Skip to main content

West Africa: Ebola

Question for Home Office

UIN 214120, tabled on 10 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to screen for the Ebola virus passengers from West Africa who travel to the UK by train or ferry from (a) France and (b) other countries.

Answered on

17 November 2014

Ebola screening is being carried out by Public Health England. Decisions to carry out screening at specific ports have been taken by Ministers on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer. Screening has not been implemented at any ferry ports at this point. Screening has been operational at St Pancras International railway stationsince 24 October, identifying passengers who have travelled to the UK from the affected region through Paris or Brussels.

Answered by

Home Office