iStock_000042077894XLargesmIn December, the WHO declared the end of Ebola transmission in Guinea. As of February 19, all U.S. enhanced screening and monitoring requirements for travelers returning from Guinea have been removed. This follows a CDC assessment that the risk of Ebola in travelers from Guinea is low.

Travelers leaving from Guinea will still be screened before their departure. However, those coming to the U.S. will no longer be routed through designated airports and will not receive enhanced Ebola-related screening. In addition, Arizona will no longer receive contact information for these travelers.

If you are planning to travel out of the country, be sure to visit the CDC’s Travelers’ Health webpage for recommended vaccines and precautions. If you become ill after returning, we recommend letting your doctor know about your recent travel.