‘ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IMPOSE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ON FLIGHTS FROM WEST AFRICA ‘
#AceBreakingNews – WASHINGTON – October 21 – The Department on Homeland Security on Tuesday imposed travel restrictions on flights from West African nations hit by the deadly Ebola virus.
“Today, I am announcing that all passengers arriving in the United States whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will be required to fly into one of the five airports that have the enhanced screening and additional resources in place,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all travelers from Ebola outbreak countries in West Africa will have to arrive at one of five airports with enhanced screening.
Customs and Border Protection within the department began enhanced screening – checking the traveler’s temperature and asking about possible exposure to Ebola – at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport on Oct. 11.
Enhanced screening for travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea was expanded Oct. 16 to Washington’s Dulles, Chicago’s O’Hare, New Jersey’s Newark and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airports.