Australia’s Prime Minister has said “We believe the risk of global pandemic is very much upon us and as a result, as a government, we need to take steps necessary to prepare for such a pandemic.” (Source ABC News Friday 28 February 2020.)
The global situation is changing regularly and DFAT continue to update their travel warnings for affected countries and specific regions within countries. Anyone contemplating travel should refer to both the WHO and Smartraveller websites for the latest information. (Source TravelCard Tuesday 3 March 2020.)
It’s important that you check your policy’s general exclusions for Epidemic or Pandemic as every insurers terms and conditions may vary depending on the cover you have selected.
Useful Links - Stay informed
World Health Organisation (WHO) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019