Ebola: Botswana maintains stance on travel ban

Shenaaz El- Halabi of the Ministry of Health
Shenaaz El- Halabi of the Ministry of Health

Botswana will keep its stance on banning travel to and from Ebola-affected countries despite African Union (AU) pleas to lift the restrictions, Minister of Health, John Seakgosing, said last Wednesday.

Seakgosing was speaking at a media briefing on the Second Extra Ordinary meeting of SADC Ministers of Health on Ebola Virus that was held in Zimbabwe on September 4 and 5, 2014.  He said that Botswana will not lift the ban on travel by citizens from affected West African nations.

“As a country we are pretty aware of the stand taken by the AU. Even though the AU had urged us to allow people from Ebola-affected countries into our countries and for us to let our people go to those countries.  In our recent SADC meeting, we agreed that we would maintain our stand and restrict travel between affected countries and our country,” he said.

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