More than 150 Australians arrived home and will be quarantined for two weeks (File)
A growing number of countries around the world have been evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from areas hit by the new coronavirus.
Following are some countries' evacuation plans, and how they aim to manage the health risk from those who are returning.
– Hong Kong arranged four flights to bring back 533 of its residents from the Chinese province of Hubei. The flights are set to return by March 5 and those coming back face a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
– Over 200 Hong Kong residents on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan had been flown back by Febuary 23 and are spending two weeks in quarantine. Authorities said 70 of the 364 Hong Kong residents on the ship were infected and will remain in Japan along with other citizens who were in close contact with them.
– Dependants and some staff were evacuated from the British embassy in Tehran as of March 1 but essential staff will remain.
– Some 30 British passengers arrived back home on February 22 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. There were more than 70 British passengers on the cruise liner when cases of Covid-19 started to emerge.
– Britain's final evacuation flight from Wuhan, carrying more than 200 people, landed in Britain on February 9. A plane carrying 83 British and 27 European Union nationals from Wuhan landed at the end of January.
– Taiwan flew back 19 passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship on February 21. It evacuated 247 of the estimated 500 Taiwanese stranded in Wuhan on February 3.
– A flight carrying 129 Canadians evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship landed on Feruary. 21. All repatriated passengers on the chartered flight had tested negative. There were 256 Canadians on board the ship, of which 47 have tested positive.
– Canada, after evacuating 215 people earlier, flew back 185 citizens from Wuhan on February 11. All evacuees were quarantined for two weeks.
– More than 150 Australians arrived home on February 20 to begin two weeks of quarantine after finally leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan.
– A plane load of New Zealanders, Australians and Pacific Islanders evacuated from Wuhan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on February 5, officials said.
– Kuwait to send a plane to Italy to evacuate citizens.
– Qatar to bring back Qatari and Kuwaiti citizens from Iran.
– Indonesia has sent a navy ship to bring back 188 of its nationals working as crew aboard the World Dream cruise liner amid coronavirus concerns, a minister and a health ministry official said on February 24.
– Indonesia's government flew 243 Indonesians from Hubei on February 2 and placed them under quarantine at a military base on an island northwest of Borneo.
– In central Ukraine residents protested the arrival of a plane carrying evacuees from Hubei on February 20, despite official assurances there was no danger of infection. In addition to 45 Ukrainians, there were 27 citizens of Argentina on the plane, as well as citizens from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica and other countries.
– The United States flew back on February 17 over 300 Americans who had been stuck on a cruise ship affected by the coronavirus. They faced two more weeks of quarantine after spending the previous 14 days docked in Japan.
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