Health Alert – Enhanced Screening at Designated U.S. Airports-U. S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda – October 6, 2022

Location:  Uganda 

Event:  As of October 6, at 11:59 p.m. ET, all U.S.-bound passengers who have been in Uganda in the 21 days prior to their arrival will be routed to one of the following designated airports: New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Atlanta (ATL), Chicago (ORD), or Washington (IAD) for enhanced screening.  Out of an abundance of caution, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will apply new layers of screening at these five U.S. airports in response to the Ebola outbreak in Uganda.  

To date in this outbreak, cases have only been confirmed in Uganda and no suspected, probable, or confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported in the United States, and the risk of Ebola domestically is currently low.  The enhanced screening applies to all passengers, including U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and visa holders (to include Diplomatic and Official visas). 

You should contact your travel carrier if you have additional questions. 

Actions to take:   

  • For more information, please consult the CDC page. 
  • Please be prepared for flight changes or cancellations. 
  • If you are planning to travel to the United States and have spent time in Uganda, contact your airline with any questions and to confirm your flight and route.