Event: As of March 4, at 11:59 p.m. EST, all U.S.-bound passengers departing from Guinea must enter the U.S. through one of the following designated airports: New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), or Washington (IAD) for enhanced screening. The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will apply new layers of screening at these six U.S. airports in response to the Ebola resurgence in N’Zerekore, which the Ministry of Health declared on February 14, 2021.
This applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and visa holders (to include Diplomatic and Official visas).
In short, travelers who were present in Guinea during the 14 days prior to entering the U.S. will only be allowed to enter the U.S. through one of the airports listed above.
Please be prepared for flight changes or cancellations. All travelers are expected to also comply with pre-existing COVID-19 measures, including pre-departure testing, social distancing, and mask wearing.
Actions to take:
- For more information, please consult the CDC page.
- If you are planning to travel to the United States, contact your airline to confirm your flight and route.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Guinea Country Information and Travel Advisory page
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