Update: Ebola Virus Disease - August 4, 2016
Liberia, Sierre Leone, and Guinea have all been declared free of Ebola transmission by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, the World Health Organization and Health Canada continue to monitor possible Ebola transmissions. Of note, Liberia has had a few recent cases from November 2015. However, Health Canada currently recommends normal safety precautions for travelers in Ebola affected countries. All major airports and commercial transportation may continue to screen for Ebola symptoms. Transportation will be denied if travelers have been exposed to, or showing symptoms of, Ebola.
Due to various safety and security concerns, Canada has advised against all travel to the following countries/areas:
- North Korea, Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Burundi, Syria, Libya,Chad
- Niger – excluding Niamey (essential travel only in Niamey)
- Iraq – excluding areas covered by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) (essential travel only in areas covered by KRG)