Travel Reminders when there's a Virus Outbreak

Travel Reminders When there’s a Virus Outbreak

Here are safety reminders when traveling while a virus has been known to be transmitting. 

Preparation before travel

  • Get enough rest to avoid getting sick
  • Eat and drink from safe, clean, and reliable sources
  • Avoid contact with poultry, wild, or exotic animals
  • Avoid consuming raw food

While on Travel

Mask Reminders:

  • Wear face masks at all times
  • Wear your face mask properly. When you wear the mask be sure to cover your mouth and nose. Avoid touching the mask once it’s on.
  • Only use the single-use mask once and immediately properly discard it after each use.
  • Wash hands after removing masks.

Hand Hygiene Reminders

  • Observe good hand hygiene, practice frequent hand washing with soap and water, sanitizer or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette

  • When coughing or sneezing, cover mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue
  • If using a tissue, throw it immediately after use and wash hands
  • Avoid spitting in public places.

Contact with people

  • Avoid going to places with large crowds.
  • Avoid close contact when you are experiencing cough and fever. 
  • Also, avoid contact with sick people

If ever you feel ill while on travel

  • If you become sick when travelling, inform airline crew and seek medical care early
  • When seeking medical treatment, share your travel history with your health care provider
  • Take a rest if you’re feeling unwell.

After travel

  • Monitor temperature twice a day
  • Self-monitor one’s health and if symptoms occur, seek medical treatment

Be a responsible traveler and always remember to travel safe and travel healthy.

Happy Travels! 💛

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Originally Published: February 24, 2020
Last Modified: March 11, 2020

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