Event: On Friday, May 14, the Secretary of Homeland Security terminated the arrival restrictions for travelers who were traveling from or recently in Guinea. There are no longer any airport restrictions for travelers who were recently in Guinea and travelers can again enter the United States through any international airport. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also terminated contact information collection and transmission requirements for all passengers arriving from Guinea.
On March 4, 2021, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced arrival restrictions applicable to flights carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within the Republic of Guinea. Since April 3, 2021, there have been no new confirmed Ebola cases reported in the Republic of Guinea and all contacts of cases that were being monitored for Ebola virus disease have passed the 21-day incubation period. The potential risk for Ebola virus exposure in the Republic of Guinea has greatly diminished. Therefore, flight restrictions are no longer required.
Actions to take:
- For more information about this change, please consult the CDC website.
- If you are planning to travel to the United States, contact your airline to confirm your flight and route.
- As always, please be prepared for flight changes or cancellations. All travelers are expected to comply with pre-existing COVID-19 measures, including pre-departure testing, social distancing, and mask wearing. For more information about COVID-19-related rules, please see the U.S. Embassy website.
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