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Ebola Fears Lead To South Africa Travel Bans

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

South Africa has experienced two Ebola scares in recent weeks, involving passengers arriving from Liberia and Guinea. But the country has managed to stay Ebola-free.

In order to keep it that way, the country’s health ministry says non-citizens arriving from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa will not be allowed into the country. The health ministry says borders will be closed to all non-citizen travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

South African nationals will be allowed to re-enter the country when returning from high-risk countries, but they will undergo strict screening. Also, all non-essential outgoing travel to the affected countries has been banned.

Tom Rivers joined us from London with details.

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