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Guidance for cruise ships
ECDC provides guidance to facilitate the re-start of operations of cruise ships in the EU, by recommending minimum measures expected to be implemented by all those concerned, while maintaining general safety and security standards.Read more
Safe resumption of railway services
The European Union’s Agency’s for Railways (ERA), the European Commission, and ECDC have developed the following COVID-19 railway protocol, outlining the operational guidelines for the resumption of railway operations in Europe.Read more
This page provides information for travellers and public health authorities about health issues related to specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that may affect travellers’ health.
Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers - Addendum to the Aviation Health Safety Protocol
COVID-19 Rail Protocol: Recommendations for safe resumption of railway services in Europe
COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol: Guidance for the management of airline passengers in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic
Rapid risk assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the hajj 2019, Saudi Arabia, 9–14 August 2019
Rapid Risk Assessment: Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the Hajj 2017, Saudi Arabia, 30 August – 4 September 2017
Ongoing mass gatherings
Infectious diseases on aircraft
As increasing numbers of people travel by air, the potential risk of introduction and spread of infectious diseases by travellers is on the rise.
Accommodation site list for Legionnaires' disease
This list below shows the current accommodation sites in EU/EEA countries with which clusters of Legionnaires’ disease have been identified but where the European Legionnaires’ disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) is unable to assess the risk of Legionella infection, or where ELDSNet believe there may be increased risk to travellers.Read more