Venezuela activated protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to detect, contain and prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) at the country’s airports, informed the Deputy Health Minister Marisela Bermúdez on a telephone conversation held during an event led by President Nicolás Maduro to celebrate the Doctors’ Day and broadcast by state-run TV station Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).
List below, you’ll find the key health control measures adopted at Venezuela’s international airports:
- The crew hands out relevant health information to the epidemiology staff at airlines’ counters.
- Passengers, especially those arriving from countries where coronavirus cases have been reported, head to a health checkpoint to have their temperature checked.
- Passengers found with symptoms, such as fever and dry cough, are sent to a second health checkpoint, where they have to fill out an ID traveler form.
- Stations have been set up in the event passengers have to be isolated.
- Health care centers have been opened to treat passengers with suspected coronavirus in the event of potential complications.
No coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Venezuela so far.
Presidential Press Office