24 Nov 2020

England to introduce COVID-19 testing for international arrivals

From 15 December 2020, travellers arriving in England can have a COVID-19 test after five days of self-isolation, potentially reducing quarantine time Read more

05 Nov 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus): general advice for travellers

Advice for travellers from the UK on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 outbreak Read more

05 Nov 2020

COVID-19: International travel during national restrictions

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office updates travel advisory notice Read more

06 Nov 2020

Umrah 2020/1442H: some restrictions eased for pilgrims

A staged approach to ease current restrictions is planned Read more

03 Nov 2020

Good Practice Guidance document: a new resource for travel health practitioners

A Good Practice Guide for all those providing or planning to provide travel health services is published Read more

28 Oct 2020

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

An update on the polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Read more

18 Nov 2020

COVID-19: assessing risk and advising travellers

A number of resources are available for health professionals and travellers Read more

18 Nov 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): cruise ship travel

Advice for travellers to who have booked or are planning a cruise ship holiday Read more

05 Nov 2020

Access to medications abroad during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Advice for British travellers overseas during the pandemic Read more

01 Oct 2020

Dengue reminder

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes; it is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates, but also reported in parts of Europe Read more

Outbreak Surveillance

Influenza A(H5N8) in Norway

01 Dec 2020 Norway + Søredalen, Rogaland

As of 30 November 2020, the first occurrence of highly pathogenic influenza A(H5N8) has been reported in a wild bird in western Norway.

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-Borne

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Influenza A(H5N8) in Slovenia

27 Nov 2020 Slovenia + Piran

As of 17 November 2020, cases of highly pathogenic influenza A(H5N8) have been detected in swans in Piran (in the west of the country).

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-Borne

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Influenza A(H5N8) in Croatia

24 Nov 2020 Croatia + Koprivnica-Križevci

As of 17 November 2020, cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) have been reported in farmed birds in Koprivnicko-Krizevacka (in the east of the country).

Source: OIE

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Air-Borne

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Yellow fever in Nigeria

23 Nov 2020 Nigeria + Bauchi
Benue
Delta
Ebonyi
Edo
Ekiti
Oyo
Enugu

As of 18 November, a total of 46 confirmed yellow fever cases have been reported, with 1,558 suspected cases under investigation. A total of 172 deaths (six yellow fever confirmed) have been reported.

Dengue in France

23 Nov 2020 France + Alpes-Maritimes
Gard
Hérault
Var

As of 17 November 2020, France has reported a total of 12 locally acquired (autochthonous) dengue cases in 2020.

Source: ECDC

Human

Vector-Borne

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Dengue in Italy

23 Nov 2020 Italy + Veneto

As of 17 November 2020, Italy has reported a total of 10 locally acquired (autochthonous) dengue cases in 2020.

Source: ECDC

Human

Vector-Borne

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Influenza A(H5N8) in Belgium

20 Nov 2020 Belgium + West-Vlaanderen

Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) have been detected in wild birds in three different areas in West-Vlaanderen.

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-Borne

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Influenza A(H5N8) in Corsica

20 Nov 2020 France + Lucciana, Corsica

As of 7 November 2020, cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) have been detected in poultry in Lucciana, Corscia.

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-Borne

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Influenza A(H5N8) in Denmark

20 Nov 2020 Denmark + Tustrup

As of 16 Nov 2020, highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N8) was confirmed in a poultry in Tustrup.

Source: OIE

Animal

Air-Borne

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Ebola in DRC

18 Nov 2020 Democratic Republic of the Congo + Équateur

On 18 November 2020, WHO announced the end of the 11th Ebola outbreak in DRC, first reported on 1 June 2020, in Équateur Province in the west. Another outbreak in the eastern part of the country was winding down, and declared over on 25 June 2020. The two outbreaks were geographically far apart and genetically unrelated. By the end of the outbreak in Équateur Province there were 119 confirmed cases, 11 probable, 55 deaths and 75 people who had recovered.

Source: WHO

Human

Haemorrhagic fever

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TravelHealthPro

NaTHNaC, the National Travel Health Network & Centre, a UK government organisation which produces travel health guidance for healthcare professionals advising travellers and for travellers going overseas from the UK Read more