Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Malta

Location: Malta

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  There are currently no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Malta, but confirmed cases exist elsewhere in Europe.

CDC has issued a Level 1 (Practice Usual Precautions) Travel Notice for Malta: (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/malta)

 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.
  • Avoid contact with others and call the Malta Department of Public Health Disease Surveillance Unit at +356-2132-4086 if you believe you have contracted the coronavirus.

Assistance:

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates (https://step.state.gov/step/)

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