Before you travel:
- Seek information about the current situation with coronavirus and remain aware of up-to date information.
- Note any travel restrictions – Some cities may be closed to travelers.
- A list of destinations with travel notices is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/communication-resources.html.
- Know where you can seek medical care in case you start to feel ill.
Good Practices and things to note while travelling:
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Practice strict and frequent hand cleaning routines with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
a) It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Avoid areas with outbreaks. Follow directives issued by the local Health Officials and/or World Health Organization.
- Avoid direct contact with people that are visibly sick.
- Avoid contact with blood and other bodily fluids especially of a person you think is sick.
- Avoid close contact with or handling of animals. Avoid live or dead animals, as both may spread the Coronavirus.
- Avoid animal or fresh meat markets.
- Avoid handling or eating raw or under cooked meat.
- Know the symptoms of Novel Coronavirus and seek medical care if you develop flu like symptoms: fever, headache, fatigue, severe and nonproductive cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, or any other severe symptoms.
- Symptoms may start up to 2 weeks after exposure to the virus. Monitor your health and that of your traveling partners.
- If you need to seek medical care, let your healthcare provider know that you traveled to an area affected by the Novel Coronavirus if that is the case
- When leaving the affected area, you may be screened by airport officials. They may take your temperature and ask about your activities to assess the likelihood of you acquiring the infection.