Entry screening process modified for passengers from Guinea

CDC offers Modified Check and Report sheets for passengers from Guinea. | Courtesy of the CDC
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Monday that entrance screenings at airports will be modified for travelers from Guinea.

New screening process will allow passengers that do not express additional risk factors to be given a Check and Report Ebola kit that includes a thermometer, public health department contact information and information about the virus. The CDC also states that passengers from Guinea will not be required to be monitored by health departments.

Travelers from Guinea will still be transferred to specific airports in order to conduct initial screenings and to detail their travel and potential exposure history relating to Ebola virus disease (EVD).

According to the CDC, passengers leaving Guinea will be subject to the country’s screening process.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday that Guinea has been declared free of Ebola transmission after a 42-day period passed since the country’s last reported and confirmed case.

The CDC has also lessened entry and screening requirements for travelers coming to the U.S. from Sierra Leone and from Liberia. The CDC will continue to support prevention and detection measures against the virus in countries affected by the outbreak.

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