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Coronavirus Outbreak, Wuhan, China, January 2020

by Links Travel & Tours | January 22, 2020

Update - 24 February 2020

February and, March Departures

All clients due to travel in February and March have been contacted with the options available to them. All our tours to China beyond March 2020 are currently planned to operate as normal.

April & May Departures

We are happy to waive any Links Travel & Tours amendment fees if you wish to move your tour to a later date or book a different tour with us.

However, you will need to pay any difference in tour costs and flight amendment fees. If you wish to cancel, standard cancellation fees will apply.

Should we be unable to offer your chosen tour (due to the FCO travel advice remaining unchanged or the major sights being closed), we will contact you three weeks before your planned departure date. You will then be able to cancel your booking free of charge. We will, of course, endeavour to help you make arrangements for an alternative tour should you wish.

June Onwards

If you wish to amend or cancel your booking, standard terms and conditions apply as detailed in your booking confirmation.

Our passengers’ health and wellbeing is our top priority, and we continue to carefully monitor this situation.

 

Please feel free to contact us should you want further reassurance.

09:20 am, Monday 24th February 2020

Update - 20 February 2020

February and March Departures

All clients due to travel in February and March have been contacted with the options available to them. All our tours to China beyond March 2020 are currently planned to operate as normal.

April & May Departures

We are happy to waive any Links Travel & Tours amendment fees if you wish to move your tour to a later date or book a different tour with us.

However, you will need to pay any difference in tour costs and flight amendment fees. If you wish to cancel, standard cancellation fees will apply.

Should we be unable to offer your chosen tour (due to the FCO travel advice remaining unchanged or the major sights being closed), we will contact you three weeks before your planned departure date. You will then be able to cancel your booking free of charge. We will, of course, endeavour to help you make arrangements for an alternative tour should you wish.

June Onwards

If you wish to amend or cancel your booking, standard terms and conditions apply as detailed in your booking confirmation.

Our passengers’ health and wellbeing is our top priority, and we continue to carefully monitor this situation.

 

Please feel free to contact us should you want further reassurance.

15:55 pm, Thursday 20th February 2020

Update - 10 February 2020

February & March Departures

All clients due to travel in February & March have been contacted with the options available to them. All our tours to China beyond 31 March are currently planned to operate as normal.

April & May Departures

We are happy to waive any Links Travel & Tours amendment fees if you wish to move your tour to a later date or book a different tour with us.

However, you will need to pay any difference in tour costs and flight amendment fees. If you wish to cancel, standard cancellation fees will apply.

Should we be unable to offer your chosen tour (due to the FCO travel advice remaining unchanged or the major sights being closed), we will contact you three weeks before your planned departure date. You will then be able to cancel your booking free of charge. We will, of course, endeavour to help you make arrangements for an alternative tour should you wish.

June Onwards

If you wish to amend or cancel your booking, standard terms and conditions apply as detailed in your booking confirmation.

Our passengers’ health and wellbeing is our top priority, and we continue to carefully monitor this situation.

 

Please feel free to contact us should you want further reassurance.

14:55 pm, Monday 10th February 2020

Update - 29 January 2020

We understand that travellers are concerned about their planned holidays to China. At the moment the UK Government has advised against all but essential travel to mainland China – and against all travel to Hubei Province – due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The advice does not extend Hong Kong and Macao.

This advice is for those intending to travel to China now. It is changing daily and we fully expect this to change again, ie lifting the mainland China travel advice, in the next few days.

We are in the process of contacting everyone who is travelling to China in February, with the options available for them, and will contact those travelling later, should the travel restrictions be extended.

We want to reassure you that we take the health and well being of those holidaying with Links Travel & Tours extremely seriously, but please feel free to contact us should you want further reassurance.

09:50 am, Wednesday 29 January 2020

Update - 24 January 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice remains unchanged.

Links Travel & Tours currently have no customers travelling in or to China. Clients due to travel to China in the next few months are advised to continue with their plans but are welcome to contact the company for reassurance if they are worried. Should the advice from the government change at any point, Links Travel & Tours will immediately notify all those concerned.

 

09:18 am, Friday 24 January 2020

Update - 23 January 2020

The FCO has changed the level of advice regarding Wuhan city, Hubei Province in China. The FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Wuhan city, Hubei Province. The applicable extract is as follows:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Wuhan city, Hubei Province. This is due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. Public Health England has offered advice to travellers. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the local authorities. For more information and advice, visit the TravelHealthPro website. See Health For more information and advice, visit the TravelHealthPro website. See Health

The full FCO travel advice for China can be accessed via this link
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

There are no other travel restrictions in place for China.

Links Travel & Tours avoids the areas most affected. Our local Guides are aware of the problems and will give all the advice needed our clients are in China.

 

09:06 am, Thursday 23 January 2020

Statement - 22 January 2020

Links Travel & Tours is keeping a close eye on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. Our team in Beijing has reported that the national and local governments are taking appropriate measures to control the spread of the virus and the passage of travellers in an out of China. Other countries such as Thailand, Japan, and South Korea, where cases have been reported, have introduced health screening at airports to monitor and control the situation.

The health and safety of our clients is our top priority. For now, we are monitoring the situation closely and will wait and see what the UK government and World Health Organisation advice for travellers is, and act accordingly.

We are keen to reassure our clients that we are constantly monitoring the situation in China and the other countries in Asia that have been affected. We will act on the advice of the UK Government, but for the moment all travellers should continue with their planned holidays to China.

None of our Links Travel & Tours holidays travel to or through Wuhan city, but we advise that anyone who has booked a holiday with us and is worried should contact us for reassurance.

 

12:27 pm, Wednesday 22 January 2020

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