British Airways has halted all flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone for one month due to the outbreak of Ebola in the region.
The airline added in a statement that it would keep the routes under review: “We have temporarily suspended our flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until 31 August 2014 due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries,” it said.
“The safety of our customers, crew and ground teams is always our top priority and we will keep the route under constant review in the coming weeks.
“Customers with tickets on those routes are being offered a range of options including a full refund and the ability to rebook their flights to a later date.”
The news comes after a person from Wales who had recently returned from West Africa absented themselves from work and confined themselves to their home after believing they may have caught the virus.
Sky News reports that public Health Wales says it is monitoring the individual’s condition, but it is unlikely the person has the virus.
“The individual does not have symptoms of Ebola and there are no cases of Ebola in Wales.
“We are alert to the possibility of Ebola cases in the UK given the outbreak in West Africa and we remain vigilant to unexplained illness in people who have travelled from the area.”