OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY INFORMATION
New content has been added to Travel Health Pro regarding the quality of air at country level. This obviously affects anyone travelling who has any respiratory disease or risk. Global Health Travel Clinics offer advice to travellers visiting certain locations. Last November we issued warnings to travellers going to Delhi, India due to dangerous levels of air pollution/smog. Copied below.
To check the air quality yourself go to https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/
November 2019 Air pollution – New Delhi India
Extreme and dangerous levels of air pollution are reported in New Delhi. Travellers are advised to take sensible precautions to minimise their exposure to high levels of air pollution.
Travellers are advised to take sensible precautions to minimise exposure to high levels of air pollution by:
Restricting time spent outside
Restricting physical exercise outside
Public Health England (PHE) advise that a properly fitted face mask may provide some protection. While masks should be available in India, travellers may choose to buy their own before travelling. PHE recommend masks that comply with EU standards P2 or P3. Ensure masks fit properly.