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Travel Advisories - Travel Healthy

Coronavirus ALERT

Travel advisories change daily, travellers should exercise normal safety and security precautions everywhere, not just in China as other areas may be affected/added. Please contact your Fuzion Travel Affiliate for the latest airline, government and destination information.

CHINA: DO NOT TRAVEL NOTICE

NZ Govt advise: We have reviewed our travel advice for China, and now advise that New Zealanders do not travel to China due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the associated health risks and travel restrictions. We advise New Zealanders currently in China to depart at the earliest opportunity. The full advice on SafeTravel can be found HERE. Immigration advise HERE

Auckland Airport Asks For Patience:

With the introduction of new travel restrictions at the New Zealand border, around coronavirus, Auckland Airport is asking travellers for their patience. AKL says it will take longer for arriving passengers to clear border formalities, due in part to the eGate closure, and longer to complete check-in.

Air New Zealand Advice Latest Updates: CLICK HERE

Extended passenger processing in NZ

International airports are currently experiencing extended passenger processing queues at check-in and immigration. Please allow an additional hour to the check-in time stated on your e-ticket in order to complete check-in and immigration before your flight’s scheduled departure.

If you are connecting to an international flight, please proceed promptly to immigration processing following the arrival of your domestic service.

Online Check-In

Due to increased border restrictions, online check-in may not be available, if this is the case, check-in will need to be manually completed at the Airport.

Please see IATA Travel Centre for further information posted as it relates to entry/transit/exit all major countries

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NOTE: 12-60,000 deaths per annum are attributed by the to simple influenza by the CDC to read on as common sense can keep you healthy when travelling no matter what you touch or taste! Talk to your Fuzion Travel Advisor. www.fuziontravel.co.nz

When It Comes To Health - Travel Smart!

First Rule: Book through a bonded travel company like Fuzion Travel! When things unravel for whatever reason: health, disruptions, earthquakes there is no better security and advice than your travel agent. Visit: Why Use A Travel Agent

Travel Health Advice:

Presently there is much talk about the Coronavirus and you are wise to be mindful and to take all precautions. While there are clear recommended no-go zones by and large the majority of the world's most popular tourist spots are still happy and healthy destinations so don’t rush to cancel that holiday just yet unless of course it is to an infected hot spot (Real Time Map)

Please contact your Fuzion Travel Advisor if you have any questions or concerns and in the meantime the following information from the WHO wisely encourages travellers to follow basic hygiene principles to reduce the general risk of acute respiratory infection no matter where and when you travel.

Basic hygiene we should all practise when travelling:

  • avoid close contact with people suffering acute respiratory infections
  • wash hands frequently, especially after contact with ill people or their environment
  • avoid close contact with sick farm animals or wild animals
  • people with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette:

As always, travellers who become sick within a month of their arrival back home are encouraged to seek medical advice and contact Healthline (for free) 0800 611 116 or a doctor. It is important to mention recent travel destinations including of course travel to Wuhan or any infected areas and any known contact with someone with severe acute respiratory illness who has been in Wuhan.

We would add these extras for the serious travellers:

  • Carry a tube of hand sanitiser and perhaps a pack of wet wipes as to use first depending on how dirty you are getting!
  • Some clients use disposable toilet seat covers, they are very handy especially if travelling with children
  • On that subject don’t forget, same hygiene rules and disciplines apply for your entire party from grandparents to grandchild

Now What About Before You Travel:

  • Immunisations: Check the destination with your travel advisor and ensure your whole party has the correct immunisations. Get in early as some need multiple treatments. Ultimate responsibility for inoculations etc is a personal matter for the traveller and we urge you to take expert advice from your GP or a trusted advisor such as The Travel Doctor.
    On your list could be: Hepatitis A & B, Measles, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Influenza, Hooping Cough, Rabies – Rabies shots do not prevent rabies but slow the spread of the infection giving you time to get to the hospital

http://www.traveldoctor.co.nz/

First Aid Pack: Consider these for your emergency pack but note this list does not replace personal advice from your doctor. Checklist Ideas

  • The usual small kit of plasters/band-aids burn cream, tweezers, and sachets of eyedrops for the odd foreign object that flies in!
  • Cuts and open wounds a good antibiotic cream and treat any cut or graze quickly as the smallest can quickly lead to infection and ruin a holiday. Add peroxide and antibacterial wipes
  • Diarrhoea tablets, yes it happens! So add some rehydration sachets as well in case both ends start going
  • Sunscreen, preferably the ones that are proven to work, don’t damage sea-life and are ethical.
  • Malaria and or destination specific medications (Consult your health professional)
  • Fever Blisters and or Cold sores Acyclovir or Zovirax
  • Anti Nausea tablets. We swear by the good old ginger lozenges, go for the full strength model labelled for pregnant mums,yes guys you can take them too.
  • Mini sewing kit, good for putting buttons back on and digging out splinters!
  • Water purification: Aso consider a steripen or one of the self sterilising aluminum bottles and some water purification tablets if really going dirty and where safe water may be scarce.
  • And don’t forget the insect repellant, some places they are so big they can fly off with your babies (Just kidding!)
  • DANGER: Keep medications in original containers and where prescription medication take a copy of the same especially in some Middle East countries where unmarked drugs can cause serious issues at immigration and border crossings


NOTE: Travel is about the safest thing you can do!

Fear your lunch not your aircraft! The truth is that only 1 in 25 million people will be killed in a terrorist attack aboard a commercial airliner, yet 1 in 4,404 people will die via asphyxiation from choking on food, so you are better off being afraid of your brunch.

Seriously is the chance of a virus or a terrorist encounter enough to keep you off airplanes? You should be more concerned about the fact that your car is a high-speed death pod, statistically speaking, or that bad lifestyle habits, in the long run, can put you at risk for a fatal disease. The truth is, you're 23 times more likely to die falling off a building than in a skydiving accident, and 40 thousand times more likely to die crossing the street than in a terrorist attack on a commercial airliner. We've tapped into the National Safety Council's annual rankings of the top causes of death in the U.S. along with the odds that they will occur. Ready to face the facts? See where your fears lie on our list.

Check the 25 most common causes of death HERE


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