Updated February 11, 2016

Ebola: Update on Travel Restrictions

As of December 29, 2015: U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) no longer recommends that U.S. residents avoid nonessential travel or practice enhanced precautions when traveling to Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone.  For Liberia, the CDC states that "although there is believed to be little risk of Ebola to travelers, travelers should, as usual, avoid contact with sick people, dead bodies, or blood and body fluids. The health infrastructure in Liberia had been severely strained by the Ebola outbreak but is now returning to normal."

University-Sponsored or Personal Travel

There are no longer any travel restrictions to the these countries.


There are no special requirements for visitors returning from this area.

For More Information

Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions

Fact Sheet: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever - CDC
Frequently Asked Questions: Viral Hemorrhagic Fever - NJ Department of Health
Why Ebola is Not Likely to Become Airborne - CDC
Ebola in Mali (level 2) - CDC
How to Talk to Your Children About Ebola - CDC


Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever - CDC
Ebola/Viral Hemorrhagic Fever - NJ Department of Health
Ebola Virus Alert - World Health Organization

Posters and Videos

What You Really Need to Know About Ebola (video) - CDC
West Africal Outbreak Infographic - CDC
Facts about Ebola in the U.S. Infographic - CDC
Virus Ecology Graphic - CDC


Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure - CDC 11/16/2014
Addendum to the Ebola Virus Disease Active Post-Arrival Monitoring Protocol - NJ Dept of Health 11/13/2014
New Jersey Mandatory Quarantine and Screening Protocols - NJ Department of Health 10/31/2014
Active Post-Arrival Monitoring for Travelers from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
Impacted Countries
 - NJ Dept of Health 10/24/2014
Additional Recommendations for Colleges and Universities - NJ Department of Health 09/05/14
Advice for Colleges, Universities and Students about Ebola in West Africa - CDC 08/29/14

Communications to Faculty, Staff and Students

Oct. 21, 2014 University homepage posting
Oct. 3, 2014 e-mail to students, faculty and staff
Sept. 5, 2014 e-mail to studentsfaculty and staff
University homepage posting Aug. 12 and Sept. 3, 2014