The airlines and travel advisory groups are warning travelers to avoid travel to parts of West Africa, including the Ebola-affected nations of Sierra Leone and Liberia, where more than 1,000 people have died.
Travel advisories for those countries have been in place since Tuesday, with flights from the United States to Liberia being canceled for now.
Here’s what you need to know about the virus.
What are the main health concerns for the West African nations?
The virus has killed at least 5,500 people in the region, and more than 3,000 have died in Sierra Leone alone.
While there are fears that the outbreak will spread to other countries, many are worried about the potential spread of COVID.
The United States has suspended flights to the West Africa countries and said it will continue to monitor for the virus’ potential spread in other countries.
Travelers who have recently visited West Africa should monitor their travel plans closely, the United Nations said in a statement.
“We strongly urge the West Africans to exercise caution and heed their doctors’ advice before travelling,” the U.N. statement said.
“In addition, health care workers and public health officials should not travel to these areas.”
What’s the status of U.S. travel?
S.-bound flights from Washington to Liberia were canceled on Tuesday because of the Ebola crisis.
However, the flights are expected to resume in the coming days, according to the U,S.
Embassy in Monrovia.
There are no specific restrictions on Americans traveling to Liberia.
U.K. travel is also suspended.
However the U.,K.
has a quarantine on the West Coast, which means that visitors will be restricted to hotels, restaurants and other public places.
Travel restrictions also apply to people from West Africa and Canada.