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Getting on a plane

Text updated on 13 Jul 2020

If symptoms occur, try to delay your trip if possible.

⃞ fever ⃞ cough ⃞ sore throat ⃞ shortness of breath ⃞ loss of taste or smell ⃞ nasal congestion ⃞ nasal discharge
⃞ frostbite ⃞ diarrhea

How do you catch COVID-19?

Did you know this? At the beginning of the outbreak in China, 11 patients COVID-19 were admitted to hospital in Zhejiang province: they had all taken the same flight, indicating that they had probably been infected during their air travel. For more information, please visit

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Wear a mask for the duration of the trip.

Were you aware of this? On a flight from Singapore to Zhejiang, China, 10 out of 325 passengers were infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, while none of the crew members, all of whom were wearing masks unlike the passengers, became infected. For more information

Why and how to handle his mask?

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Drink and eat before you get on the plane in order to limit the need to remove your mask once on the plane.

Did you know this?A person traveling from China to Toronto with a dry cough wore a mask for the entire flight. A few days later, tests revealed that she had COVID-19. None of the crew members or passengers were contaminated.For more information

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In the airplane bathroom, a very confined area, do not remove your mask.

  • Did you know this? An analysis of numerous cases of cluster contamination in Japan shows that the vast majority of contamination cases have occurred in closed, confined areas. For more information

  • Did you know that? In Fangcang, a sports centre in Wuhan converted into a temporary hospital, the most contaminated air (in terms of quantity of viral particles) was observed in the toilets, narrow and unventilated rooms. For more information

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Wash your hands regularly with hydroalcoholic gel (after using the toilet, after touching objects potentially touched by other people, etc.).

Did you know this? A study of the SARS outbreak in 2002 showed that washing hands more than ten times a day reduced the rate of infection. For more information

Why wash your hands?

Tops, masks!

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