07:12am Wednesday 22 November 2017

Enhanced Airport Entry Screening To End for Travelers from Liberia to the United States

Travelers departing Liberia will remain subject to outbound screening measures, and the United States will continue to support Liberia’s Ebola prevention and detection measures, including at its primary international airport.

On Sept. 3, 2015, the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola transmission. This date marked more than 42 days (two 21-day incubation periods) after the release of the last survivor of Ebola from a Liberian Ebola treatment unit (ETU).

Also on Sept. 3, 2015, CDC downgraded the travel notice for Ebola in Liberia to Watch Level 1, which means CDC recommends U.S. residents practice usual precautions when traveling to Liberia. Travel notices inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations.

Screening and monitoring measures remain in place for travelers entering the United States from Guinea and Sierra Leone. This includes travelers from Liberia who have also traveled to either Guinea or Sierra Leone within the previous 21 days.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Contact: Media Relations, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

 


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