EBOLA TRAVEL BANS by Reuters, Voice of America, Dental Tourism News Today
On pages that follow you will find a list of countries that have recently enacted Ebola related travel bans or restrictions. The list is updated often so check back. - Dental Tourism News Today
(Reuters) - The deadliest outbreak on record of the Ebola virus has prompted some countries to respond with travel bans, in an attempt to curb the spread of the deadly virus. The World Health Organization has recommended against any general ban on travel or trade with the West African countries that have been affected by the epidemic. The three countries most affected by the virus are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There were a small number of cases in both Senegal and Nigeria, but the WHO declared Senegal Ebola-free on Oct. 18 and declared Nigeria Ebola-free on Oct. 20.
Zambia, Aug. 9: Bans travelers from countries affected by the Ebola virus
* Sources: Reuters, government websites, here
(Compiled by Leslie Adler; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES By Travel Agent Central
Caribbean and Latin American countries have announced bans on entry to foreigners who have traveled through the three primary West African countries most affected by Ebola.
The Dominican Republic became the latest Caribbean island to ban entry to foreigners who have visited Ebola-affected countries. According to eturbonews.com, Jamaica said it would not accept travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the time being.
Other destinations with travel bans include Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Haiti, St. Lucia, Colombia and Belize.
Haiti reports that the United Nations' seeking of volunteers to fight Ebola in Africa prompted three government ministries and the office of national security to issue a statement banning Haitians from volunteering, according to the Miami Herald.
The ban came on the heels of a request by Haiti’s health ministry to international agencies to suspend rotations to Haiti of employees from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and any other countries facing the epidemic. - Travel Agent Central
Mexico - Has re-instituted temperature screening at international airports as performed during the Swine Flu pandemic in 2009. Authorities will not permit Ebola infected individuals entry as evidenced by the recent denial of permission for a potential Ebola carrier to disembark from a US cruise ship for a medical flight back to the US.
ASIA by Voice of America, Dental Tourism News Today
Manila - The Philippine government announced it would not permit it's nationals to work abroad as nurses in the affected West African countries and that the countries health care providers are preparing to combat the Ebola virus should it occur in the country. - Dental Tourism News Today
China - At major international airports in China, special screening lines for travelers from West Africa have also been set up. China has many business people in West Africa. Some 8,672 individuals have traveled to Guangdong from Ebola-hit areas in West Africa since late August. And of that number, more than 5,437 have been released from medical supervision. - Voice of America
New Delhi - India says it has set in place a tracking and surveillance system to detect any cases of Ebola in the country. Thermal scanners are being used at immigration counters at 15 international airports to monitor those who have traveled through Ebola-hit countries. India has not reported any cases of Ebola. But with more than 45,000 Indians living in West Africa, concerns of the disease spreading to India remain high. - Voice of America