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


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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

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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

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Controlling the Spread of COVID-19 at Ground Crossings

(ADVANCED VERSION 1.01 - 30th June 2020)

Since the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) entered into force in 2007, there has been increasing recognition that, unlike airports and ports, ground crossings often constitute informal passages between two countries without a physical structure, barriers, or borders. Moreover, ground crossings play an important role in the international spread of disease. Travellers and people living and working on and around borders are particularly vulnerable to this threat.

At the end of this course, you should be able to reduce the spread of COVID-19 resulting from travel, transportation, and trade on and around ground crossings by:
- Identifying priority ground crossings and communities;
- Scaling up preparedness and control measures at these locations.

Target audience:
- National IHR Focal Points (NFPs);
- Authorities responsible for implementing the IHR at ground crossings;
- Representatives of government and non-government organizations and their partners at ground crossings;
- Public health professionals involved in disease surveillance, communication, emergency preparedness and response, animal health and environmental health at ground crossings and in nearby communities.

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Promoting Public Health Measures in Response To COVID-19 on Cargo Ships and Fishing Vessels

(ADVANCED VERSION 1.01 - 3rd November 2020)

Seafarers on cargo ships (vessels that transport goods and carry no passengers) and fishing vessels face particular challenges in carrying out their functions and maintaining their health in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.


They work in close contact environments likely to facilitate the transmission of COVID-19. In some cases, they embark on extended voyages without calling at any port for long periods. An outbreak on board a ship is a concern for the safety and well-being of the crew and may affect the crew’s ability to safely navigate and operate the ship.

At the end of this course, you should be able to: 
- Describe the public health measures that may protect seafarers throughout their journey to the vessel, on the vessel, and on the way home; 
- Prevent and manage an outbreak of COVID-19 disease on board a cargo ship or fishing vessel

Target audience:
- Shipowners;
- Seafarers;
- Unions and associations;
- Competent authorities for health and transport.

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