What is the Coronavirus?
First identified in Wuhan in mid-December, the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is in the same family of infections as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Human-to-human transmission of the virus is possible and confirmed cases outside of China are reported in Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam.
How does the Coronavirus affect business travelers?
As a result of the escalating situation, various countries have introduced extra measures to reduce risk exposures to prevent wide-spread of the virus. Travelers can expect delays due to screening controls at airports, especially at border crossings with China.
The World Health Organization does not recommend any restriction of travel to China at this point.