As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, authorities have taken necessary protective measures that could affect your trip. Several countries are lifting or easing travel restrictions, therefore some carriers have started again and reviewed their policies. However, you might not be able to travel to some countries, so please check local authorities’ guidelines first. You can also contact your travel insurance company to know about any new policies they may apply.To prepare your travel, find about the carrier policies here.
Coronavirus is spread by direct contact with the respiratory droplets of an infected person who coughs or sneezes, and by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus. The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, shortness of breath and runny nose, similar to the flu.
In many countries, it has become mandatory to wear masks in public, along with keeping physical distance from others in public spaces, which is between 1m and 2m depending on the country. Here, you can find out how to wear your facemask safely.
The best protection against the coronavirus remains washing your hands frequently with soap and water, and scrubbing them for at least 20 seconds. Cleaning your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub product also works but it is slightly less effective because it won’t eliminate all microbes, but it is still a good practice to maintain.
Here you can find the World Health Organization (WHO) report on countries affected by the coronavirus.
We will keep you posted if any new changes occur.