There have been several reports today (October 16) of a passenger who recently visited Liberia being allowed to enter the country without being sufficiently screened for Ebola.
Liberia is one of the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus.
One report by RJR News stated that a high level meeting was prompted involving the Ministry of National Security and the Passport Immigration Citizenship Agency (PICA).
Immigration officials at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay were briefed early Thursday after a man who travelled to Liberia in the last ten days arrived there on Wednesday.
The man is believed to be an American who travelled to Liberia then back to the US before coming to Jamaica.
It’s understood that when he told immigration officers that he visited Liberia, he was sent to the health desk at the airport and cleared to leave.
His temperature was not taken and he was asked to complete a form before being given permission to enter the country.
On leaving the airport he went to a hotel.
It’s understood that later in the day, the police went to the hotel and then detained the man .
He is scheduled to leave the island on Thursday.
Source: RJR News