U.S. lifts Ebola-related DRC travel restrictions

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An ebola prevention poster sits outside an Ebola Treatment Center at Wankifong, Guinea, on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. An Ebola epidemic and a slump in commodity prices left the International Monetary Fund forecasting no economic growth this year. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An ebola prevention poster sits outside an Ebola Treatment Center at Wankifong, Guinea. Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Biden administration on Friday said it had lifted travel restrictions for U.S. visitors who had recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

However, restrictions have been left in place for Guinea travelers over address Ebola concerns.

In March, the Homeland Security Department (DHS) said travelers who had been in the two central African countries within the past 21 days must fly to one of six U.S. airports – New York-JFK, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington Dulles, Newark, or Los Angeles. DHS said, “the potential risk for Ebola virus exposure in the DRC has greatly diminished.”

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