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Ebola Scare Prompts Caribbean Islands to Begin Issuing Travel Bans

October 23, 2014 By: Joe Pike

Several media outlets are reporting that a cluster of Caribbean and Latin American countries have recently announced bans on entry to foreigners who have traveled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola

On Wednesday, the Dominican Republic became the latest Caribbean island to ban entry to foreigners who have visited Ebola-affected countries.

According to, Jamaica said it would not accept travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the time being. Other destinations that have announced travel bans include Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Haiti, St. Lucia, Colombia and Belize.

Haiti reports that the United Nations' seeking of volunteers to fight Ebola in Africa prompted three government ministries and the office of national security to issue a statement banning Haitians from volunteering, according to the Miami Herald.

The ban came on the heels of a request by Haiti’s health ministry to international agencies to suspend rotations to Haiti of employees from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and any other countries facing the epidemic.

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Joe Pike is Travel Agent's senior editor covering the Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda; Hawaii; Central & South America. Previously, Pike was a newspaper reporter for The Asbury Park...

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By Joe Pike | October 23, 2014
Caribbean and Latin American countries have announced bans on entry to foreigners who have traveled through the three West African countries most affected by Ebola.