(Advice as at 5:00pm AEDT on Thursday 23 January 2020)
Over 400 patients hospitalized for pneumonia China have tested positive for a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV). In response, Chinese authorities have shut down Wuhan’s entire transport network, including bus, rail, ferry and airport. Isolated cases have also occurred in neighbouring countries and the USA.
With the Chinese New Year travel season already underway, disruption to travel is expected to increase.
This outbreak is now widely reported in the media and by authorities such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). Any policies that may offer cover for risks associated with contagious disease will no longer cover claims arising from any event related to coronavirus (2019-nCoV) for travel to and/or from China on policies purchased after:
Note: Cover offered by travel insurance policies issued and managed by nib Travel Services (Australia) Pty may vary and policies purchased before the time above may also also contain exclusions relating to a contagious disease, epidemic or pandemic. Please read your policy wording for the full policy terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions.
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