Human Coronaviruses cause infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person through: 

  • respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze 
  • close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands 
  • touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands 

We encourage all travellers to engage in preventative measures as outlined: 

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands 
  • stay home if you are sick 

When coughing or sneezing: 

  • cover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues to reduce the spread of germs 
  • immediately dispose of any tissues you have used into the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards 

More information is available here