Wuhan Coronavirus Update

Last updated February 18, 2020

While there are no reports of the coronavirus in Qatar, we will keep you updated on this emerging global health crisis on this webpage.

The Qatar Ministry of Public Health has started procedures for the detection and examination of all travelers coming from China at Hamad International Airport as part of its precautionary measures to detect the emerging Coronavirus. The only reported cases in the region are nine cases in the UAE and one case in Egypt.

Other news:

  • Northwestern University-sponsored undergraduate travel to China at this time is prohibited. University-sponsored spring break travel to China will be re-directed to other destinations. University-sponsored summer travel to China, including undergraduate study abroad programs, remain on schedule.
  • The U.S. has issued a travel advisory telling Americans not to travel to China because of the public health threat posed by the coronavirus.
  • The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a global health emergency.
  • Airlines – including British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, and United – have canceled flights to China.

It remains important that all members of the community inform the school of any travel plans – including personal travel. The information is needed in case an emergency does arise in Qatar, and we need to contact the community. It will be kept confidential except in the case of an emergency.

NU-Q Faculty and Staff

Please register any travel for you and your dependents on TACIT.

NU-Q Students 

Please register all of your travel plans on this site.

For Additional Information on this Health Emergency:

Northwestern University Update

World Health Organization

U.S. Center for Disease Control