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4 February 2020

FCO recommends British nationals in China to leave the country if they can

Introduced by

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Targeted at

British nationals in China


Updated advice published on 4 February 2020

Stated aims

To minimise the risk of transmission


In light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against ‘all but essential’ travel to mainland China and recommends that British nationals who are able to leave China should do so.


Gov.uk press release