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Worried about the Ebola Virus?

04/08/2014

Ebola - A worrying virus

With all the news coming in about the deadly Ebola virus spreading in West Africa, we thought we would investigate how this might affect British travellers.

As of 1st August 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is not recommending any travel restrictions to affected countries. At the moment these are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

* UPDATE - 3rd October 2014. Due to the narrowing commercial options for flights and the impact on medical facilities, the FCO advise against all but essential travel to these countries, except for those involved in the direct response to the Ebola outbreak.

Public Health England states that there has never been an imported case of Ebola virus into the UK and has also stated that the risk to tourists, visitors and ex-pats is considered to be very low, provided that some basic precautions are followed, just as you would in other countries:

  • Avoid contact with infected patients and their bodily fluids
  • Avoid contact with live or dead wild animals (including monkeys, antelopes and rodents)
  • Do not eat "bush meat”
  • Wash and peel all fruit and vegetables before eating.
  • Practise safe sex
  • Wash your hands frequently

So we can sum it up as follows:

Ebola Virus Flowchart

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This product is provided to Travel Insured by Ancile Insurance Group Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - no.471641. By clicking the box at the foot of this page, you will be taken to our dedicated travel insurance site provided by Ancile Insurance Group Ltd where you will be able to get a travel insurance quotation and view full policy information. The quotation you will obtain is provided on a non advised basis which means that no advice is given or implied and you are solely responsible for deciding whether the policy is suitable for your needs. Contact us if in doubt or if you require advice.

This insurance would meet the demands and needs of someone who wishes to insure their trip away from their home for cancellation costs, medical expenses and other specific risks required for that trip according to their individual circumstances..

If you experience any problems when using the site, contact us on 0845 850 1066.

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