The Obama administration will require all travelers from countries affected by the Ebola epidemic to arrive at one of five major U.S. airports in order to undergo a health screening, officials announced Tuesday.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) measure responds to lawmakers' calls for the government to take additional steps to ensure no one carries Ebola into the United States.
The administration previously instituted special Ebola screenings at five airports: Washington Dulles International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Now, people arriving from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will be required to travel through one of those ports of entry to ensure they undergo an interview and a temperature check. The policy will take effect on Wednesday.