The Lunar New Year is celebrated in different ways in many Asian countries and cultures. It is also known as Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, Tet and Seollal. The Year of the Dragon celebrations will officially begin on 10 February 2024 and are likely to attract large crowds and international visitors.
The following precautions are recommended:
- Mass events can favour gastrointestinal and respiratory infections, therefore: careful personal and food hygiene.
- The risk of accidents can also be increased (CAVE alcohol!).
- To avoid sexually transmitted diseases (HIV, syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, etc.): Safer sex practices (condoms).
- COVID-19: Check, entry and return regulations, see IATA LINK. Observe strict personal hygiene and follow the recommendations and regulations of your host country
- Avian influenza is particularly widespread in China. Avoid contact with poultry and their droppings. Do not visit bird and poultry markets/farms and do not import poultry meat from China. Travellers should also wash their hands frequently with soap and water.
Recommended vaccinations and other health risks: See the respective country page at www.healthytravel.ch/countries/.