Coronavirus travel advice

Coronavirus is currently spreading across numerous countries around the world and here at Weather2Travel.com we want to help you find the right advice whether you've booked to travel or have plans to travel in the coming months.

Coronavirus - country by country

You'll find information including a brief rundown of the virus and the best online resources as well as suggestions and pointers to help you with any travel-related queries.

Please note: this page is designed to give advice to UK travellers during the coronavirus outbreak. For any medical queries, please refer to NHS 111 and GOV.UK.

What is coronavirus?

Novel coronavirus, or Sars-CoV-2 as it's officially known, is a new virus from the much wider family of coronaviruses. Various strains are well known, such as SARS, however, this is the first time novel coronavirus has been found in humans.

The virus causes the disease COVID-19. The majority of people who have been infected have suffered mild symptoms but, as we know, it can be fatal.

As this is a new illness, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly how it is spread from person to person. However, as similar diseases can be contracted by breathing the virus in after an infected person coughs, for example, this is considered to be one of the most likely ways of becoming infected. The NHS states that "it's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food."

As coronavirus is a respiratory infection, some of the most common symptoms include difficulty breathing, a new cough and a fever which comes and goes.

If you believe you have contracted coronavirus or simply feel unwell, it is best to stay home, self isolate and visit the NHS's dedicated 111 coronavirus website to avoid putting more strain on the 111 call network unless it is an emergency.

There are simple steps that can help you stay protected against coronavirus:

  • do not touch your face - eyes, nose or mouth - if you have not washed your hands
  • wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds
  • remember to wash your hands as soon as you arrive at your destination
  • use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available
  • be sure to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • dispose of used tissues immediately and wash your hands after
  • avoid close contact with anyone who is ill or showing symptoms

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Latest country updates & travel advice about the coronavirus © doucefleur - Adobe Stock

Online coronavirus resources

There is a wealth of articles and travel advice available online on the coronavirus and the impact on travellers and holidaymakers. Below is a selected collection of the most useful online resources.

In the UK

International advice

FCOFCO travel advice

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Coronavirus & travel - FAQs

I've booked a cruise - should I still go?

The answer to this depends on your cruise line and the destinations you are due to visit.

For example, almost all cruise companies have cancelled cruises departing in the next few months. Those that have not been cancelled will likely be cancelled as the departure date approaches, however, all cruise companies are offering alternative cruises later in the year or in 2021 or a refund.

For detailed information, it's best to check with your individual cruise provider and also with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The UK government has advised elderly people not to take any cruises for now.

Will I be insured if I travel?

This depends on the details of your specific travel insurance policy, so you will need to contact your provider directly to find this out.

It is worth noting that most insurance providers are now not selling travel insurance to new customers and some have even changed the cover for existing customers with respect to travel disruption and coronavirus. Which? Travel has an authoritative guide* worth reading.

Can I change or cancel my flight?

Airlines have different cancellation policies and many, such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, are offering more flexible options for anyone looking to change or cancel an existing booking during the coronavirus outbreak.

You will need to find out more from your specific airline, however, as Ts&Cs will vary.

My flight's been cancelled - what are my rights?

If your flight originates in the EU (including the UK) and is operated by any airline, or is due to arrive in the EU (including the UK) and is operated by an EU airline, the airline is obliged to offer you either a refund or the opportunity to book an alternative flight at no extra cost.

Unfortunately, some airlines are trying to avoid giving refunds and are not making it easy for customers to get them.

However, it is your right to receive a refund if you do not want a voucher or to re-book at a later date. For more information, contact your airline, visit the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and read what Which? Travel* has to say about your consumer rights over cancelled flights.

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Advice from travel companies

For up-to-date information on existing holiday bookings and future travel plans, visit travel company websites for the latest updates on any specific travel issues including the coronavirus.

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Find out more: the very best way to stay up-to-date with the latest information on coronavirus and travel is to visit the FCO.

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Latest country updates & travel advice about the coronavirus © BlueOrange Studio

Coronavirus statistics by region

Africa

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Algeria 56,143 1,914 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Angola 9,381 268 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Benin 2,557 41 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Botswana 5,923 21 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Burkina Faso 2,451 65 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Burundi 557 1 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Cameroon 21,570 425 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Cape Verde 8,396 94 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Central African Republic 4,862 62 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Chad 1,437 96 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Congo-Brazzaville 5,253 92 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Congo-Kinshasa 11,143 305 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Djibouti 5,536 61 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Egypt 106,540 6,199 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Equatorial Guinea 5,079 83 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Eritrea 461 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Ethiopia 93,343 1,426 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Gabon 8,919 54 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Gambia 3,660 119 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Ghana 47,690 316 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Guinea 11,635 71 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Guinea-Bissau 2,403 41 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Ivory Coast 20,470 122 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Kenya 49,721 902 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Lesotho 1,940 43 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Liberia 1,393 82 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Libya 56,013 795 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Malawi 5,890 183 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Mali 3,490 132 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Mauritania 7,664 163 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Morocco 197,481 3,301 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Mozambique 11,986 86 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Namibia 12,660 133 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Niger 1,215 69 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Nigeria 61,992 1,130 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Rwanda 5,066 34 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Sao Tome & Principe 940 15 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Senegal 15,551 321 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Sierra Leone 2,346 74 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Somalia 3,941 104 n/a n/a 26/10/20
South Africa 715,868 18,968 n/a n/a 26/10/20
South Sudan 2,883 56 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Sudan 13,742 837 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Swaziland 5,854 116 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Tanzania 509 21 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Togo 2,200 52 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Tunisia 48,799 819 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Uganda 11,443 101 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Western Sahara 10 1 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Zambia 16,117 348 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Asia

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Afghanistan 40,833 1,514 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Armenia 77,837 1,180 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Azerbaijan 49,959 671 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Bahrain 80,255 312 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Bangladesh 398,815 5,803 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Bhutan 342 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Brunei 148 3 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Cambodia 287 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
China 85,810 4,634 n/a n/a 26/10/20
East Timor 29 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Georgia 28,431 201 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Hong Kong 5,295 105 n/a n/a 26/10/20
India 7,909,959 119,014 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Indonesia 389,712 13,299 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Iran 568,896 32,616 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Iraq 451,707 10,623 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Israel 309,946 2,397 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Japan 97,068 1,716 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Jordan 53,087 579 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Kazakhstan 110,542 1,796 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Kuwait 121,635 746 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Kyrgyzstan 55,750 1,134 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Laos 24 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Lebanon 71,390 565 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Macau 46 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Malaysia 26,565 229 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Maldives 11,505 37 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Mongolia 339 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Myanmar 44,774 1,095 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Nepal 158,089 847 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Oman 112,932 1,174 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Philippines 370,028 6,977 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Qatar 131,170 230 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Saudi Arabia 344,875 5,296 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Singapore 57,970 28 n/a n/a 26/10/20
South Korea 25,955 457 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Sri Lanka 7,872 16 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Syria 5,408 269 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Taiwan 550 7 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Tajikistan 10,776 81 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Thailand 3,736 59 n/a n/a 26/10/20
United Arab Emirates 125,123 477 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Uzbekistan 65,307 549 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Vietnam 1,168 35 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Yemen 2,060 599 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Caribbean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Anguilla 3 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Antigua 124 3 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Aruba 4,420 36 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Bahamas 6,410 132 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Barbados 227 7 n/a n/a 26/10/20
British Virgin Islands 71 1 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Cayman Islands 239 1 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Cuba 6,566 128 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Curacao 858 1 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Dominica 38 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Dominican Republic 124,527 2,223 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Grenada 28 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Guadeloupe 7,329 115 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Haiti 9,026 232 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Jamaica 8,714 188 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Martinique 2,257 24 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Montserrat 13 1 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Puerto Rico 62,503 801 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Sint Maarten 784 22 n/a n/a 26/10/20
St Barthelemy 77 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
St Kitts & Nevis 19 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
St Lucia 54 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
St Martin 538 8 n/a n/a 26/10/20
St Vincent & the Grenadines 73 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Trinidad & Tobago 5,511 105 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Turks & Caicos Islands 701 6 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Virgin Islands 1,346 21 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Central America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Belize 3,145 50 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Costa Rica 103,088 1,282 n/a n/a 26/10/20
El Salvador 32,585 949 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Guatemala 104,787 3,644 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Honduras 93,214 2,623 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Nicaragua 5,434 155 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Panama 129,200 2,633 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Europe

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Albania 19,157 477 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Andorra 4,038 69 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Austria 80,811 979 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Belarus 92,823 957 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Belgium 321,031 10,810 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Bosnia & Herzegovina 40,893 1,086 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Bulgaria 37,889 1,094 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Croatia 36,380 437 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Cyprus 3,545 25 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Czech Republic 258,097 2,201 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Denmark 40,356 702 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Estonia 4,411 73 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Faroe Islands 490 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Finland 14,848 353 n/a n/a 26/10/20
France 1,094,239 34,373 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Germany 437,698 10,062 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Gibraltar 667 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Greece 30,782 574 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Hungary 59,247 1,425 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Iceland 4,448 11 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Ireland 57,128 1,882 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Isle of Man 348 24 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Italy 525,782 37,338 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Kosovo 17,263 657 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Latvia 4,678 56 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Liechtenstein 365 1 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Lithuania 10,184 134 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Luxembourg 12,851 141 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Malta 5,498 51 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Moldova 71,503 1,685 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Monaco 306 2 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Montenegro 16,797 266 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Netherlands 51,351 6,137 99 1 17/07/20
North Macedonia 26,954 919 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Norway 17,909 279 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Pakistan 328,602 6,739 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Poland 253,688 4,438 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Portugal 118,686 2,316 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Romania 209,648 6,391 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Russia 1,503,652 25,875 n/a n/a 26/10/20
San Marino 819 42 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Serbia 39,486 792 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Slovakia 43,843 159 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Slovenia 22,950 240 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Spain 1,046,132 34,752 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Sweden 110,594 5,933 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Switzerland 103,653 2,083 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Turkey 361,801 9,799 n/a n/a 26/10/20
UK 876,840 44,986 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Ukraine 353,723 6,566 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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India

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 4,245 58 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Andhra Pradesh 807,023 6,587 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Arunachal Pradesh 14,244 33 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Assam 204,171 906 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Bihar 211,689 1,049 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Chandigarh 14,038 218 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Chhattisgarh 175,959 1,818 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Dadar Nagar Haveli 22 0 n/a n/a 11/06/20
Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu 3,228 2 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Delhi 356,656 6,258 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Goa 42,242 576 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Gujarat 167,011 3,686 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Haryana 158,304 1,727 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Himachal Pradesh 20,370 291 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Jammu & Kashmir 91,861 1,438 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Jharkhand 99,686 866 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Karnataka 802,817 10,905 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Kerala 392,930 1,332 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Ladakh 5,933 71 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Madhya Pradesh 167,249 2,885 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Maharashtra 1,645,020 43,264 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Manipur 17,162 139 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Meghalaya 9,018 81 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Mizoram 2,493 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Nagaland 8,626 31 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Odisha 281,215 1,245 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Puducherry 34,193 588 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Punjab 131,055 4,117 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Rajasthan 186,243 1,839 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Sikkim 3,835 64 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Tamil Nadu 709,005 10,924 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Telangana 231,834 1,311 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Tripura 30,257 343 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Unknown 0 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Uttar Pradesh 470,270 6,882 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Uttarakhand 60,376 993 n/a n/a 26/10/20
West Bengal 349,701 6,487 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Indian Ocean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Comoros 517 7 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Madagascar 16,968 244 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Mauritius 435 10 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Mayotte 4,276 44 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Reunion 5,149 20 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Seychelles 153 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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North America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Bermuda 190 9 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Canada 218,861 9,994 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Greenland 17 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Mexico 891,160 88,924 n/a n/a 26/10/20
St Pierre & Miquelon 16 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
USA 8,635,814 225,226 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Oceania

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
American Samoa 0 0 n/a n/a 30/03/20
Australia 27,525 905 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Fiji 33 2 n/a n/a 26/10/20
French Polynesia 5,859 20 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Guam 4,141 69 n/a n/a 26/10/20
New Caledonia 27 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
New Zealand 1,940 25 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Northern Mariana Islands 88 2 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Papua New Guinea 583 7 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Solomon Islands 4 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Pakistan

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Azad Jammu & Kashmir 3,846 87 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Balochistan 15,810 148 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Gilgit-Baltistan 4,180 90 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Islamabad 19,012 212 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 39,043 1,269 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Punjab 102,875 2,335 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Sindh 143,836 2,598 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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South America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Argentina 1,090,589 28,896 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Bolivia 140,853 8,645 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Brazil 5,380,635 156,903 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Chile 502,063 13,944 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Colombia 1,015,885 30,000 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Ecuador 161,635 12,553 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Falkland Islands 13 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
French Guiana 10,376 69 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Guyana 4,023 119 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Paraguay 59,594 1,309 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Peru 888,715 34,149 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Suriname 5,170 109 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Uruguay 2,851 53 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Venezuela 89,565 773 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Sweden

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Blekinge 902 18 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Dalarna 2,992 183 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Gavleborg 3,645 170 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Gotland 384 6 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Halland 3,084 89 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Jamtland Harjedalen 1,601 64 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Jonkoping 6,097 184 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Kalmar 1,052 64 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Kronoberg 2,079 110 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Norrbotten 2,063 88 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Orebro 3,985 172 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Ostergotland 4,964 279 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Skane 8,106 284 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Sormland 2,766 255 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Stockholm 30,838 2,421 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Uppsala 5,272 247 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Varmland 1,493 75 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Vasterbotten 1,217 31 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Vasternorrland 2,055 137 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Vastmanland 3,542 184 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Vastra Gotaland 22,457 872 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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United Kingdom

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Channel Islands 795 48 n/a n/a 26/10/20
England 740,262 39,766 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Northern Ireland 34,105 653 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Scotland 56,752 2,700 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Unknown 0 0 n/a n/a 26/10/20
Wales 42,681 1,777 n/a n/a 26/10/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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