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Travel and health advisory update about COVID-19

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    16 March 2020

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As of 10 March 2020, all cruise ships are not allowed entry into Seychelles waters until further notice.

Any marine vessel will not be allowed to enter Seychelles waters if any passenger or crew on board has been to China, South Korea, Italy and Iran in the last 14 days.

Local preparedness measures include:

  • Intensified surveillance at ports of entry
  • Active surveillance at health facilities
  • Alerts to all medical services/case definition redefining
  • Prepositioning of PPE at key locations in public and private medical services
  • Establishment of quarantine facilities
  • Importation of laboratory supplies and linkages with reference labs/ procurement of testing kits
  • Activation of various Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Treatment facility preparedness/Revision of Treatment protocols
  • Safe waste management processes and procedures
  • Refresher training and retraining in infection prevention and control of concerned staff…

(For information about operations in the Seychelles, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com)

Source: Extracts from Seychelles Department of Health Seychelles Press Release