Thursday, August 28, 2014

UK Govt. Strongly Advises Against Travel To Sierra Leone, Liberia & Guinea

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A change in the advice  by the UK’s Foreign Office today now advises against all but essential travel to the three primary Ebola-stricken nations, and warns that as conditions deteriorate and air service to the region diminishes, it may become increasingly difficult for people to leave.

 

 

Foreign Office Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia travel advice update

Published 28 August 2014

The UK has changed its travel advice to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to these countries.

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The UK advises against all but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak and the impact this is having on commercial flights and medical facilities. British Airways have suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia until 31 December due to the deteriorating public health situation and some other airlines have also suspended flights to these countries.

If you are a British national in these countries, you should stay in contact with your employer or host organisation about the support that they can provide to you while you are in the country or should you wish to leave. You should be aware that the narrowing range of commercial flight options and growing restrictions on travel in the region may make it difficult to leave, particularly at short notice, and consider your own plans in this context.

Full travel advice to these countries can be found here.

 

The entry for Liberia reads (in part):

 

Due to the narrowing commercial options for flights and the impact on medical facilities, the FCO advise against all but essential travel to these countries, except for those involved in the direct response to the Ebola outbreak.

 

The CDC has issued strong travel warnings to the region as well, and updated their advice on August 26th.

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Updated: August 26, 2014

CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries. CDC recommends that travelers to these countries protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola.

Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel
  • Updated Ebola in Sierra Leone Updated August 26, 2014 CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries. CDC recommends that travelers to these countries protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola. Read More >>
  • Updated Ebola in Liberia Updated August 26, 2014 CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries. CDC recommends that travelers to these countries protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola. Read More >>
  • Updated Ebola in Guinea Updated August 26, 2014 CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries. CDC recommends that travelers to these countries protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola. Read More >>

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