The Cabinet of the government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has placed travel restrictions on persons travelling to and from countries affected by Ebola, the Ministry of Health has stated.

The restrictions will be effective immediately and will be in effect for three months..

"Persons travelling from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia or those who have visited any of these countries during a twenty-eight day period will not be allowed entry into Dominica," the release stated. "The general public is advised that although assessments conducted by the regional health institutions, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) indicate that the risk of the introduction of Ebola to the region is low, like the other countries in the region, Dominica still remains at risk of an imported case of Ebola due to international travel".