Coronavirus Update – Do not travel to China overall

1 Feb 2020

On advice from the Australian Chief Medical Officer, DFAT now advises Australians do not travel to China due to the increased risk from novel coronavirus. If you are currently in China, leave as soon as possible by commercial means. Many airlines have temporarily reduced or stopped flights.

Please be advised due to the advice above, effective immediately the University has suspended all approved travel to the Hubei Province and all other travel to mainland China be deferred until further notice.

Contacts and further information

For more information regarding UQ’s travel insurance, please contact UQ Insurance Services.

UQ travellers planning to travel to or via China can contact Campus Travel for assistance with changing travel plans if required.

All travel should be registered with International SOS (ISOS), for more information please refer to UQ Travel.

Refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for more information on Hong Kong:

DFAT Smart Traveller – China

Travel emergency 24/7 contact

International SOS (ISOS) Assistance is the University’s 24/7 emergency contact.

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

Quote UQ membership number 12AYCA778031

The situation will continue to be monitored.