Information on novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV

In connection with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, which has been occurring in recent weeks in the countries of South-East Asia, the State Sanitary Inspectorate for the Lublin Province informs that the most current and up-to-date information on prevention and undertaken actions is published on the website of the Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Lublin.

The State Sanitary Inspectorate in consultation with other services, including border guards and airport services, conducts ongoing monitoring of persons crossing the Polish border. In accordance with the adopted procedures, all those arriving in Poland from China and other Asian countries are subject to on-going health checks and are required to fill in documents to allow locating them easily within the next 2 weeks.

The novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV is a sheath virus susceptible to all lipid solvents. Remember to wash your hands frequently with soap and water or disinfect them with an alcohol-based agent.

If travellers from high-risk areas of the virus (these areas are communicated by the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate on an ongoing basis) come to Poland:

- All those travelling by plane will receive a Passenger Location Card – which contains a request for contact data and location.

- The first verification whether the traveller has illness symptoms, e.g. increased body temperature will take place on-board of the airplane. If the traveller has symptoms and travels from a high-risk area of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV infection, airport health service will be contacted.

The virus can incubate for up to 14 days. Usually 5-6 days. During this time, travellers from high-risk areas should observe their health condition.

If symptoms such as:
- fever above 380C,

- coughing,
- dyspnoea
appear, the travellers should contact a doctor who will instruct them on further action.


    Iwona Beksiak
    Date of addition
    3 February 2020