Global Alert and Response (GAR)

SARS Travel Recommendations Summary Table

16 June 2003

This table, updated daily, indicates those areas with recent local transmission of SARS for which WHO has issued recommendations pertaining to international travel.

All international travellers should be aware of the main features of SARS and the areas of the world where local transmission has been reported. This table summarizes those areas of the world for which further specific measures have been recommended.

Summary of WHO measures related to international travel


Country Area Exit screening for international travellers departing the area Traveller to consider postponing all but essential travel to the area
Canada Toronto YES NO
China Beijing YES YES
China Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China YES NO
China Taiwan YES YES
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