Monday, November 3, 2014

Australia Issues Visa Ban on West African Countries to Keep Ebola Out

Ebola virus” by CDC Global is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Australia issued a travel ban cancelling all pending visas for citizens from Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea to reportedly prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the country, according to BBC News.

Australia will still allow permanent visa holders from the West African countries into the country on the condition of a mandatory 21 day quarantine before entry. 

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the World Health Organization expressed concerns that such travel bans would discourage international health workers from joining the much-needed relief work.

Read more…
BBC News Australia – Australia suspends visas for people travelling from Ebola-hit countries
The Sydney Morning Herald – Australia criticised over visa ban on citizens of Ebola-hit countries
Chaninat and Leeds’ US immigration attorney in Thailand has been assisting Thai nationals with US visa applications since 1997. 

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