Coronavirus update, Cancellation of IB Global Conference, Bangkok

Information about the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, and its spread to other areas of the world is evolving rapidly. The IB is closely monitoring the situation and taking actions aimed at keeping our community safe and healthy. We understand that the situation for many of our community is very difficult at present and wish to offer our empathy and support during this time.

General updates

Please download this FAQ pdf [0.3 MB] (last updated on 12 February 2020) for an overview of general updates from the IB regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.


IB Global Conference, Bangkok

In view of the escalating novel coronavirus outbreak, and as a matter of safety and precaution, it is with regret that the IB Global Conference due to be held in Bangkok 17-19 March has been cancelled. This was a difficult decision to make as we know how much our community values these opportunities to come together under our shared mission of education for a better world, but our priority is to help keep our community safe and healthy. For Global Conference Bangkok queries please contact

IB Assessment

Our IB Assessment division is reviewing the situation closely and is taking action to support schools impacted by closures whilst also maintain the validity of IB assessments.  Schools in Hong Kong SAR China, Mainland China, Macau and Mongolia have been offered an extension to the first eCoursework deadline and we will continue to review further deadlines as the situation evolves. For Assessment specific support schools should contact

We have also taken further action to postpone professional development workshops and IB related events in Hong Kong SAR China, Mainland China and Macau.

The IB is closely monitoring the situation and will keep our community informed of further updates.

General IB support

Schools can contact their IB World Schools Manager for advice or contact