U.S. officials warned on Monday that the country could face a major crisis as travelers continue to travel abroad.
The National Transportation Safety Board said that the U.K., Germany and Spain, which were among the nations to announce they would not send their citizens to the United States, will not be sending their citizens back home for now, either.
The boards warning comes amid fears that the Ebola outbreak has forced travelers to stay home.
“The U.N. Secretary-General said yesterday that we are going to see more cases and deaths,” the agency said.
“We do not know what this means.
We do not have the full picture yet, but it is likely that the virus will get worse before it gets better.”
The warning comes as a group of more than a dozen American airlines, including Delta, Southwest, and American Airlines, announced Monday that they would suspend flights to the U and Europe to avoid bringing people from those regions back to the West Coast.
The moves are meant to prevent travelers from returning to those regions for treatment and quarantine, and to provide extra resources for public health measures.
Meanwhile, the U, European Union, and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been declared Ebola-free.
The agency said that all three countries were on the path to meeting the U-2 health status criterion, which means that they have eliminated their current outbreaks.