President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse.
Closing national borders to people from countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak is "not an effective strategy" for stopping the deadly disease, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday.
There is only one way
The US has no plans to eliminate travel from countries in West Africa suffering the worst Ebola outbreak on record, Dr Thomas Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a briefing on Monday.
US President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States.
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British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he wanted to impose travel restrictions on "prominent Russian MPs" as part of the European Union's response to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.
President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered sanctions on people responsible for Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, including travel bans and freezing of their US assets.
U.S. officials said a list of pe
Bahrain yesterday denied drawing up blacklists of people who are barred from travelling to other countries, a report said.
"The role of Bahraini authorities is to bar people from leaving or entering their territories - in acc
Telecom companies and banks are behind 90 per cent of travel bans imposed on expatriates in Bahrain, according to a top government official.
The figure was revealed yesterday by Colonel Ghazi Al Senan, search and follow up directo
Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will soon develop a clearly defined mechanism for granting work permits to foreign workers facing travel ban, said its chief executive.
Ausamah Al Absi said there was no legal li
The legality of imposing travel bans on thousands of expatriates, who have been stuck in Bahrain for years over outstanding debts has been questioned by a leading human rights activist.
Gulf European Centre for Human Rights director-genera