Due to the constantly changing COVID-19 global situation, please refer to WHO website and Australian and local state government website for the health updates.
If you could like further information on minimising your risk of viruses such as Flu and COVID-19 please contact our Amtan specialist team for an appointment to discuss getting you vaccinations up to date. We also offer COVID-19 testing and a Drive Thru clinic option for COVID-19 testing and receiving the Flu shot
WHO continues to advise against the application of travel or trade restrictions to countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.
It is prudent for travellers who are sick to delay or avoid travel to affected areas, in particular for elderly travellers and people with chronic diseases or underlying health conditions.
General recommendations for personal hygiene, cough etiquette and keeping a distance from persons showing symptoms remain particularly important for all travellers. These include:
As for any travel, travellers are also advised to follow proper food hygiene practices.
Travellers returning from affected areas should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and follow national protocols of receiving countries. Some countries may require returning travellers to enter quarantine. If symptoms occur, such as fever, or cough or difficulty breathing, travellers are advised to contact local health care providers, preferably by phone, and inform them of their symptoms and their travel history.
For countries which decide to repatriate nationals from affected areas, WHO has advised they should consider the following to avoid further spread of COVID-19: exit screening shortly before flight; risk communication to travellers and crew; infection control supplies for voyage; crew preparedness for possibility of sick passenger in flight; entry screening on arrival and close follow-up for 14 days after arrival.