International Travel

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Before You Go

Ebola Information for Travelers

In 2015, an Ebola outbreak occurred in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) later downgraded the Travel Notice for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to Level 1, no longer advising against nonessential travel, and no longer recommending that all persons practice enhanced precautions when traveling to these countries.  

Neither the Bureau of Consular Affairs nor U.S. embassies and consulates deal with quarantine issues and cannot prevent a U.S. citizen from being quarantined should local health authorities require it. For questions about quarantine, please visit the CDC website

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find more information about Ebola?

Please consult the CDC’s Ebola page.

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Where can I find the Travel Notices?

For a list of all active CDC Travel Health Notices, visit the CDC website.

Last Updated: July 12, 2018