Ebola Fact Sheet for Travelers

The Department of Homeland Security has discontinued mandatory enhanced entry screening for airline passengers traveling to the United States from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea on December 28, in Sierra Leone on November 7, and in Liberia on September 2, 2015.   CDC downgraded the travel notice for Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia to Level 1, no longer advising against nonessential travel, and no longer recommending that all persons practice enhanced precautions when traveling to these countries.  The Department of State removed the Travel Warning for Sierra Leone on November 4 and for Liberia on July 24, 2015.  The Travel Alert for parts of West Africa was removed on December 4, 2015.

The CDC has provided interim guidance to public health authorities, airlines, and other partners for evaluating risk of exposure of persons coming from countries affected by Ebola. Please note that neither the Bureau of Consular Affairs nor the Embassy deals with quarantine issues and cannot prevent a U.S. citizen from being quarantined should local health authorities require it. For questions about quarantine, please visit the CDC website that addresses quarantine and isolation issues.