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    Coronavirus - Kiribati

    MINISTRY OF HEALTH & MEDICAL SERVICES
    P O BOX 268
    BIKENIBEU
    TARAWA
    Phone: 686 740 28100 email: info@mhms.gov.ki
    __________________________________________________ _______________________
    Date: 26/02/20
    HEALTH TRAVEL ADVISORY & RESTRICTIONS
    IN RELATION TO THE 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID -2019)
    All travelers FROM and TO KIRIBATI (Tarawa and Kiritimati) are advised to take note of the
    following:
    1. Citizens and residents of Kiribati who are planning to travel to areas and territories in countries
    with local transmission are recommended to avoid non-essential travel
    2. In the event that travel cannot be postponed; preventive measures should be adhered
    to at all times.
    3. In case of symptoms suggestive of acute respiratory illness before travel, travelers are
    encouraged to seek medical attention and advise about travel restrictions
    4. In case of symptoms suggestive of acute respiratory illness during and after travel, travelers are
    encouraged to seek medical attention and share travel history with health care providers.
    5. A Health Arrival Form is to be filled out and copies of e-tickets to be provided by all incoming
    travellers upon arrival to Kiribati through Tarawa and Kiritimati.
    6. All incoming international travelers will be subjected to temperature check upon arrival to the
    international airports and seaports in Kiribati.
    7. All Travelers from areas and territories in countries with local transmission11 of novel coronavirus
    must spend at least 14 days2
    in a country free of the COVID-2019, and to provide a medical
    clearance to confirm and/or prove this coronavirus free status.
    8. In the event that travelers arrive earlier than the required 14-day-period, health quarantine
    measures may be applied and deportation to the country of travel origin would be considered
    depending on the health status of the individual.
    9. Such travel advisory applies to all travelers including returning residents as the country has
    highly vulnerable group (high incidence of NCDs) of COVID-19 and also the absence or limited
    capacity of clinical management and ability to contain the virus if introduce.
    THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL COME INTO FORCE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

    1 1
    confirmed local transmission in line with WHO SitRep
    2 14 days calculated from the date of departure from the affected country. Day 14 to obtain medical clearance before travelling to
    Kiribati
    All travelers are required to comply with the required preventive measures.

    PREVENTIVE MEASURES

    At all times
    • Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections • People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing and wash hands)
    • Avoid contact with animals (alive or dead), visiting animal markets, and purchasing products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
    • Wash hands often with soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
    • Older travelers and those with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease and should discuss travel to affect areas and territories with their health care provider.
    • In order to minimize the risk of transmission, people travelling to the affected area should maintain good hand and personal hygiene.
    • Travelers should seek medical attention if they develop respiratory symptoms within 14 days if visiting any other affected countries or countries with local transmissions, informing their health service prior to their attendance about their recent travel to the affected country.
    • Self-Quarantine at home to minimize spread of infection
    These measures are being undertaken to protect Kiribati from the introduction of this infection into our communities.
    For more information contact Mrs Kaaro Neeti (Secretary, MHMS) on (686) 74028100 extension 202; or (686) 73072357 or Director of Public Health 73058772, or Deputy Director of Public Health 73007258

    Country with confirmed local transmission of COVID-19
    1. Peoples Republic of China including Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taipei environs
    2. Singapore
    3. Japan
    4. Republic of Korea
    5. Malaysia
    6. Viet Nam
    7. Australia
    8. Thailand
    9. United States of America
    10. Germany
    11. France
    12. United Kingdom
    13. Spain
    14. United Arab Emirates
    15.Egypt
    16.Italy
    17.Iran


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