• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Coronavirus outbreak: China urges citizens to delay foreign travel over virus fears


Beijing, Jan 28: China on Tuesday urged its citizens to postpone trips abroad as the country expands a massive effort to contain a viral outbreak that has killed more than 100 people nationwide.

The recommendation to delay non-essential travel was issued "in order to protect the health and safety of Chinese and foreign people", the National Immigration Administration said in a statement.

Coronavirus outbreak: China urges citizens to delay foreign travel over virus fears

"Reducing people's cross-border movement helps to prevent and control outbreaks," the agency added. Authorities had already suspended domestic and overseas Chinese group tours as part of nationwide efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 4,500 people across the country.

Coronavirus: Death toll climbs to 106 in China, 24 deaths in Hubei province overnight

    PM Modi: 2-3 families nurtured Kashmir problem and thousands died| OneIndia News

    Chinese nationals took almost 150 million trips abroad in 2018, the official Xinhua news agency reported in May. A drastic reduction of trips abroad from China could deal a severe blow to the international tourism industry. The number of tourists from the country has increased nearly tenfold since 2003, according to a report by research firm Capital Economics.

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more