WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) COVID – 19 UPDATE Globally, nearly 10.5 million new cases and over 90 000 deaths were reported in the last 28 days (9 January to 5 February 2023), a decrease of 89% and 8%, respectively, compared to the previous 28 days. As of 5 February 2023, over 754 million confirmed cases and over 6.8 million deaths have been reported globally.


For the most up-to-date information on current entry restrictions, please visit IATA’s “Government Measures Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)” website by clicking here.


A sustained decrease in new monkeypox (“mpox”) cases has been reported globally. The Americas region remains the only one where the risk is assessed as high. Cases of mpox have been confirmed in over 100 countries, with some deaths have been reported. Mpox is a viral disease not usually present in these countries. Over 90% of cases reported since early October have been from the Americas. Transmission can occur through close contact with an infected person. Travelers are advised to prevent infection by following good hygiene measures.

Legend Travel Bulletin Tuesday, March 21, 2023