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Foreign Office Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia travel advice update

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The UK has changed its travel advice to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Foreign Office advises against all but essential travel to these countries.

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The UK advises against all but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak and the impact this is having on commercial flights and medical facilities. British Airways have suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia until 31 December due to the deteriorating public health situation and some other airlines have also suspended flights to these countries.

If you are a British national in these countries, you should stay in contact with your employer or host organisation about the support that they can provide to you while you are in the country or should you wish to leave. You should be aware that the narrowing range of commercial flight options and growing restrictions on travel in the region may make it difficult to leave, particularly at short notice, and consider your own plans in this context.

Full travel advice to these countries can be found here.

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Published 28 August 2014