Marburg virus alert: Dubai’s Emirates Airlines issues advisory for passengers travelling to Oman

Marburg virus alert: Dubai’s Emirates Airlines issues advisory for passengers traveling to Oman: The Sultanate of Oman has implemented health and travel precautions as a result of the Marburg virus outbreak in two nations, according to an alert from Dubai’s flag carrier Emirates Airlines.

Due to the confirmed outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus, Dubai’s Emirates Airlines has published a travel advisory on its website for customers traveling to Oman. All airlines received a warning from the Omani authorities.

The warning, which was released on Thursday, instructed people who had traveled from the affected countries to isolate themselves and get help right away if they felt sick within 21 days of their trip.

Authorities in Oman gave the warning the go-ahead to issue, advising people to delay travel to areas where the Marburg virus is present and to take precautions if they must go immediately.
Customers who have traveled to Oman from the affected countries, the airline advised in its most recent advisory, “must isolate themselves and seek immediate assistance if they feel unwell within 21 days of travel.”

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The Republic of Tanzania and Guinea were among the places that were noted as being affected. The health authorities in Oman advise people to delay travel to these nations and to take precautions if they must go immediately.

Emirates clarified that it wasn’t the only airline to issue the travel advice in a statement sent to Khaleej Times. According to a spokesperson, all airlines were required to issue the advisory by the Oman Civil Aviation Authority.

According to the airline, service between Dubai and the city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania is continuing as usual. It continued, “Reports about the Marburg virus are closely monitored, including the most recent recommendations from pertinent health authorities.”

Similar isolation guidelines were recently released by the UAE for incoming travelers who have visited the two places.
They should visit the closest medical facility or the emergency rooms of nearby hospitals, according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap).

The Mohap previously stated, “Those who traveled to the affected areas should inform medical staff that they have been to an area where the Marburg virus disease is spreading or that they have come into contact with infected individuals.”

Additionally, those exhibiting hemorrhagic fever symptoms for longer than 21 days have been advised to seek medical attention.

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