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Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice update for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

01 Sep 2014

The FCO have recently updated their travel advice to advise against all but essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in these countries  is narrowing the options for commercial flights. Combined with the deteriorating public health situation and pressure on medical facilities, non-essential travel is being discouraged. Only those individuals involved in the direct response to the Ebola outbreak should consider travelling.

British Airways have suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia, Air France has suspended flights to Sierra Leone and some other airlines have also suspended flights to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

British nationals in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone should be vigilant that the limited commercial flight options and growing restrictions on travel may make it difficult to leave these countries, particularly at short notice.

Links to FCO advice for Guinea, FCO advice for Liberia and FCO advice for Sierra Leone.