Coronavirus Travel Advisory to and from the United Kingdom
As the world is under the grips of a Pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID – 19). We would like to inform all the travellers to and from the United Kingdom to be extra cautious and do only necessary travels only. We know that we have people who have booked their travels to London. But we want all our customers and also people who are travelling to any country to be cautious. Specially airports, Any public gathering to be avoided.
Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Symptoms of Coronavirus may appear in 2 to 14 days after the exposure to the virus. Following are the identified symptoms of Coronavirus. If you have been to China since Jan 2020, please do consult your nearby doctor for screening and health checkup.
- Shortness of Breath
- Sore Throat
- Impaired liver and kidney function
Precautions to reduce the risk of Coronavirus Infections
Following are some of the ways you can reduce the risk of Coronavirus infection:
- Clean hands with germ free soap and water or alcohol based hand rub/sanitiser
- Cover nose and mouth with tissues or inside of below when coughing or sneezing
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
- Thoroughly cook meat and eggs
- Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or famines animals.
Travel Advisory to United Kingdom
Should I cancel or postpone my London Travel?
If you have travelled to China in the past few months, it’s recommended to get the health checkup done, before travelling to any other country. It’s recommended that you travel only if its very much a requirement like a business travel. If you have booked your London tour, check with your travel agent if you should travel or postpone the travel. Make sure to avoid any contact with people who are sick at the airport.
What is the risk of getting Coronavirus COVID-19 on an Airplane?
Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on airplanes. Although the risk of infection on an airplane is low, traveler should try to avoid contact with sick passengers and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser that contain 60%–95% alcohol.
What happens if there is a sick passenger on a flight?
If you see anyone sick around you, inform the air hostess, stewards to take necessary action and seat the sick person in isolation. Give your contact information to the airline staff. Ones you land on any of the United Kingdom Airports example Heathrow airport, you and the sick passenger will be quarantined at Holiday Inn and will be kept in isolation and appropriately treated.
What is if recently traveled to an area affected by Coronavirus COVID-19 and got Sick?
If you were in a country with a COVID-19 outbreak and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days after you left, you should
- Seek medical advice – Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
- Not travel on public transportation while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
- Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Please be responsible for your own health and make sure to take all necessary precautions while travelling to London on anywhere. Coronavirus has turned into a pandemic, it’s our duty to take care of our health, maintain social distancing, wear masks in all public areas.