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Ebola Screening Begins at Designated U.S. Airports

October 7, 2022 • 9:34 am CDT
U.S. Dept. of State
(Vax Before Travel)

The U. S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, announced yesterday that out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection would apply new layers of passenger screening at these five U.S. airports in response to the ongoing Sudan Ebolavirus outbreak.

At 11:59 p.m. ET on October 6, 2022, U.S.-bound passengers who have been in Uganda in the 21 days before their arrival will be routed to one of the following designated airports: New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), or Washington (IAD) for enhanced disease screening. 

The enhanced Ebola screening applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and visa holders, including Diplomatic and Official visas.

To notify international travelers of their potential health risks, the U.S. CDC issued an Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions, regarding the Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

The CDC stated on October 4, 2022, to avoid non-essential travel to outbreak regions.

As of October 7, 2022, no U.S. FDA-authorized vaccines or treatments are targeting Sudan Ebolavirus.

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