The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has told British nationals in China to leave if they are able to do so.
The decision comes as the country continues to battle an outbreak of a new coronavirus.
In China alone, there are now more than 24,300 cases of the virus, with the death toll at 490.
There is a much smaller number of cases in other countries around the globe – two people outside of mainland China have died of the disease.
As a result of the outbreak, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is currently advising against all but essential travel to mainland China.
This does not currently include Hong Kong and Macao.
In a statement, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office warned the Chinese government continues to impose further restrictions on movement within China in response to the outbreak.
These restrictions include the closure of some provincial highways and inter-city high speed rail, tight control on entry and exit to villages and townships across the country, and restrictions on movement within some cities and municipalities including Chongqing.
Some airlines, including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, have announced a suspension of flights to and from mainland China.
Other commercial airlines are still operating, but it may become harder…