Travel Health

Travel Health

Travel Health Doctor and Clinics – Amtan Medical

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

Recommendations for international traffic.

Source: World Health Ogantisation (WHO), correct as at publish date.

WHO continues to advise against the application of travel or trade restrictions to countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.

Recommendations for international travellers

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:

  • Perform hand hygiene frequently, particularly after contact with respiratory secretions. Hand hygiene includes either cleaning hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub. Alcohol-based hand rubs are preferred if hands are not visibly soiled; wash hands with soap and water when they are visibly soiled;
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a flexed elbow or paper tissue when coughing or sneezing and disposing immediately of the tissue and performing hand hygiene;
  • Refrain from touching mouth and nose;
  • If a medical mask is to be worn, it is critical to follow best practices on how to wear, remove and dispose of them and on hand hygiene after removal.

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.