Notice – Response to Ebola

Ottawa, November 7, 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) no longer identifies Sierra Leone as a country with widespread and persistent/intense transmission of the Ebola virus. The Department has resumed the processing of temporary resident and permanent resident applications of individuals who have been in Sierra Leone.

CBSA officers screen international travellers arriving in Canada for communicable diseases and refer any travellers suspected of having a communicable disease to Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine officers who have the authority to implement public health measures under the Quarantine Act.

The Department continues to monitor the situation very closely and will take appropriate actions when warranted.

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