The epidemic was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the WHO on 17 July 2019.
The Belgian ministry of foreign affairs has discouraged all non-essential travel to the DRC even before the outbreak. Travellers to the region must adhere strictly to the travel advice given.
The risk of Ebola reaching Belgium is low, but we keep a close eye on the outbreak’s progress. Every traveller returning from the tropics and presenting a fever will be treated with increased caution and the necessary hygienic precautions will be taken.
Patients showing signs of viral haemorrhagic fever, can if necessary be quarantined in one of the two reference hospitals (UZA Antwerp and Saint-Pierre hospital, Brussels). The WHO has so far issued no restrictions on international travel and commerce to and from the RDC.
- Ebola - Information for civilians and health professionals in Belgium
- Ebola overview page of the WHO
- WHO recommendations for international travellers related to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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