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The whole of Taiwan to the list of areas to which travel is advised to be restricted

Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
22.5.2003 8.16
Press release 145/2003

In accordance with WHO recommendations the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has added the whole of Taiwan to the list of areas to which all but necessary travel is advised to be restricted because of SARS.

Apart from the above-mentioned area the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health further recommends restricting travel to Hong Kong, Beijing and Tianjin, as well as to the Provinces of Guangdong, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia in China. Journeys to the capital of Taiwan, Taipei, are also advised to be postponed. 

Further information:
Merja Saarinen, Ministerial Counsellor, Health Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, tel. +358-9-160 74030, or
Tapani Melkas, Director, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, tel. +358-9-160 73886

>> www.ktl.fi

>> www.who.org

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