Travel Advisories

Hurghada (Egypt): hotels in the southern part of the town
Aireal view of southern part of Hurghada with hotels

Egypt closes part of Red Sea coast after fatal shark attack

The Associated Press reported that the governor of the Red Sea province closed the area for three days.  All "sea activities" have been banned, including diving, snorkelling, wind surfing, kite sailing and fishing boats.

According to reports, an 68-year-old woman from Austria was swimming in the Red Sea near the resort of Sahl Hasheesh when she was attacked by a shark.

Render of the 2019 novel coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak prevents divers from going to Truk

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.