Travel advice - avian influenza
Travellers to countries and areas where infection of humans with avian influenza (bird flu) has been detected should take certain precautions.
Travel advice – avian influenza
Travellers to countries and areas where infection of humans with avian influenza has been detected should take certain precautions.
- Avoid contact with sick and dying birds/animals
- Avoid direct contact with birds, including poultry and wild birds
- Avoid places where poultry are kept and markets with live birds
- Avoid contact with surfaces that are soiled with faeces or secretions from birds
Otherwise, it is important to practise good hand hygiene and to ensure that meat, eggs and other products from birds are hygienically prepared and thoroughly cooked/fried.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has not recommended any travel restrictions to or from countries with confirmed outbreaks of avian influenza that have infected humans.
After returning home after a stay abroad in risk areas, avoid visiting Norwegian livestock farms for the first 10 days after returning home, especially Norwegian poultry farms. This is to prevent people who may be exposed abroad from bringing the infection into the Norwegian poultry population. It is prohibited for private individuals to import meat, eggs and other poultry products from areas with avian influenza.