Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas (January 31, 2020)
Location: The Bahamas
There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.
The Government of The Bahamas has implemented a travel ban, restricting all travel from China to The Bahamas. Effective immediately, any non-resident who has visited China in the last 20 days will be denied entry into the country. All residents returning to The Bahamas will be quarantined and monitored for development of symptoms for the duration of the incubation period with a maximum of 14 days.
Actions to Take:
Consult the CDC website, for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.
Check with the airlines regarding any flight cancellations and/or restrictions on flying.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
Seek medical care right away, if you traveled to Wuhan and feel sick or were exposed to someone who was in Wuhan in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
U.S. Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas
U.S. Embassy Nassau’s website
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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