Easing Border Restrictions Plan to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

This plan provides key public health measures that can be considered when easing border restrictions to COVID-19.

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Description:

This plan provides the framework to safely lift border restrictions based on clear understanding of the disease transmission patterns in potential travel zones.

Principles for easing border restrictions:

  1. Decisions will be informed by the best available information
  2. Inclusive decisions involve border agencies
  3. Human rights apply
  4. Vulnerable populations are protected
  5. Phased approach
  6. Border restrictions may tighten or relax depending on epidemic trajectories
  7. Health system preparedness and readiness are optimised

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