‘I should have been screened for Ebola’ claims traveller from West Africa

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‘I should have been screened for Ebola’ claims traveller from West Africa
14th October 2014

A traveller returning to Heathrow Airport from West Africa has said she should have been screened for Ebola.

The west London airport has started testing passengers flying into the UK from at-risk countries for the virus.

Tests are being carried out at terminal one – the entry zone for the most affected countries.

But journalist Gina Gere, who returned to London from Gambia this morning, said she wasn’t tested but believes she should have been.

She added she was screened in the West African country. “I feel if I’ve just come out of West Africa and I was screened there, because they know that’s a precaution they’re taking, I think it is standard procedure that I should be screened here,” she said.

There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in The Gambia, which has closed its air borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

A Home Office spokesperson said it is government policy to screen only visitors from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. 

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