Information for UBC Travellers: Coronavirus in China

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

There have been reports of respiratory infections in Wuhan, China, which are attributed to a new coronavirus. Cases have also been reported in other cities in China and outside China in Japan, Taiwan, United States, South Korea and Thailand. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control (Jan. 21): “The risk to British Columbians and Canadians is considered low.”

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has more information available. This includes signs and symptoms, as well as information for travellers.

Travelling students, faculty, and staff who have concerns about travelling or require more information, please visit the travel safety page on the UBC Finance website. Please continue to visit to view the most current information from the university.

Please continue to visit the BCCDC website for any updates on risk for travellers from our university community.