UK travel advisory for Australia, New Zealand and Japan due to Zika virus outbreak
The UK’s travel advisory has been suspended due to the Zika virus pandemic.
It has been advised against travelling to: Australia, Papua New Guinea, India, New Caledonia, South Africa, Papua, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Micronesia and the US Virgin Islands.
Australia has also suspended all travel to New Zealand, which has had a high rate of cases of Zika in recent weeks.
Australia’s travel advice for New Zealand was due to start on Friday.
The US Virgin islands are on a heightened alert as the first cases of the Zika-linked coronavirus virus are reported.
They have also suspended further travel to Fiji.
New Zealand’s travel warning was due out on Wednesday, and will now come into effect from Friday.
Indonesia is on the heightened alert following the arrival of two confirmed cases of infection in the country.
The virus is circulating in the south and east of the country, and there have been concerns about the spread of the virus to remote areas.
There has also been an increase in cases of fever in the southern parts of the archipelago.
There have been a few cases of confirmed cases in the north of Indonesia, including in Bali.
There are reports of cases in several provinces in India, including Maharashtra, Goa and Bihar.
The health ministry has said there are no reported cases of other infectious diseases in the region.
Australia said it would continue to advise against travel to the countries of the three affected countries.