Britain to conduct Ebola screening among travelers
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Britain will conduct enhanced screening for Ebola among people traveling from countries affected by the disease, Downing Street announced Thursday.
Enhanced screening will “involve assessing passengers’ recent travel history, who they have been in contact with and onward travel arrangements as well as a possible medical assessment,” xINHUA reported citing the statement.
The screening will initially be implemented at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports and Eurostar train terminals.
Screening at airports in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea has been in place for some weeks to ensure all passengers leaving affected countries are checked.
The possible medical assessment will be conducted by trained medical personnel rather than border force staff, it said.