In efforts to raise awareness on the COVID-19 crisis, the World Health Organization provides tips on how to stay healthy, given that the virus is rapidly spreading in areas out of China.
#1 If you become sick while travelling, inform the crew and seek medical care early
It is important to rapidly inform the crew of any symptom so that they know how to handle the situation. Also, after informing the crew, it is advisable to share your travel history with your health care provider, so they know if you have visited a country with a large number of confirmed cases.
#2 Stay healthy while travelling
When travelling, you must avoid close contact with people suffering from fever and cough, while you should frequently wash your hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. WHO highlights that you should avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
#3 In case of COVID-19 symptoms, avoid travelling
Keeping in mind the symptoms of the coronavirus
- respiratory symptoms,
- shortness of breath and breathing difficulties
it is crucial to avoid travel. Therefore, if you have any of these symptoms above, seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.
COVID-19: WHO tips and advice: