Sudan: Sudan denies visa to foreigners from Ebola affected countries

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA ) - Sudan will not issue visas to travellers from countries affected by the Ebola virus disease on grounds that health checks in those countries were not accurate, the media here reported Tuesday.

“Checks carried out at airports in those African countries are inaccurate and unreliable," Major General Ahmed Atta al-Mannan, Director of Sudan's Immigration and Passports Department, was quoted by the Sudan Media Centre as saying.

According to the report, the Sudanese official claimed that countries affected by the disease "seem to lack the appropriate technology to screen and verify persons leaving their airports".

He said that tests for Ebola virus at African airports were “inaccurate and unreliable” due to the poor capabilities of conducting the required tests.

The immigration chief, however, did not mention countries to which the measure would be applied but explained that it was intended to block the Ebola virus from spreading to Sudan.
-0- PANA MO/AR 4Nov2014

04 november 2014 14:29:53

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