Corona Virus Update – Reconsider need to travel (Wuhan, China)

23 Jan 2020

On 23 January 2020 the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) updated their travel advice for travellers to reconsider their need to travel to and from Wuhan City in Hubei Province (China).

The Chinese authorities have put new measures in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus. This includes wearing masks in public places and avoiding travel in and out of Wuhan. Monitor local media for further updates.

In January, Chinese authorities identified an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus, in Wuhan. If you have travelled to Wuhan and have developed symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor. Please refer to DFAT’s Smartraveller health section for more information.

UQ Travel advises to defer all non-essential travel to and from Wuhan City in Hubei Province. 

International SOS (ISOS) is the University’s 24/7 travel assistance provider.

All UQ travellers must ensure they have registered their travel with ISOS and that their contact information is correct (email and phone number).

Phone ISOS +61 2 9372 2468 (reverse charge available). If you do not have telephone access, email

Quote UQ membership number 12AYCA778031.

DFAT travel advice for China overall remains at exercise normal safety precautions.

The situation will continue to be monitored.