Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ebola & Travel: What You Need to Know

Anytime you turn on the news lately, you cannot help but hear more about Ebola. There has been a lot of uncertainty and questions about travel and Ebola, so we have gathered as many resources as possible in this post for you to share with your travelers on the topic.
Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs & Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin new layers of entry screening at the five U.S. airports that receive more than 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. 

New York’s JFK International Airport will begin the new screening process this Saturday. The enhanced entry screening at Washington-Dulles, Newark, Chicago-O’Hare, and Atlanta international airports will be implemented next week. Click here for a fact sheet from the CDC and DHS detailing the new screening process and
More News on the Advanced Screening:

Information from ISOS
International SOS (ISOS), a medical and travel security services company, has created a video sharing what business travelers need to know about Ebola.
ISOS tracks the latest news on ebola here.
Ebola Facts
Education materials in multiple languages to understand and spread awareness of Ebola

Information from the CDC:
Facts About Ebola in the US - Infographic
Guidance on Air Medical Transport for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease
Signs & Symptoms
Questions and Answers on Ebola

Why Europe Cannot Ignore This:
More Cases of Ebola In Europe Unavoidable: WHO – Huffington PostAccording to the article, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that Europe would almost certainly see more cases of Ebola after a nurse in Spain became the first person known to have caught the virus outside Africa.

Ebola in Europe: What Went Wrong – The Daily Beast

What’s Next?

On Friday, the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a field hearing on how the government is coordinating its response to the Ebola outbreak.
Looking to learn more? Tune in to a webinar, Risk Radar: Managing the Medical and Security Implications of the Ebola Epidemic - How will you protect your travelers? on October 22 at 12 p.m. ET. The webinar is the first installment of a special Risk Radar webinar series brought to you by the GBTA Risk Committee, and it will examine the Ebola outbreak from both a medical and security perspective to help participants develop a comprehensive understanding of its implications to traveler

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