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There have been 111 cases of coronavirus in southeast Asia – a region of 655 million people. And there has been one death. In comparison, there have been 40,185 cases in China and 908 deaths, with 6,484 in critical condition.

These figures should be kept in mind for anyone worried about the proportional risk of contracting coronavirus in south-east Asia, writes Telegraph Travel’s Greg Dickinson.

Would you get money back if you cancelled your trip?

If the Foreign Office changes its travel advice for the country you are visiting to “avoid all but essential travel” and your holiday is ATOL protected, you will be eligible for a refund, or your tour operator will organise alternative travel arrangements.

If you want to cancel a trip to a country that does not have a Foreign Office warning in place, then you will not be eligible for a refund, but are of course free to contact your hotel or airline to ask.

Is your insurance valid if you travel to south-east Asia?

Your travel insurance should be valid so long as the Foreign Office has not issued an “avoid all but essential travel” warning for the country you are visiting. Always double check your policy, and check Foreign Office warnings, before travel.

Travel are updating this piece daily with all the latest travel advice for the region.