Travel and points of entry
Points of entry and exit include international airports, sea ports and ground crossings.
To minimize the risk of international spread of disease through transportation and travel, transport hubs in Ebola virus disease (EVD) affected countries need to have effective exit screening plans in place that enable staff to detect Ebola symptoms and to know what to do to protect the person with Ebola-like symptoms, themselves and others.
In countries where no case of EVD has been reported, early surveillance actions should be established with an alert system, a rapid response team, a fully-equipped isolation centre, and a WHO-recognized laboratory.
On this page you will find resources for developing exit screening plans for countries affected by EVD, and early surveillance actions for countries where no EVD has been reported.
- Exit screening at airports, ports and land crossings: Interim guidance for Ebola virus disease
- Ebola event management at points of entry: interim guidance
- Ebola surveillance in countries with no reported cases of Ebola virus disease
- Travel and transport risk assessment: guidance for public health authorities and the transport sector