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Coronavirus authorities and prevention

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The listed authorities offer the latest and trusted information about travel restrictions and the coronavirus. We have also listed general tips to avoid getting COVID-19.

Disclaimer: we are no doctors, nor local authorities. Please consult the mentioned websites and your doctor for more information and health questions.

What can I do to prevent catching or spreading the coronavirus?

General recommendations to limit the risk to catch this virus (or the flu), or infect someone else, are to:

  • stay at home as much as possible, if advised by your government or local authorities;
  • carefully wash your hands with soap, and do so often, at least before eating and after a toilet visit. Use an alcohol based hand sanitiser too, at least after using public toilets. Only use paper or clean towels, or a warm air dryer;
  • not touch your face if your hands are not clean;
  • sneeze or cough in your elbow, not in your hand;
  • avoid shaking hands and other physical contact. Maintain 2 meters distance to other people. Avoid farm animals too;
  • avoid crowds like concerts, public transport rush hour, etc.;
  • stay indoors and away from others if you have a fever, are coughing or have any other cold like symptoms;
  • call for medical advice if you have symptoms. Only visit a hospital if you are instructed to do so.

Apply the above recommendations both at home and while traveling.

The official information about the coronavirus situation in Switzerland and elsewhere

Please find the latest information on the coronavirus (2019-nCoV/COVID-19) through the below links:

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