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Coronavirus: information for travellers


Heidelberg, 24 February 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 was identified in China at the end of 2019 and is a new strain of coronavirus. Transmission from human to human is possible. Infections have been occurring in various countries around the world.


When travelling to and from affected areas you should act upon the latest information and advice from the government or health agency of the respective country.


Comprehensive sources of information and advice are:


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

World Health Organisation



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