The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- Fatigue, and
- Dry cough
There are other, less common, symptoms that may affect people including:
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Conjunctivitis (Inflammation or infection of the eyeball and the inner eyelid)
- Nasal Congestion
- Loss of smell
- Loss of taste
- Sore throat
- Muscle or joint pain,
- Skin rashes,
- Chills or dizziness.
Symptoms of severe COVID‐19 disease include: Shortness of breath, Loss of appetite, Confusion, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, High temperature (above 38 °C).
Other less common symptoms are: Irritability, Confusion, Reduced consciousness (sometimes associated with seizures), Anxiety, Depression, Sleep disorders, More severe and rare neurological complications such as strokes, brain inflammation, delirium and nerve damage.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should follow the advice of the NZ Ministry of Health Guidelines. Airlines have the right to refuse travel to anyone they believe is not fit to fly so if staff suspect you have symptoms such as a fever or new persistent cough you may be turned away.