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On 30th January 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This is following the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland (DFA) advising against all but essential travel to mainland China. This is an evolving ongoing situation and the DFA/WHO advice could be amended at any point. We are carefully monitoring the situation and all travel advice.
We have and continue to take direct advice from ABTA, the DFA, the WHO and Public Health England.
The virus has been reported in various countries besides China and so we are continuing to monitor the advice for all countries, as issued by the WHO and the DFA.
If you are travelling with us to China from April onwards, we will only contact you if there are any changes to your travel plans. Currently, all our holidays to China are planned to operate as normal from April onwards.
Please refer to this page on a regular basis. We will issue updates and further advice/changes to the DFA advice as required.
To try and prevent the spread of bacteria you can take your own measures to stay hygienic when travelling anywhere in the world. Advice can be found the WHO website here.
Where possible, Riviera Travel will endeavour to provide access to alcohol-based hand sanitisers and face masks on our holidays. This might not always be possible however, due to local availability, and we would therefore suggest that you may wish to take these with you when you travel.
When travelling around the world, you will more than likely encounter increased measures at places like airports and hotels etc. Many airports are now screening arriving passengers to monitor for signs of the Coronavirus. Hotels may well also monitor for signs of the virus and insist that guests wash their hands on arrival. These measures should be welcomed as a pro-active way of helping to prevent the spread of the virus.
If you have queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.