Travelers from Liberia are at extremely low risk of exposure
to Ebola at this time. For more than two
months, there have been no cases of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. On May 9, 2015, the World Health Organization
(WHO) declared the end of the EVD outbreak in Liberia after 42 days had passed
since the last EVD patient was buried.
It has been more than three months since the last case in the border
regions between Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
CDC changed the country classification for Liberia on May
13, 2015, to a country with former widespread Ebola virus transmission and
current, established control measures.
CDC and other international partners continue to support Liberia and
neighboring countries in protecting their borders through training and
technical assistance. Border officials
in Liberia are trained to screen and identify persons with symptoms consistent
with EVD and to act quickly and safely to prevent further movement or
transmission, including isolating sick travelers and linking them to care.
Due to the updated Ebola status in Liberia, the screening
process for those coming into the United States from Liberia has changed. As of June 17, 2015, there is no need for
active monitoring of those returning from Liberia. Travelers entering the United States from
Liberia will still have their temperature taken and asked questions about their
travel history. They will have to
provide their contact information in case the local health department would
need to contact them. Travelers will
receive a modified CARE Kit with information about Ebola, a thermometer, and
contact information for state and local health officials. They are encouraged to monitor their health
and to contact their local health department if they develop a fever or other
symptoms of Ebola.