[Update]Coronavirus: All The Information – Travelstart Kenya’s Journey Weblog

[Updated: 25 March 2020]

What’s the coronavirus?

Coronavirus refers to a household of viruses that trigger diseases starting from the widespread chilly to extra extreme illnesses comparable to MERS (Center East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Extreme Acute Respiratory Syndrome). The present information revolves round a brand new coronavirus, which has come to be identified by the designation COVID-19. It was first reported in Wuhan Metropolis, China, and there have been experiences of it in different nations. It was transmitted by means of contact with livestock and lifeless animals within the markets in Wuhan Metropolis initially and later by way of contaminated people.

Normal security suggestions

You may’t all the time assume somebody has contracted the brand new coronavirus if they begin coughing or sneezing all of a sudden. Nonetheless, to make certain, there are methods you possibly can defend your self.
  • Wash your arms totally all through the day with cleaning soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • Keep away from shut contact with anybody who has a fever or a cough.
  • Keep away from touching your mouth, nostril or eyes.
  • Keep away from markets promoting reside animals and keep away from unprotected contact with animals.
  • Keep away from consuming uncooked or undercooked meals. Use totally different boards and utensils for uncooked and cooked meals.
  • In case you put on a facemask, make surer to cowl your mouth and nostril and keep away from touching the masks when it’s on.
  • Throw away single-use facemasks instantly after use and wash your arms instantly afterwards.
In case you develop a fever, cough and/or problem respiration, pay attention to the next:
  • Search medical consideration instantly and share your earlier journey historical past along with your healthcare supplier.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cowl your mouth and nostril with a tissue or flexed elbow – throw the tissue away instantly and wash your arms.
  • Keep away from spitting in public.
  • Keep away from shut contact with different individuals to stop an infection.
  • Don’t journey for those who begin growing the signs for the coronavirus.

What to anticipate on the airport

Travellers arriving from exterior Kenya to Kenyan airports should undergo obligatory screening. The airports will provide hand sanitizers at numerous places, together with on airport buses. Public awarness classes have been held with numerous airport stakeholders together with taxi operators.

What about visas and ports of entry?

Discover out concerning the newest bulletins relating to visas and ports of entry by visiting the IATA Journey Centre. We are going to replace this web page as new data will get launched. Be sure that to keep up to date in your flight standing.
All data on this weblog web page was right on the time of publishing and should change at any time with out prior discover. Travelstart won’t be held chargeable for loss or inconvenience ensuing from using out-dated or incorrectly famous data.


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