NIJZ has published recommendations for travelers traveling to or returning from China. It is recommended that passengers are vaccinated with all recommended doses of the vaccine against covid-19, that they wear masks indoors and take care of proper hand hygiene.
Despite the fact that Slovenia does not have direct air connections with China, the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) advises travelers to receive all recommended doses of the vaccine against covid-19, including booster doses, before traveling to this country.
In closed spaces, even when traveling by plane, they should wear a protective mask type IIR or FFP/N95/KN95, and in case of illness they should seek medical help and, if they have the opportunity, get tested as soon as possible, according to NIJZ, which also recommends, that passengers take care of proper hand and cough hygiene and avoid public spaces where a large number of people stay, including public transport. All of the above applies especially to people who belong to vulnerable groups.
When planning the route, travelers should monitor the epidemiological situation at the destination and inquire about the possibilities of care in case of illness. They should also check whether their health insurance provides full coverage of medical care in the country of travel.
Check the entry conditions at the airports
For travelers returning from China, NIJZ also recommends checking entry conditions at airports, including transit flights. In recent days, more and more countries are adopting restrictive measures for travelers from this country. It is also recommended to monitor your health for at least seven days after your return and to stay at home in case of illness, they wrote.
At the EU level, no decision was made this week on mandatory testing for travelers from China, but the members of the union only adopted a series of recommendations. However, several members of the union have adopted restrictive measures for those who come from China.