Management of ill travelers at points of entry in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

(ADVANCED VERSION 1.03 - 9th April 2020)

Under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005, public health authorities at international ports, airports and ground crossings are required to establish effective contingency plans and arrangements for responding to events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern and to communicate with their National IHR Focal Point about relevant public health measures. 

The current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has spread across borders through travelers, conveyances,  which has prompted demands for the detection and management of suspected cases at points of entry (POE), including ports, airports and ground crossings, on board conveyances. 

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
- outline the core capacities to be in place for managing ill travellers suspected to have COVID-19 at points of entry and on conveyances of all types;
- put in place mechanisms that facilitate the management of ill travellers suspected to have COVID-19 at points of entry and on conveyances of all types.

Target audience:
- National IHR Focal Points
- Public health authorities and operators at Points of Entry
- Conveyance operators
- Other stakeholders involved in managing public health events at Points of Entry


Operational Considerations for Managing COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks on Board Ships

(ADVANCED VERSION 1.03 - 9th April 2020)

Under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005, public health authorities at international ports, airports and ground crossings are required to establish effective contingency plans and arrangements for responding to events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern and to communicate with their National IHR Focal Point about relevant public health measures. 

The current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has spread across borders through travelers, conveyances,  which has prompted demands for the detection and management of suspected cases at points of entry (POE), including ports, airports and ground crossings, on board conveyances. 

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Draft an outbreak management plan for managing COVID-19 cases and outbreaks onboard ships;
- Manage an outbreak of COVID-19 disease on board a ship;
- Perform follow-up epidemiological and environmental investigation.

Target audience:
- National IHR Focal Points
- Port health authorities (PHAs) and local, provincial, and national health surveillance and response systems
- Ship operators and port operators

Operational Considerations for Managing COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks in Aviation

(ADVANCED VERSION 1.01 - 16th April 2020)

Under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005, public health authorities at international ports, airports and ground crossings are required to establish effective contingency plans and arrangements for responding to events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern and to communicate with their National IHR Focal Point about relevant public health measures. 

The current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has spread across borders through travelers, conveyances,  which has prompted demands for the detection and management of suspected cases at points of entry (POE), including ports, airports and ground crossings, on board conveyances. 

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
- draft an airport public health contingency plan for managing COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in aviation;
- manage an outbreak of COVID-19 disease in aviation.

Target audience:
- National IHR Focal Points (NFPs)
- Airport health authorities and local, provincial, and national health surveillance and response systems
- Civil aviation authorities, airport operators, aircraft operators, airports, and airlines