EU healthy gateways

The HEALTHY GATEWAYS Joint Action will produce guidelines, catalogues of best practices and action plans to be implemented by Member State health authorities at operational level in the field of transport, covering all types of health threats, risk communication, advice for public health event management and contingency planning. The action will also support rapid exchange of information in the event of cross-border health risks, using electronic means via established communication networks for points of entry.  Online and face-to-face training on contingency planning and management of events at points of entry will be provided at the European, national and local level, while the Joint Action will also support the execution of hygiene inspections on ships and airplanes.

To read more about this on the European Commission website go to: http://ec.europa.eu/chafea/news/news595.html