Points of Entry

Today's high traffic at points of entry (PoE) – airports, ports and ground crossings – can play a key role in the international spread of diseases through persons, conveyances and goods. Points of entry provisions in the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) outline obligations and recommendations that enable countries to better prevent, prepare for and respond to these public health risks occurring at PoE including conveyances.
WHO has developed courses and training materials which are aimed at strengthening knowledge and competencies of public health professionals at PoE.



PAGnet is an web-based network that brings together public health officials in relation to international travel and transport and key partners to share information public health activities at ports, airports and ground crossings (PAG) including those related to public health emergency preparedness and response affecting international travel and transport.