Directorate General Health & Consumers
Preparedness and response
Serious cross-border health threats
According to Decision 1082/2013/EU on serious cross border health threats, the EU Member States consult each other within the Health Security Committee (HSC) and in liaison with the Commission with a view to exchanging information as regards serious cross border health threats and coordinating their response.
Latest update: 27.05.2014
- Travel advice: New recommendations for residents and visitors to polio-infected countries. Available in all EU languages
Latest update: 03.06.2014
- World Health Organization travel advice on MERS-CoV for pilgrimages
- Statement on MERS-CoV infection advice with regard to travelling
- Statement on advice to Health Care Workers caring for patients with confirmed or possible MERS-CoV infection
Latest update: 22.04.2014
During an audio-conference on 11 April 2014, the HSC discussed the currently ongoing outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Western Africa and requested that information for travellers travelling to and from the affected areas should be provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
A traveller advice leaflet is available in all EU languages .