Saturday, October 11, 2014

It's Still Safe to Travel to Africa even with the Ebola!

I just returned to the USA from Tanzania, East Africa. The Ebola paranoia in USA is ridiculous. Americans are ignorant of Geography. Africa is a huge place, so demanding that all travelers from Africa be banned from traveling to the USA is absurd.  Imagine if Ebola was in some place in Idaho. Does it make sense to say all American's should not travel abroad? Let me say, they have a better education campaign in Tanzania, than they do the USA. Screenings at the airports for all arriving passengers, educational billboards, TV& radio ads galore! USA can learn from Tanzania!


The Ebola Outbreak: Is It Still Safe To Go To Africa?

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Over the last few weeks there has been extensive and often terrifying coverage of the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, and our thoughts are with all those fighting this dreadful disease.

Whilst the coverage has highlighted that the disease is not airborne and can only be contracted by contact with body fluids from an infected person, we have had a number of people asking if it is safe to travel to South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and other destinations in Eastern and Southern Africa.

The short answer is ‘yes – you can still safely travel to Africa’, however given the seriousness of the situation in West Africa we feel it is worth expanding on this. There are two key points to consider:

Africa is big – really , really big...


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