Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

AP News
Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:13 AM

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Rwanda says that Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to health authorities.

A Ministry of Health document says all passengers from the U.S. and Spain — two countries that have seen cases of Ebola — will have temperatures taken upon arrival. Passengers with fevers will be denied entry, and those without fevers will still be required to report daily health conditions.

No Ebola cases have been reported in Rwanda. The U.S. embassy says Rwanda is not allowing visitors who have recently traveled to Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, or Sierra Leone. Though the incoming health form advises those traveling from those countries must also report health conditions daily.