are advised to take necessary precautions.

SCOTLAND: UK weather warnings
Persistent showers and snow will affect the northwest of Scotland today (January 27), the Met Office reports.

Snow accumulations of 1-3cm are expected with strong winds causing blizzard conditions.

Travellers can expect longer journey times by road, bus and train services.

CHINA: UPDATE: Coronavirus – Shanghai Disney closed and Lunar festivities cancelled
Shanghai Disneyland will close temporarily due to concerns over the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, CNN report.

The resort will assist in refunding guests who have purchased tickets for admission to Shanghai Disneyland, have booked a resort hotel, or have booked tickets for Beauty and the Beast Mandarin Production through the original ticket purchase channel.

Authorities in Beijing have also cancelled all large-scale Lunar New Year celebrations, including traditional fairs and celebrations around temples.

As per TravelInfo Plus 27 January 2020

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