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Coronavirus: Travel Information
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Wash your hands often, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Wash your hands often (even several times per hour) using soap and warm water. If you do not have access to it, use alcohol-based disinfectant liquids / gels (min. 60%). Doing so kills the virus on your hands, which may be contaminated by the virus through touching various surfaces. Touching eyes, nose or mouth with contaminated hands can transfer the virus from the surface.
Apply protection principles when coughing or sneezing
When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or handkerchief, which should be thrown away immediately to the closest bin. Wash your hands using soap and warm water or an alcohol-based disinfectant gel/liquid (min. 60%). By covering your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze, you prevent the spread of germs and viruses. By sneezing or coughing in your hands, you can contaminate objects or people you touch.
Keep a safe distance
Keep at least 1 meter distance between yourself and other people, especially those who cough or sneeze or have a fever. Inhaling the air near a person infected with a virus increase the risk of contracting it.
If you have a fever, cough, breathing difficulties - get medical help:
- immediately call the sanitary and epidemiological station in the country where you are (in Poland - click here)
- report to the infectious ward in the country where you are (in Poland - click here)
- call the special 24-hour National Health Fund hotline for dealing with coronavirus infection: number in Poland +48 800 190 590
Do not report to the Hospital Emergency Department or your GP!
The National Health Fund recommends that in case you suspect the coronavirus infection without any symptoms, stay at home. Avoid contact with other people in order to not spread the virus. By reporting to the Hospital Emergency Department or clinic you risk infecting others in the waiting room.
Recommendations for travelers
The Chief Sanitary Inspectorate issued recommendations for travelers:
- avoiding public and crowded places,
- avoiding markets and other places where you can come into contact with live or dead animals,
- avoiding contact with animals, their excreta and faeces,
- compliance with hand hygiene - frequent hand washing with warm water and soap or disinfecting hands with alcohol-based agents (min. 60%)
- it is adviced to carry a disinfectant gel with a 100 ml capacity in your hand luggage,
- compliance with food hygiene rules - food and drinks from reliable sources
Trusted Information Sources
When planning a trip, check the country-specific warnings. Current travel announcements and guidelines can be found at:
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Poland)
- Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (in Poland)
- World Health Organization
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
The World Health Organization advises the rational use of masks. It should be used only if you have respiratory symptoms (coughing or sneezing), you suspect being infected with SARS-CoV-2 or look after a person suspected of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Respiratory protective equipment should be CE marked, confirming the proper design and construction of the equipment, as well as being made of appropriate materials.
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