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:
Five U.S. Airports to Enhance Screening for Ebola – USA Today
U.S. to Begin Ebola Screenings at 5 Airports – The New York Times
Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won’t Work – NPR
Mark your calendars for Risk Radar: Managing the Medical and Security Implications of the Ebola Epidemic – How will you protect your travelers?, next Wednesday, 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 travelers.
Additional webinar series from iJET:
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.
Education materials in multiple languages to understand and spread awareness of ebola
Why Europe Cannot Ignore This:
More Cases of Ebola In Europe Unavoidable: WHO – Huffington Post
According 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
Other Helpful Articles on Ebola & Travel:
F.A.Q on Ebola and Travel – The New York Times
Advice for Business Travelers – ISOS
What Travelers Need to Know About the Ebola Virus Outbreak – PeterGreenberg.com
What Role Do Airports Play in All of This – Politico Morning Transportation
Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries? – Washington Post
Ebola Patient in Dallas Hospital Dies – USA Today
Second Possible Ebola Case Reported in Texas – Huffington Post
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 travelers.