There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. As of January 30th, the New Zealand Minister of Health has stated that no cases of the coronavirus have yet to be confirmed in New Zealand. We recommend you follow the below precautions:
- CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice for travel to China. Consult the CDC website for more information.
- 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.
- U.S. Consulate Auckland, New Zealand, +64 (9) 303 2724, AucklandACS@state.gov
- State Department – Consular Affairs, +1 888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- For the latest information from the New Zealand government, visit https://www.health.govt.nz/
- Check out www.travel.state.gov for the latest travel information from the U.S. Department of State
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