International travel in times of the Corona outbreak
Traveling is hard in a world where every country has different rules regarding how to handle the COVID-19 or Corona situation. We provide you with a full overview of rules in every country in the world or direct access to the relevant information.
For every country we have listed the gouvernment site, the health authority and the airlines and/or airports.
Latest WHO Statement on travel
General recommendations for personal hygiene, cough etiquette and keeping a distance of at least one metre 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;
- A medical mask is not required if exhibiting no symptoms, as there is no evidence that wearing a mask – of any type – protects non-sick persons. However, in some cultures, masks may be commonly worn. If masks are 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 (see Advice on the use of masks)
Please refer to the site of the World Health Organisation for the latest information about international travel.
Air Travel Advice
Air travel exposes passengers to a number of factors that may have an impact on health. Some medical conditions and lifestyle choices may affect the safety and comfort of air travel and should be considered before planning a trip. Pregnant women, people travelling with newborn babies and those with pre-existing medical conditions are advised to consult their physician to understand the potential risks of air travel and to find ways to make their trip safe and comfortable for themselves, other passengers and the crew. More info on WHO site.