Locations: Julius Nyerere International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport, and border crossings
Situation: Following a reported outbreak of the Ebola Virus in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania’s Ministry of Health recently issued a statement to remind Tanzanians that local authorities conduct 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. As of May 24, 2018, the World Health Organization has reported 58 possible cases of Ebola virus disease in the DRC, including 22 deaths.
Actions to Take:
- Review the country information page.
- Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- 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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