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Travelers coming from Ebola-stricken countries are now restricted to five US airports

Starting Wednesday, travelers who have spent time in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will have to land in one of five airports if they want to gain access to the US, reports USA Today. The Department of Homeland Security announced today that all travelers coming from Ebola-stricken countries will have to go through enhanced screening — screening that currently only takes place in New York City, Chicago, Newark, Washington, and Atlanta.

"the few impacted travelers should contact the airlines for rebooking."

"We are working closely with the airlines to implement these restrictions with minimal travel disruption," said Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security. "If not already handled by the airlines, the few impacted travelers should contact the airlines for rebooking, as needed."

Enhanced screening procedures began on October 11th at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Washington's Dulles International Airport, and Newark’s Liberty International Airport later followed suit. The screening procedure consists of taking a traveler’s temperature using a thermometer that doesn’t require skin contact. In addition, customs personnel ask about travel history, and look for symptoms of the disease.

These precautions stop short of a travel ban — a measure that is becoming increasingly popular among certain politicians. A travel ban would likely make the outbreak in West Africa even worse because it would spread panic and cause more people to become infected, scientists say. Controlling the outbreak in Africa would therefore become even harder.

Precautions that stop short of a travel ban

At present, the US does not have an Ebola outbreak. Two nurses in Dallas were diagnosed with Ebola after treating Thomas Duncan, a now-deceased Liberian citizen who travelled to the US to visit family members.

So far, the Ebola outbreak has been concentrated in three African countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Since the beginning of the outbreak, about 9,200 have been infected, and more than 4,500 have died from the disease. Ebola can be controlled through routine hand-washing, and by using gloves and other barriers to prevent contact with infectious bodily fluids, like blood and vomit. Ebola isn’t airborne. It spreads through direct contact with the body fluids of a person who is showing symptoms of Ebola.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/21/7028275/travelers-ebola-stricken-countries-restricted-five-US-airports

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So in my area, JFK and EWR? Well, great. To what do we owe this pleasure?

And why does the Left Coast get off easy?

Where's LAX?

Have you ever cleared customs in JFK? It's like a zoo anyway. Expect to wait 4 hours. Might as well up that wait time.

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LAX is where they get all the SARS passengers coming from ASIA.

Pick your poison...

So in my area, JFK and EWR? Well, great. To what do we owe this pleasure?


And why does the Left Coast get off easy?


Where's LAX?


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Well, the Teas are desperate to regain some of their lose relevance.

You do realise that this has nothing to do with the Tea Party, don't you? :huh:

This is the White House trying to assuage public opinion by trying to be seen doing something. :lol:


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Have you ever cleared customs in JFK? It's like a zoo anyway. Expect to wait 4 hours. Might as well up that wait time.

ATL has a new international terminal and clearing customs is a breeze now. They even have little automated ATM like machines, for do it yourself.

They did route me thru secondary bag inspection this time. Took about 20 mins. No big deal. Other than that it took about 5 mins

I had about 200 contraband Viagra in my bag. It kind un nerved me

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Only last weekend Ted Cruz was on TV stating that there should be a travel ban. During the past weeks so many TBs and Reps came forward asking, or rather demanding that the administration do something.

Funny how these things work. It was a good idea until Obama decided to do something, in which case it's a terrible idea.

Give yourself time. You'll get used to American politics eventually.

Here is a link of Candy Crowley ripping the cuban a new on during an interview: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/10/19/ted-cruz-schools-candy-crowley-travel-ban-hot-zone-ebola-countries

and more of the same from the party of the same: http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/ebola-travel-ban-republicans/?dcz=

You do realise that this has nothing to do with the Tea Party, don't you? :huh:

This is the White House trying to assuage public opinion by trying to be seen doing something. :lol:

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Fortunately for us Ebola is a disease not a political issue. Politicians can play whatever games they want, luck for the rest of us, the resolution this disease is in the hands of science.

Neither party should be playing politics over this issue.


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