Location: Julius Nyerere International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, and border crossings
Situation: An outbreak of the Ebola Virus has been reported in the remote northeastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Tanzania does NOT share a border with the area of DRC affected by the outbreak. However, as part of its preparedness plan, local authorities in Tanzania are conducting routine screenings of all travelers arriving at points of entry into Tanzania including Julius Nyerere International Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport, as well as border crossing points. The screenings may involve sensors which can detect elevated fevers among arriving passengers. Additional information about the outbreak can be found by checking the World Health Organization’s Ebola situation reports and the CDC’s Ebola outbreak report.
Actions to Take:
- Review the country information page.
- Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- If you are considering travel to DRC, review CDC’s travel notice for Ebola in the DRC.
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, located at 686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, via the Consular Section at firstname.lastname@example.org from Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +255-22-229-4000.
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