The holiday destinations around the world which have no coronavirus cases – The Sun
BRITS have been left fearing that their holidays are in tatters as the coronavirus outbreak infects over 95,000 people globally.
With Italy reporting more than 3,000 cases, and many European and Asian countries facing rising numbers of infections, we reveal the popular travel destinations that haven't yet reported coronavirus.
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There are still a number of destinations Brits can travel to which currently have no reported cases of the infectious virus.
However, this could still change at short notice, so it is advised to be up to date with local travel advice, as countries remain on high alert.
Where in Europe has coronavirus not been reported?
Destinations in Europe close to the UK which remain unaffected include Malta, Bulgaria and Cyprus, all of which have no reported cases.
Lanzarote is also one of the few islands in Spain to be unaffected along with Ibiza and Gran Canaria.
Until then, the countries are currently monitoring the situation but the travel advice states the countries are safe to travel with no restrictions.
Despite this, it is worth taking out travel insurance and checking you are covered in case of a coronavirus outbreak.
An outbreak could result in flights being cancelled or hotels being closed, as well as additional expenses when booking new flights.
Where else in the world has coronavirus not been reported?
Holidays further afield to the Maldives or Cape Verde can go ahead without any travel updates, as coronavirus has not spread to these regions.
Turkey has also not reported any cases of coronavirus, while Laos and Myanmar in Southeast Asia remain unaffected, although caution is advised due to their close proximity to countries reporting high cases of the virus.
Despite facing no coronavirus cases, the countries are still struggling as tourism plummets.
Other destinations which have cases are struggling too – Indonesia is planning on spending more than £500,000, on a tourism drive due to a drop in numbers, while the finance minister of New Zealand said the country faces "serious impact" from the virus.
Italy has seen 90 per cent of bookings cancelled, while hotel bookings in Thailand are down 10 per cent.
It is advised against travelling to the north of Italy after more than 3,000 cases of coronavirus were reported across Lombardy and Veneto.
Here is the latest travel advice for Greece, Austria and Thailand.
We've also explained whether you should cancel any upcoming holidays – with experts saying not to.
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