U.S. To Funnel All Airline Passengers Originating In 3 Ebola-Hit Nations Through 5 Airports
News outlets report on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new regulations channeling all airline passengers who began travel in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea through only five U.S. airports. The measure is aimed at catching anyone infected with Ebola before they enter the country.
ABC News: Travelers From West Africa Must Enter U.S. Through Only 5 Airports to Help Stop Ebola Spread (Levine, 10/21).
Associated Press: Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola (Caldwell, 10/21).
CQ News: U.S. Toughens Restrictions on Travelers from Ebola-Afflicted Countries (Scholtes, 10/21).
Foreign Policy: Are Ebola Travel Restrictions a Misstep in Obama’s Fight to Stop the Disease? (Francis, 10/21).
The Hill: U.S. to reroute passengers from Ebola areas (Viebeck, 10/21).
The Hill: Senior Republicans: Ebola travel restrictions not enough (Ferris, 10/21).
National Journal: Why the New Ebola Airport Screenings Won’t Work (Novack, 10/21).
New York Times: 5 U.S. Airports Set for Travelers From 3 West African Nations (Apuzzo/Fernandez, 10/21).
Reuters: U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports (Dastin, 10/22).
Roll Call: New Ebola Restrictions Not Enough for Republicans Pushing Travel Ban (Fuller, 10/21).
Roll Call: Ebola Shift Shows Fine Line Between Reassuring And Deterring Travel (Curry, 10/21).
Wall Street Journal: Ebola: Travelers From Stricken Countries Only Can Enter 5 U.S. Airports (Peterson/Hughes, 10/21).