FAQ traveling during the COVID-19 outbreak

Indonesia president and Jakarta governor has instructed Indonesian to start working from home, or announcing that schools, offices, mosques, churches, temples, and viharas would be closed for weeks to reduce the growth of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some tips and FAQ for you to be able to have a safe trip during the coronavirus pandemic:


  1. Should I cancel my trip when I really need to travel for work or emergency situation during the COVID-19 outbreak?

According to World Health Organization, the answer is no…

“Travelers should not really cancel their plans but they should take into account the various restrictions that airlines have put in place when planning for the next trips.” said Dr. Carmen Doela, Head, International Health Regulations Secretariat WHO.


  1. What precaution should I take when choosing and staying in a hotel?

Choose hotels that provided several procedures in preventing coronavirus. KINI Luxury Capsule has provided disinfectant on the reception table that guests can use any time during your stay. KINI Luxury Capsule also disinfect the capsules with Dettol Antiseptic Liquid every day. KINI also perform disinfectant fogging to prevent any germs and virus.

Similar with practicing personal protection measures. Don’t forget to wash your hands properly with soaps and water for at least 20 seconds, use alcohol-based disinfectant, make sure food hygiene practices are also considered.


  1. Should I avoid large crowds, like the airport?

If you have to travel you have to go to the airport. However, it may help you to reduce your risk of being defected by staying away from people which maybe suspected COVID-19 cases.


  1. Should I use mask when I am healthy while traveling?

Mask is not effective for healthy people, so the answer is no. Don’t use mask when you’re healthy, except when you are a healthcare worker.

 Quoted directly from WHO website:

 Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19. Disposable face mask can only be used once. If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask. There is a world-wide shortage of masks, so WHO urges people to use masks wisely.

 WHO advises rational use of medical masks to avoid unnecessary wastage of precious resources and mis-use of masks  (see Advice on the use of masks).

The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing. See basic protective measures against the new coronavirus for more information.


  1. What are the most essential things to do to protect myself from coronavirus or COVID-19?

The CDC has issued recommendations for travelers arriving from dozens of countries with widespread cases to stay home for 14 days.

The CDC and the WHO recommend several basic measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19:

  • Wash your hands oftenfor at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Contact a health worker if you have symptoms; fever and a dry cough are most common.
  • DON’T touch your face.
  • DON’T travel if you have a fever and cough.
  • DON’T wear a face mask if you are well.
  • Remember your coughing etiquette: sneeze and cough to your elbow!

The following measures ARE NOT effective against COVID-2019 and can be harmful:

  • Smoking
  • Wearing multiple masks
  • Taking antibiotics

In any case, if you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early to reduce the risk of developing a more severe infection and be sure to share your recent travel history with your health care provider.

We wish you a safe travel!




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