Rwanda to screen U.S. visitors for Ebola

October 23, 2014, 10:23am

This heading caught our attention, and we thought the irony:

The East African nation of Rwanda is requiring all visitors from the United States and Spain to self-monitor, fill out an extensive questionnaire and report their medical condition for the first 21 days of their visits because of the Ebola cases that have surfaced in the two Western countries.

Distance from Liberia to Rwanda(Photo: Julie Snider)

Coincidentally or not, the new screening follows an embarrassing uproar in a New Jersey school over the imminent enrollment of two Rwanda children that initially prompted their parents to keep them at home for 21 days.

The order by the Rwanda government to visiting Americans and Spaniards was posted Tuesday on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda

Distance from Liberia to Rwanda(Photo: Julie Snider)

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