Metro No Travel Restrictions for Nigeria, Other Nations With Ebola Cases - U. S.



The U.S. Department of State has said that no #Ebola-related travel restrictions have been issued by the agency for #Nigeria, #Guinea and Sierra Leone.

A ``factsheet’’ issued by the state department on its response to Ebola virus, said the agency only issued a travel warning on Aug. 7, 2014 against non-essential travel to Liberia.
``Due to a lack of options for routine health care services, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members residing with embassy staff in Monrovia to begin Aug. 8, 2014.’’
It said U.S. government employees in Liberia would remain on active duty at the embassy and additional staff members are being deployed to assist Liberia in addressing the Ebola outbreak.
The state department, however, said the U.S Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued alerts for the four West African countries affected by Ebola.
The countries, include Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
On Nigeria, CDC had issued ``a level two alert’’.
The alert notifies travelers of the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and to inform them of measures they can take to minimise risks of contracting the disease.
According to the state department, U.S embassies in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone will remain open and will continue business as usual.
``We remain deeply committed to supporting regional and international efforts to deliver health care as well as contain and control the transmission of the Ebola virus,’’ the statement stated.