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Country Guide:

What You Should Know & Where to Find Help

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a comprehensive country-by-country guide that includes general information as well as details on where you can find help.

In order to flatten the curve across the globe, we all need to comply with specific country requirements and limit our exposure to others.

Anyone who has been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of Coronavirus, travelled from a high-risk country or experienced symptoms for longer than 14 days is encouraged to get tested. Every country has specific requirements in terms of the procedure to follow to get tested. Be sure to check these details before you go to a public hospital or doctor’s office.

Emergency services are ready to assist anyone who is experiencing severe symptoms, including high fever and breathing difficulties.

While not every country is able to offer assistance in English, Air Doctor can help you find and schedule a virtual video appointment with an English-speaking doctor. Receive help wherever you are by downloading the Air Doctor app or scheduling an appointment on our site.

COVID-19

Country Guide:

What You Should Know & Where to Find Help

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a comprehensive country-by-country guide that includes general information as well as details on where you can find help.

In order to flatten the curve across the globe, we all need to comply with specific country requirements and limit our exposure to others.

Anyone who has been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of coronavirus, travelled from a high-risk country or experienced symptoms for longer than 14 days is encouraged to get tested. Every country has specific requirements in terms of the procedure to follow to get tested. Be sure to check these details before you go to a public hospital or doctor’s office.

Emergency services are ready to assist anyone who is experiencing severe symptoms, including high fever and breathing difficulties.

While not every country is able to offer assistance in English, Air Doctor can help you find and schedule a virtual video appointment with an English-speaking doctor. Receive help wherever you are by downloading the Air Doctor app or scheduling an appointment on our site.

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Australia

COVID-19 Country Guide - Getting Help


Australia

Staying Safe

Australia has been highly successful in 'flattening the curve'. The number of new COVID-19 cases in Australia each day is now very low. They are now beginning to take careful steps to ease some of the restrictions that have helped them suppress the spread of this virus. Find out more about our 3-Step Plan to a COVIDSafe Australia.. Read more on the Australian Department of Health Website.

Getting Help

If you develop symptoms within 14 days of last contact with a confirmed case or after returning to Australia, you should seek medical attention. Don’t go to a hospital or your doctor’s offices, a doctor will tell you if you need to get tested over the phone. Your doctor will direct you to your nearest assessment centre. 

If you want more information on COVID-19, Call 1800 020 080 (24 hours/7 days a week).  If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.

Austria

Staying Safe

In response to the public health threat associated with the spread of coronavirus, Austria has suspended the entry of third-country nationals (non-EU/EEA/CH citizens) entering Austria by air from outside the Schengen area.

Exceptions apply for members of diplomatic missions and employees of international organizations (including their family members living in the same household), humanitarian workers, nursing and health personnel, seasonal workers (in the agricultural and forestry sector), transit passengers, and persons who work in freight transport, as well as for family members of Austrian (and EU/EEA/CH) citizens living in the same household, and holders of a D visa or residence permit issued by Austria.

Getting Help

General information regarding transmission, symptoms, and prevention of coronavirus is provided around the clock by the AGES information hotline 0800 555 621.

If you present symptoms of a cold or pneumonia, have travelled from a high-risk area or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, please call the health hotline 1450.

If you are not in danger of being infected, you can consult your family doctor.

You will be told whether you must stay at home and will be given further instructions. It is important that you follow these instructions closely.

Belgium

Staying Safe

Until June 8, 2020, the Belgian government prohibited non-essential travel movements to and from Belgium. Appropriate entry controls are carried out at the Belgian border crossings (land, air, sea). In particular, entries for tourist purposes and mere visits without a reason worthy of consideration are not permitted. Passage through Belgium is permitted if it is started immediately. Basically, all those entering Belgium have to undergo a 14-day quarantine. This does not apply to cross-border workers, commuters, and people who have undertaken a major trip abroad, as well as travelers in transit.

There are access restrictions at Brussels / Zaventem airport. Only travelers are allowed to enter the airport building. Picking up travelers in the arrivals hall is not allowed. Wearing mouth-nose protection is mandatory.. Read more on this dedicated coronavirus page for Belgium residents & visitors.

Getting Help

At the moment only serious cases and care personnel are being tested. You can find more information here or you can call 0800 14 689.

Brazil

Staying Safe

Government is importing large amounts of quick tests for Coronavirus. The tests can be acquired in Pharmacies but the test cannot be purchased to take the test at home and this can only be taken by Pharmacists.  Other option, it to take the test at the nearest UBS (Basic Service Unit). For the updated list click Here:

Getting Help

People can ask for assistance and guidance by calling 0800 701 9656.

Local government requests that before any test is prescribed, people should download the Corona-SUS App (for Android, for iOS) , and if all findings indicate to be a potential positive case for Coronavirus, people should go to the nearest UBS (Basic Service Unit). For the updated list click Here:

Bulgaria

Staying Safe

The Bulgarian government has issued a ban on the entry of (non-EU) nationals. High-security risk (security level 4) in connection with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the associated massive restrictions in travel. It is strongly advised to postpone trips that are not absolutely necessary or to make use of existing return travel options. Due to the spread of COVID-19, all people entering Bulgaria have to fill in a declaration stating their personal data, stating that they must enter a 14-day quarantine. A compulsory 14-day quarantine applies to all travelers with a long-term stay in Bulgaria. Read more on the Bulgarian embassy website.

Getting Help

Signals and requests for assistance in distress situations of Bulgarian citizens are received 24 hours a day and on the following telephone lines: +359 2 948 24 04; +359 2 971 38 56. You can also email: crisis@mfa.bg.

Canada

Staying Safe

The Government of Canada has put in place an emergency order under the Quarantine Act. It applies to all travelers arriving in Canada. Its purpose is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. Failure to comply with this order is an offense under the Quarantine Act.

Travelers with symptoms: mandatory isolation

If you are Canadian or a permanent resident, and you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you may still enter Canada by land, rail, or sea. You may not enter Canada by air, to protect the health of all travelers.

If you need it, we will provide you with immediate medical attention when you arrive in Canada.

If you have symptoms, you must isolate it for 14 days. This is mandatory.

If you have recently arrived in Canada, the Government of Canada officials will call you to monitor compliance with your mandatory quarantine. We ask that you please answer calls from 1-855-906-5585 or 613-221-3100.

Getting Help

The Government of Canada's coronavirus information line (1-833-784-4397) is available from 7:00 a.m. to midnight (EST) seven days a week.

If you are ill and must visit a healthcare professional, call ahead or tell them when you arrive in the country that you have a respiratory illness. You may be asked to wear a mask while waiting for or receiving treatment to prevent the spread of the illness.

If you have traveled abroad and you develop fever, cough or difficulty breathing in the next 14 days:

  •  isolate yourself within the home as quickly as possible and
  • call your healthcare provider or public health authority

Tell them your symptoms and travel history. Let them know whether you have had direct contact with animals or a sick person, especially if they have had symptoms.

France

Staying Safe

Very restrictive entry requirements to France have been in effect since April 6, 2020: Travelers who want to enter or enter French territory for transit or entry must have an entry certificate with strictly defined travel motifs when crossing the border or at check-in, for which proof must be provided is to submit.

The French version of the entry certificate can be found here , the English version can be found here .

Restrictions on entry to France remain in effect until at least June 15, 2020.. Read more on the French Foreign Affairs website.

Getting Help

A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about the coronavirus non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).

If you have symptoms that may be due to COVID-19, stay at home, avoid contact with others, call a doctor before you go to see them or call the area health assistance number. If the symptoms get worse, with breathing difficulties or signs of suffocation, dial 15 or call or send a text to 114 if you have a speech or hearing impairment.

Germany

Staying Safe

Entry regulations from third countries

In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the European Commission has recommended that the travel restrictions already in place for all non-essential travel to the EU from third countries be extended until 30 June 2020. Germany will implement this recommendation.


Travels within the EU:

On 10 June 2020, the Federal Government decided to end the internal border controls with Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy and Denmark, which had been temporarily reintroduced due to the pandemic, as of 15 June 2020. Airside internal border controls with Spain will cease on 21 June 2020.

This means that, from 16 June 2020 or (in the case of Spain) from 22 June 2020, a valid reason for entry is no longer required for entry into Germany from the above-mentioned countries. 

Getting Help

Persons who have had personal contact with someone confirmed as carrying SARS-CoV-2 should immediately, and irrespective of symptoms, contact their competent health office, get in touch with the doctor or call 116117 - and stay at home.

The following numbers are to be called in the case a patient thinks they are infected: 0049 30 34 64 65 100 or 0049 30 90282828. 

In addition, a private doctor’s visit can be scheduled and the doctor will decide if it is necessary to get a COVID-19 test.

Greece

Staying Safe

After the successful management of the health crisis, the Greek government proceeds gradually to the lift of measures taken against the spread of Covid-19 throughout Greece and leads the country to normalcy. The government has announced a two-month plan in order to open again Greece’s market in several stages.

Greece’s return to normalcy has started from May 4 with the opening of some shops and services, such as bookstores, electronic stores and hair salons. More shops and services have opened on May 11, while as of May 18 large shopping malls, archaeological sites etc. re-opened.
. Read more on the Greece government website.

Getting Help

Contact ESA by telephone: 210.52.12.054 or 1135. Do not visit ESA without prior notice to ESA.

Hong Kong

Staying Safe

On May 5, the Hong Kong government relaxed some group gathering restrictions, effective May 8. For more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s press release.

On May 19, the Hong Kong government announced measures to regulate group gatherings are to be extended until June 4. For more information, please see the Hong Kong government’s press release.

On June 1, the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will resume air transit/transfer services in phases. The inbound travel restrictions, effective since March 25, remain unchanged. For more information, please see the HKIA’s website. Additional restriction details can be found here.

Getting Help

If you want more information on COVID-19 or believe you’ve been infected, contact the Centre for Health Protection Hotline on 2125 1111 / 2125 1122 (8 am to 12 midnight) or the Home Affairs Department Hotline: 2835 1473 (24 hours).

India

Staying Safe

A curfew is currently in place throughout India for a limited period up to and including May 31, 2020. It is strongly recommended to follow the instructions of the authorities and to follow the media carefully, cf. the information from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Home Affairs .

In India there is a flight ban for scheduled flights and mobility restrictions due to the curfew, for example, state borders can only be crossed with special permits. Additional information on all restrictions can be found here.

In addition, there is a total lockdown of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh not including essential work permissions. the Guidlines can be found
Here.

Getting Help

The helpline number for coronavirus is + 91-11-23978046 (Toll Free No: 1075).

Ireland

Staying Safe

The Irish authorities have taken extensive measures to delay the spread of the coronavirus in Ireland. The country will gradually open from 18 May. The Irish authorities have published this, a five-phase plan, which here can be retrieved. It is emphasized, however, that this is a timetable. Depending on the developments, the phases could also take longer or individual elements could be postponed or brought forward.. Read more on the HSE website here.

Getting Help

If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP. The people in your household need to restrict their movements. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test. If you have concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), phone HSE Live on 1850 241 850 or  here HSELive is an information line only and can’t order coronavirus tests.

Israel

Staying Safe

The Israeli government has begun to adjust the routine alongside the Coronavirus while also deciding that the Ministry of Health rules should continue to be followed:

  • • It is mandatory to wear a mask every time you leave home
  • • A distance of 2 meters between people must be maintained
  • • Do not enter any public place during heat illness or when respiratory symptoms occur
  • • Wash your hands frequently

• The purple tag rules must be kept in workplaces and businesses other reliefs include allowing access to restaurants, bars, and clubs, swimming pools, hotels, museums, activities, and more.

Getting Help

All persons entering Israel from abroad must have a period of 14 days of state isolation. From the airport, those entering the country will be transported neatly, to carry out the isolation period in designated hotels... Once in quarantine at home, the person must send an online home quarantine report to the Ministry of Health or to call the Ministry of Health Hotline *5400. If symptoms show, seek medical care in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidance. If you are not sure whether there was close contact, call the MDA Hotline - dial 101 for advice. If fever or respiratory symptoms develop, call 101 MDA Emergency Services Hotline, and do not go to an HMO clinic or the emergency ward.

Italy

Staying Safe

Italy's government on Saturday approved a decree which will allow travel to and from abroad from June 3, in a major development as it moves to unwind one of the world's most rigid coronavirus lockdown. Travelers to and from Italy (including Schengen) must provide a self-declaration with reasons (only for professional reasons, emergency situation, health reasons and return to residence; the correctness of the self-declaration can be checked and penalties are imposed in the event of false reports). If you arrive by air, you can only travel to your accommodation in Italy by private transport.. Read more on Italy's Ministry of Health website.

Getting Help

In case of symptoms or doubts, stay at home, do not go to the emergency room or medical offices but call your family doctor, pediatrician or medical guard on the phone. Or call the regional toll-free number - you can find the number for your region here. Contact 112 or 118 only if strictly necessary.

Japan

Staying Safe

Japanese officials have put measures in place that restrict movement across specific areas and regions. Enhanced screening and quarantine measures have also been put in place for travellers, who will need to be isolated for 14 days. All major attractions and public venues have been temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. read more on this dedicated coronavirus page.

Getting Help

Emergency hospitals are available 24/7 all year round. There are also clinics and general hospitals available to those who aren’t presenting serious symptoms such as breathing difficulties.

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. From Japan, call 050-3816-2787. From Overseas, call +81-50-3816-2787. There is also a chatbot available for emergencies.

Mexico

Staying Safe

The institute for Diagnosis and epidemiologic reference (InDRE) approved in total 32 public and private laboratories to perform Coronavirus tests. Additionally, the research center at the ‘Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi’ and the Genetics and molecular fisiology department of the ‘Universidad autonoma de Mexico’ are approved institutions. The private laboratories are: Centro Medico ABC, Hospital Angeles Interlomas, Olarte Akle bacteriologos, Laboratorios Lister, Laboratorios Biomedicos de Merida, Labiomola, Hospital Espanol de la Ciudad de Mexico and Media Sur. Among the public institutions, you can get tested at: Laboratorio de Apoyo a la Vigilancia Epidemiologica (branches in Guadalajara, Monterrey and Merida), Instituto de enfermedades respiratorias, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, Hospital General de Mexico, Hospital 20 de Noviembre del ISSSTE, Laboratorio Central de Epidemiologia and Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez.

Helplines have been set up for all states in Mexico. If you have questions about COVID-19 or need to speak to a healthcare professional, search for a helpline here.

Getting Help

Helplines have been set up for all states in Mexico. If you have questions about COVID-19 or need to speak to a healthcare professional, search for a helpline here.
The main Labs enabled by InDRE you can find
here.

Netherlands

Staying Safe

Officials have closed schools and childcare centers until Monday 28 April (inclusive). The same applies to bars, cafés, and restaurants (not hotels), coffee shops, saunas, sex clubs,  sports clubs, gyms, pools, and parks. Delivery and takeout of meals are still possible.

School and daycare are only possible if parents have a "critical profession" (e.g. healthcare staff or those in the police force or fire department) (see the list in Dutch). If parents have any questions, it is best to contact the school or nursery directly. Schools will remain closed until at least the end of the May school holidays.

You can go outside, but where possible keep a distance of 1.5 meters, or two arm’s lengths, from each other. events that require a permit are banned until 1 June 2020. Read more on the city of Amsterdam website.

Getting Help

If you have any questions or concerns about the coronavirus, contact 0800-1351 or +31 (0)20 205 1351. If your symptoms are mild, there’s no need to call a GP. Simply care for yourself from home as you usually would if you had a cold. Do you have a fever (more than 38 degrees Celsius), and are you coughing or having difficulty breathing? If so, you should call your GP. They will then arrange for you to be tested by the Municipal Health Service (GGD). You’ll get the results within 24 hours.

New Zealand

Staying Safe

Travelers looking to enter New Zealand will need to stay in isolation for 14 days. Nationwide, New Zealand is currently at Level 4 – Restrict, but preparing for alert Level 3. This means there is a heightened risk that the disease is not contained. All New Zealanders outside of essential services must stay home. Essential businesses and services remain available. Public transport will only be available for those working in essential services, for medical reasons, and to get to the supermarket. it is now okay to go into business premises now. Driving in private vehicles is allowed. Read more on New Zealand's government website.

Getting Help

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS. It is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People calling that line will be able to talk with a member of the National Telehealth Service. They have access to interpreters. If you need to see a doctor or other medical professional you MUST phone first. Most consultations will happen over the phone (or by videoconference) to stop any risk of the disease spreading by person-to-person contact.

If a face-to-face meeting is required, your doctor or other medical professional will organise this with you.

Norway

Staying Safe

Norway's borders have largely been closed to foreigners since Monday, March 16, 2020, including airports and ports. There are increased entry and exit controls. An exit by plane is generally possible, provided that the international flights actually take place. It is recommended to contact the respective airlines directly. Read more on the Life in Norway website.

Getting Help

Do not call 113. In the first instance, you can call a health information line on 815 55 015. If you believe you are infected, call your GP. Do not visit the doctor's office in person. Only if you cannot contact your GP, call the emergency room (legevakt) at 116 117.

Peru

Staying Safe

Currently all public medical centers and institutions are enabled to take the quick test. Additionally, the following private laboratories can provide the test (price are defined individually by each Laboratory and are subject to changes): Laboratorios ROE, Unilabs, Suiza Lab, Medical Assistant, Gestion trabajo y Salud, Synlab and Laboratorios Integrados. Lab results can be consulted in the following link: https://www.ins.gob.pe/resultado_coronavirus/

Getting Help

The institutions that are now authorized to provide Coronavirus tests are the DIRESA’s Regional Hospitals in Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, Trujillo, Jaén, Cusco and Iquitos, in INS’s (National Health Institute abbreviation in Spanish) labs of the Health MInistry, and recently the private labs ROE and Unilab were granted approval.

Telephone line 113 is also available to guide people who require attention or are possible cases of infection.

Singapore

Staying Safe

Since March 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Singapore time, ALL persons entering Singapore have to undergo a 14-day house quarantine, which is strictly enforced and monitored by the authorities Since March 23, 2020, 11:59 p.m. short-term visitors are no longer allowed to enter or transit through Singapore. Large-scale events have been cancelled and residents and visitors are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible. Precautions have also been taken to reduce close contact at public venues, workplaces, schools and eldercare facilities. While nonessential businesses are still operating, additional measures are being taken to reduce the spread. Find out more about restrictions here.

Getting Help

People that have recently traveled overseas and are feeling unwell should go to any of the Public Health Preparedness Clinics (PHPCs), as well as polyclinics. To find the closest PHPC use www.phpc.gov.sg. All cases will be reported to MOH (Ministry of Health) and immediately will be referred to hospitals for further assessment and treatment.

Spain

Staying Safe

Currently it is forbidden to get tested for Coronavirus without a medical prescription. Persons that have been in close contact with someone that has been diagnosed with the virus will be requested to remain in quarantine, but won’t be tested. Persons having clear symptoms associated to the virus, should get an appointment with their doctor, which can be registered as part of the private or public medical systems. Doctors, nurses and all workers in medical facilities are entitled to get regular tests. Read more on the Ministry of Health website. In case of any enquiries or urgent assistance, number 112 is available for prompt attention.

Getting Help

If you are experiencing mild symptoms (cough and fever), call the local authorities using one of these contact numbers. For severe cases (fatigue and breathing problems), call 112 immediately.

Sweden

Staying Safe

Travelling and social interactions are discouraged by government authorities at this time. If possible, residents are encouraged to stay away from public spaces and work from home. Kindergartens, elementary schools, bars, and cafés are still open as normal but everyone is asked to increase their efforts to practice good hygiene. Further restrictions will be put in place in the coming weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The recommendation is valid until June 15, 2020, after which a new assessment will be made. Get more official information on restrictions here.

Getting Help

If you have general questions and you can't find your answer online, you can call the national information number 113 13. If you need medical assistance you should contact 1177, Vårdguiden. Read more about how and when you should contact healthcare services at 1177 Healthcare Guide. The emergency number 112 is only to be used for emergencies and life-threatening situations, and shall not be used if you have questions regarding the coronavirus.

Switzerland

Staying Safe

In order to protect the Swiss population and limit the spread of the corona virus, the Swiss government has made a far-reaching stop to Switzerland. Switzerland's borders with neighboring countries are checked. Only Swiss citizens and people with a valid residence permit or work permit are currently allowed to enter the country.
Transit and goods traffic with a certificate are permitted. The Swiss border control bodies refuse entry at the border and are immediately enforceable. Direct transit through Switzerland is still possible. For a full list visit the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

Getting Help

The coronavirus hotline is available 24/7, and you can get assistance by dialing +41 58 463 00 00. Those with mild symptoms are asked to stay at home. If symptoms worsen or you’ve recently returned from a high-risk area, it’s important to contact a doctor or healthcare institution. They will then decide if you need a medical consultation or if it is enough just to stay at home in isolation (see info on ‘Self-isolation and self-quarantine’).

Turkey

Staying Safe

Turkish government-imposed entry bans that apply to all nationals with the exception of Turkish dual citizens.
Expats staying in Turkey are subject to the measures prescribed by the Turkish government to contain COVID-19.

On June 1st In 2020 , the entry and exit restrictions applicable to Ankara, Balıkesir, Bursa, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Manisa, Sakarya, Samsun, Van and the Black Sea Province of Zonguldak will end. The weekend curfews will be lifted. Kindergartens and care centers as well as museums, parks, beaches, forests and rest areas on motorways are opened. Cafes, restaurants, tea gardens are allowed to open until 10:00 p.m. In shops, shopping centers and hairdressing salons, strict distance rules must be observed, which may result in restrictions on the number of customers; wearing mouth and nose protection is still mandatory.

There are curfews for under 18s and over 65s as well as certain groups of chronically ill people. Under 18-year-olds are allowed to leave their accommodation twice a week (Wednesday and Friday between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.), over 65-year-olds and people with chronic diseases once a week (Sunday between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) ).. Residency permit information is available at https://en.goc.gov.tr/. 

Find out more about restrictions here.

Getting Help

Testing is available at all government hospitals. You can also call the corona emergency number, which is 184.

UK

Staying Safe

From the 8.6. International travelers must begin a 14-day home quarantine upon arrival in the UK. Pre-registration via the internet will be required when traveling to the UK. Details and exceptions are posted on the UK government website.

Far-reaching official exit restrictions currently apply throughout the country, with limited exceptions:

1. purchases to cover basic needs,

2. one form of sporting activity/movement per day (alone or together with household members),

3. for medical care and care for people in need or

4. for the way to/from work, as far as absolutely necessary and the home office is not possible.

If necessary, the restrictions are enforced by police measures. Tourism and non-essential visits are therefore currently not possible. Further information can be found on the UK government website.

Getting Help

The UK is currently not testing people for the coronavirus in hospitals. The NHS is doing checks for people in harsh conditions only, and the government requests not to call the NHS hotline if only mild symptoms are experienced. Use the NHS 111 service  online or  call NHS 111. If you get very seriously ill, dial 999.

USA

Staying Safe

While the USA isn’t currently on lockdown, residents and visitors are encouraged to self-isolate and take extra measures in terms of hygiene and social distancing. Adults and children should stay at home at all costs if they feel ill or present symptoms associated with COVID-19. A partial travel warning (security level 4) applies to New York State and New Jersey - with the exception of John F. Kennedy and Newark airports - and all of Louisiana. There is a warning about trips to these areas. There are more restrictions in public life (reducing the opening hours of restaurants, closing shops, etc.). In the meantime, curfews ("shelter-in-place") or exit restrictions ("stay-at-home order") have been imposed in several states. More information is available on the CDC website.

Getting Help

If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently travelled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider. If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the operator that you have or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before medical help arrives.

Vietnam

Staying Safe

Vietnam generally prohibits foreigners from entering Vietnam. This also applies to travelers who have a visa. An exception can be made for business travelers. However, the border authorities tend to interpret the applicable regulations very restrictively. More information on restrictions can be found here.

Getting Help

If you have questions about COVID-19 or believe you may be infected, call 19- 1900-3228/ 1900-9095.