The danger is not over yet. According to European weather service, Meteoalarm, parts of Italy and Austria, as well as Croatia, Hungary and Poland, are among several areas still struck by extreme heat. For those travelling to affected countries, CEGA offers this advice:
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It’s set to attract more than 10,500 athletes, 380,000 visitors and sales of over 7.5 million tickets.
With less than 60 days between now and one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, it’s time to start thinking about the health and safety of individuals travelling to see the action - whether that’s you, your employees or your customers.
Click here to read our 'Ready Steady Go to Rio' guide.
A disease linked to the Zika virus in the Americas and other countries presents a global public health emergency. Pregnant women in particular are advised not to travel to areas where there are current outbreaks of the virus.
CEGA is directing customers planning a trip to the Americas or other locations to our pre-travel risk management services and is also communicating important advice about the virus from the World Health Organisation and Foreign Office.
In the meantime, our multilingual teams of assistance, medical and travel experts are ready and waiting to help individuals adversely affected by the virus - drawing on our 40 years’ experience and trusted network of partners all over the Americas and beyond.
For the most recent updates we recommend you refer to the following websites:
World Health Organisation information
Foreign Office travel advice
With baby Nubia's discharge from hospital, there are now no known Ebola cases in Guinea and the country is counting down the days until the all clear can be declared. Liberia and Sierra Leone are both free too. Continued vigilance is necessary but the focus now turns to a whole host of health challenges for citizens and visitors alike.