U.K. Advises Only Essential Travel To Ebola-Affected West African Nations

News outlets report on travel warnings made by the U.K. in response to the West African Ebola outbreak.

BBC News: Travel ban to Ebola affected countries, U.K. officials say
“The U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office says all travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia should be avoided — unless essential, due to the Ebola outbreak. British Airways has suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia, and other airlines are taking similar measures…” (Mundasad, 8/28).

Reuters: Britain advises against all but essential travel to Ebola-hit nations
“Britain warned its citizens on Thursday to avoid all but essential travel to West African countries hit by the world’s worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The escalation in the travel advice issued by the foreign office in regards to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia came after a British volunteer nurse working in West Africa became the first British citizen to contract the disease…” (Goldsmith, 8/28).

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