Borders reopens: What if you test positive for Covid-19 during your holiday?


The SOP for handling positive Covid-19 cases for tourists differ from country to country. — AFP

The timing couldn’t be worse: You’re enjoying your first trip abroad since the pandemic began and suddenly your Covid-19 rapid test comes back positive. In view of the persistent spread of the Omicron variant, getting infected with the coronavirus is still a real possibility at any time, including when travelling.

What happens next when you test positive while on holiday depends on a number of factors – such as which country you are in or the severity of your symptoms. It also makes a difference whether the trip is organised by a tour operator or whether you are travelling independently.

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