Coronavirus outbreak prevents divers from going to Truk

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Coronavirus outbreak prevents divers from going to Truk

February 06, 2020 - 10:52
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A group of divers transiting through Manila, Philippines en route to their final destination Truk (Chuuk) were prevented from continuing on their onwards journey due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

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We've have been informed by a reader that dive travellers heading out to Truk Lagoon, at least when transiting through the Philippines, will now be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period in Guam due to the presence of coronavirus in the Philippines.

A group of divers who were stopped in Manila ended up opting for going diving somewhere in the Philippines instead.

At this moment, we don't have any official information but are investigating.

Meanwhile, I would be prudent for dive travellers, who are about to head out to the region, to check with their travel agency, foreign ministry/state department or embassy of the relevant country or countries. Also be mindful that information and precautionary measures may change on very short notice.

(to be updated)