Articles tagged “ebola”

No Travel Restrictions Yet After Congo Ebola Outbreak

No Travel Restrictions Yet After Congo Ebola Outbreak

Katherine Tam, Bloomberg

The Ebola outbreak in the Congo in Central Africa doesn't appear to be widespread at this point, but health authorities will need to provide aid quickly, and travel companies will have to monitor the situation.

1 month ago

Ebola Travel Bans Still Aren’t Over for Liberians

Ebola Travel Bans Still Aren’t Over for Liberians

Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Clarence Roy-Macaulay and Boubacar Diallo, Associated Press

The remaining restrictions seem to be more about various countries' border officials being a bit lazy with the paperwork rather than protecting their countries from disease.

3 years ago

The One Airline That Really Wants You to Know That ‘Africa is Not Ebola’

The One Airline That Really Wants You to Know That ‘Africa is Not Ebola’

Dan Peltier, Skift

It'll take more than a hashtag to get small-minded travelers comfortable with taking a trip to the African continent. Still, hats off to Brussels Airlines for trying to raise awareness of an issue that isn't being widely discussed.

3 years ago

North Korea Drops Its Ebola Travel Restrictions

North Korea Drops Its Ebola Travel Restrictions

Eric Talmadge, Bloomberg

A newly open North Korea isn't going to hurt tourism anywhere else in the region.

3 years ago

Morocco Hopes Its Protective Ebola Moves Will Bolster Tourism

Morocco Hopes Its Protective Ebola Moves Will Bolster Tourism

Souhail Karam, Bloomberg

It's a sad reality, but in a world where tourism to east Africa has dropped because of tourism concerns, playing hardball in an effort to make tourist-feeding nations happy isn't the worst idea.

4 years ago

New Yorkers Still Wary of Banning Travelers From West Africa

New Yorkers Still Wary of Banning Travelers From West Africa

Rafat Ali, Skift

New York state residents are less panicky about Ebola at their doorsteps than rest of the country. Though that may change if more cases and more bungling by authorities comes to light.

4 years ago

Newark Airport’s Ebola Response Called ‘A Frenzy of Disorganization’

Newark Airport’s Ebola Response Called ‘A Frenzy of Disorganization’

Cheyenne Hopkins, Bloomberg

In attempting to score points from dim-witted voters, New York's and New Jersey's governors are playing politics with health, and missing real solutions to a real public health scare.

4 years ago

U.S. Will Monitor All Visitors From West African Ebola Sites for 21 Days

U.S. Will Monitor All Visitors From West African Ebola Sites for 21 Days

Drew Armstrong, Bloomberg

Having contact information seems like a rather weak link to passengers if you really want to track them.

4 years ago

Homeland Security Limits Flyers From Ebola Region to 5 U.S. Airports

Homeland Security Limits Flyers From Ebola Region to 5 U.S. Airports

Mark Drajem , Bloomberg

The U.S. is shoring up its Ebola screening procedures for arriving passengers whose itineraries began in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone. This might be viewed as a compromise as it is short of an outright travel ban, but it isn't likely to appease proponents of a ban.

4 years ago

EU Considering Visa and Data Screening to Block At-Risk Ebola Visitors

EU Considering Visa and Data Screening to Block At-Risk Ebola Visitors

James G. Neuger, Bloomberg

Seems a bit slow in acting by the EU.

4 years ago

Skift Survey: Americans Are Split on Banning Flights From Ebola-Stricken Regions

Skift Survey: Americans Are Split on Banning Flights From Ebola-Stricken Regions

Rafat Ali, Skift

Americans are split about the need to ban travel and flights from the Ebola-affected countries in Africa, but the media and our politicians will continue to use misleading headlines and interpretations, even when stats actually say otherwise.

4 years ago

Carnival Cruise Ship With Ebola-Exposed Worker Returned to Port Today

Carnival Cruise Ship With Ebola-Exposed Worker Returned to Port Today

Jill Craig, Associated Press

Hearing that Carnival communicated well to the passengers signals that the line may have learned some lessons since their last few high-profile incidents.

4 years ago