A Nigerian woman was turned away from a Trinidad & Tobago airport last Friday, in accordance with the country’s new policies instituted to prevent Ebola from spreading into its territory.
Jamaica Observer reports that after landing at Piarco International Airport, health officials interviewed the woman immediately after she disembarked from a Copa Airlines flight, which had departed from Panama and made a stop in Venezuela.
Because she was a Nigerian national whose travel itinerary originated in Nigeria, she was categorized as among those who would not be allowed to enter the country.
Reports state that the woman is the first individual to be banned from Trinidad & Tobago under the new policies.
Other countries affected by the ban are Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.
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