Asked on 03 Feb 2020
Looking to learn from Travel hackers here on the various ideas you have, personally, I am still going ahead with my travel plans, heading to UK in May to watch an Everton match!
I think the only tips I can give is, better buy travel insurance for your trip. Given the uncertainty of the virus, if there's a travel advisory issue out please do not go as travel insurance will not cover you.
No change in plans yet, largely because I don't have any travel plans after this month.
Numbers wise, only China really has a very high number of infected people. Other countries should generally be safe still, as long as you maintain personal hygiene. Just get your travel insurance in place asap, and ensure that the trip cancellation claim limit is sufficient for you.
You should be fine if you practise the neccessary hyigence practises. get the travel insurance early and enjoy yourself.
I am considering changing my travel plans especially if I am travelling to those countries with known cases in Asia. Definitely put off non-essential travel to China for now.
Thing is, Singapore also has one of the highest number of cases outside China so I think there will be risks no matter where you go. As others have mentioned, do take the necessary precautions (masks, hand sanitisers, washing hands with soap)!
Not changing my plans. But you may want to wear masks at crowded areas, and wash your hands more often. You may also want to eat more fruits and vegetables to boost your immune system. Also, get travel insurance as early as possible!
Have no travel plans to date.
Important is to buy travel insurance for your flights and hotels to prepare for the unexpected.
Anywhere else besides china should be fine, just that in Europe & the Americas probably being asian, one would be getting more racist jibes and other unpleasantries since some of them would prob think all asians are from china. haha oh well
still, i'd go ahead! enjoy your trip :)
At the moment it is still pretty contained withint APAC.
Given the history of other flu virus, the peak would be in Mar-Apr period and slowly dies down.
Just take enough precautions. And definitely avoid China at the moment.
Travel insurance is a must. But do take note that due to this WuHan situation, travel insurance might not cover this disease.
If you have to travel and have already purchase your tickets, just do your due diligence and travel to countries that are least affected and also take note on personal hygience. Masks and sanitiser etc.
Carry a lot of alcohol wipes onto the plane with you and wipe down every surface that you come in contact with because you don't know if there is Coronavirus on the surface. Also, wear a mask in case your neighbours cough onto your face and infect you.
Stay safe in UK as well and watch out for any changes to the Coronavirus situation in UK.