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Coronavirus Update

February 2020

It is business as usual in Cape Town and the Western Cape, South Africa and no one should change their plans about visiting us.


Cape Town and the Western Cape is open for business.  To date, there are no cases of the coronavirus reported.  And, there have been no travel advisories issued to date regarding travel to South Africa in terms of the coronavirus.


South Africa is well-positioned to deal with this issue. There is a national plan for emerging disease outbreaks that is being followed.  Travellers are encouraged to follow the guidance issued by sources of public health information and travel advisories when travelling.


Our Port Health officials routinely conduct temperature screening for all international travellers. However, due to the current risk of importation of inadvertent cases of 2019-nCoV from Wuhan City in China, our Port Health authorities have intensified surveillance of all travellers from Asia.


The World Health Organization's Situation Report as of 11 February 2020, click here

"WHO does not recommend any specific health measures for travellers. In case of symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness either during or after travel, travellers are encouraged to seek medical attention and share their travel history with their healthcare provider."


Download your A3 print-ready poster on Coronavirus here

Informational links:

WTTC Coronavirus briefing (11 February 2020), click here

For the latest information from the World Health Organisation, click here

All you need to know about the Coronavirus from the Western Cape Government, click here

Department of Home Affairs statement (29 January 2020), click here

For medical/clinical related queries in South Africa: Contact the NICD Hotline +27 82 883 9920

Guidelines and other useful resources are available on the NICD website: www.nicd.ac.za