COVID-19: Updates

Updated April 2, 2020

Since late December there have been an increasing number of cases of viral pneumonia caused by infection with the new coronavirus. The situation is constantly developing and the SOS International alarm centre has registered more than 9400 cases related to COVID-19 at this point in time. 

Travel restrictions
If you are planning to travel abroad it is recommended to follow the advice given by your Ministry of Foreign Affair.

See the current travel guides at the Nordic Foreign Ministries:

Denmark: Udenrigsministeriet
Norway: Utenriksdepartementet
Sweden: Utrikesdepartementet
Finland: Ulkoministeriö

SOS International keeps updated on instructions from Nordic authorities and local authorities at the destinations where there are special circumstances. Operations follow the instructions from authorities at all times and the applicable conditions from the insurance companies.

New Confirmed cases per date

The number of new cases is constantly updated and can be seen at the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control

Risk of spread

WHO, World Health Organization, has increased the assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at a global level.

For daily updates, visit WHO’s website

Symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Muscle pain
  • Tiredness

Further information about how to respond to COVID-19

Do you have symptoms of COVID-19? Travelers should always follow the directions of the local authorities.

See more information about how act here:

Sundhedsstyrelsen (Denmark)

Folkehelseinstituttet (Norway)

Folkhälsomyndigheten (Sweden)

Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos (Finland)

Prevent infection

Viral airway infections, like influenza and new corona virus, are often transmitted through handshakes or spread when coughing and sneezing.

Protect yourself and others with these advice.

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with water and soap. Use hand sanitizer if possible.
  • Ensure correct hygiene around foods.
  • Avoid close contact with visibly ill individuals with symptoms of infectious airway disease (cough etc.)

 

Read also: COVID-19: Update on SOS International’s State of Preparedness

Contact us

Are you travelling and in need of acute assistance?

Contact SOS International's alarm centre on +45 7010 5050.

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