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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