Since the first case was identified in Wuhan, China in December, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has grown to nearly 98,000 cases worldwide.
The majority of outbreaks are in mainland China, followed by South Korea, Iran, and Italy, whose confirmed cases are in the thousands. Here in Canada, a total of 37 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed as of Thursday (March 5) in British Columbia and Ontario, with a presumptive case in Quebec.
Over the course of the last two months, PAX has actively pursued any and all developments pertaining to COVID-19.
From speaking directly with travel agents who sell affected destinations, to reporting on airline route and schedule cruises, cruise ship cancellations and boarding policies, and tour operator recommendations for safe travel, our team has been working diligently to keep you informed by delivering updates as they happen.
Get the facts on COVID-19
On our home page, we've created a special alert banner which serves as a point of reference for COVID-19-related content. All articles are filed according to the date of their release, with easy-to-navigate URLs that link straight to the source. Simply look for the red 'ALERT' banner on our homepage to access these stories.
We also continue to monitor the news, speak with members of the industry, and work around the clock to ensure that if a new report comes in, we have it for you, as soon as possible.
For a full list of everything we've published on COVID-19 so far, click here. Remember, this list is updated frequently, so check back often.
The more awareness we have as an industry, the more resilient we are. Check out the resource list below:
- To track the global spread of COVID-19, click here.
- To track the movement of COVID-19 in Canada, click here.
- For a list of travel advice and advisories related to COVID-19, click here.
- For advice on mitigating the spread of COVID-19 as per the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, click here.
- For updates via Public Health Ontario, click here.
- For updates via Infection Prevention Control Canada (IPCC), click here.
Reminder: travel agents should always contact their local BDMs for all updates regarding air, cruise, and tour operator products. Rebooking policies and cancellation procedures are now in effect for many suppliers and differ by brand.
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