02 February 2020 – Preventative actions undertaken at Simón Bolívar International Airport

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Executive Order, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Foreign Affairs, Health, Immigration, Military, Transportation
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: National Government, Ministry of Health, the National Institute of Civil Aeronautics in conjunction with security agencies

Overview: The Minister of Health, Carlos Alvarado, announced the implementation of actions to identify possible suspected cases of Coronavirus at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, La Guaira state, through the activation of the National Preparedness and Response Committee and the International Health Office.

Actions were initiated to identify possible suspicious cases at the Maiquetía international airport, with the collaboration of the National Institute of Civil Aeronautics and the airlines that operate with international trips, for the filling and analysis of the traveler identification form
He announced that these preventive actions will soon be extended to other international ports and airports in Venezuela, in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Full details here: http://www.mpps.gob.ve/index.php/sala-de-prensa/notnac/275-activan-medidas-de-control-sanitario-para-identificar-posibles-casos-sospechosos-de-coronavirus

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government
Evidence/Justification: Following recommendations of the World Health Organization