Coronavirus News Update: Check Latest Travel Advisory on COVID 19
Indians are advised to refrain from non-essential travel to Republic of Korea, Iran and Italy.
Modi government has issued an update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) which talks about New Travel Advisory. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, has issued additional directions in view of the evolving situation related to COVID-19 being reported from other countries. Besides the travel advisories, following additional directions are issued:
- Indians are advised to refrain from non-essential travel to Republic of Korea, Iran and Italy
- People coming from Republic of Korea, Iran and Italy or having such travel history since 10th February 2020 may be quarantined for 14 days on arrival to India
- For any technical queries, may contact on 24*7 Health ministry Control Room helpline number +91-11-23978046 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier, , the Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO) had issued an updated advisory for travelling.
According to K.K. Aggarwal, President CMAAO, "If you are travelling abroad, keep the possibility of being quarantined for 14 days in any country."
Travel advisory is divided into four levels:
Level 1 on all countries -- Exercise normal standard hygiene precautions
Level 2 in all affected countries -- Exercise a high degree of caution
Level 3 all countries with secondary cases -- Reconsider your need to travel
Level 4 in affected parts of China and Korea -- Do not travel.
20 days of extra essential medicines
"Carry at least 20 days of extra essential medicines stock. Always keep the passport, kept in a plastic pouch, in a safe front pocket, with you in case if you want to leave the country," Aggarwal said.
Authentic medical prescription
Aggarwal added that always carry authentic medical prescription with you with generic names of the drugs, and carry dry fruits as well.
Refundable air ticket
He also suggested that always book a refundable air ticket even if they are 10 per cent costlier.
"Get travel insurance and make sure that you have an up-to-date will, an enduring power of attorney," CMAAO President said.
The doctor advised not to travel to countries with Level 4 warnings like Wuhan, China. "For Level 3 warnings -- like India and Singapore -- travel only if it is a must and minimise time spent in airports or leave the area if you feel uneasy," Aggarwal said.
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