15 Jan 2019

Chinese New Year travel advice

Celebrating Chinese New Year abroad? Chinese New Year travel advice

2019 is the Chinese year of the Pig and officially starts on 5 February 2019. Travellers planning to celebrate in China should check TravelHealthPro China country pages for current advice to help ensure they have a safe and healthy trip. Travellers visiting other countries to celebrate can find health advice for their specific destinations on our country pages

Travellers are also advised to arrange an appointment with their GP, Practice Nurse, Pharmacist or travel clinic to make sure they are in-date for all recommended travel and routine UK vaccines, including measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) jab.

Human cases of avian (bird) flu continue to be reported in China and visitors should avoid exposure to wild birds and poultry. This includes staying away from live bird or animal markets and poultry farms.

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