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Ebola & Travel in Texas Update


TTIA, in coordination with the US Travel Association and the Texas Governor's Office, is providing this information to our members in an effort to keep you up-to-date on the Ebola virus and travel in Texas.

We assure you:

  • US Travel is acting responsibly on behalf of the travel industry nationally.
  • New screening measures at major entry points are sound.
  • We believe that there is no reason for anyone to change their plans to travel to and within Texas. There are no federal or state government warnings or restrictions related to traveling to or within Texas.


U.S. Travel Association Releases More In-Depth Ebola Virus Disease Risk Management Tool - 10.30.14
Last week, U.S. Travel Association released the first set of crisis planning documents (see next link) that travel professionals can use to address the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Today, the association released the second, more in-depth document—an excellent guide of best practices and recommended steps to better inform our industry's readiness. 

U.S. Travel Association Releases Ebola Virus Disease Risk Management Tool - 10.24.14
U.S. Travel has collaborated with the Chertoff Group, led by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and his team of security and medical experts, to assemble a set of actionable, fact-based points to help you communicate with clients and travelers and provide travel professionals with tools to help suppress the spread of Ebola to the U.S.

Gov. Perry Announces North Texas Ebola Treatment and Infectious Disease Bio Containment Facility - 10.22.14
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facilities in North Texas and Galveston.

DHS Announces Enhanced Procedures at Five Airports to Curtail Ebola in U.S. - 10.21.14
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has announced that all passengers arriving in the U.S. whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will be required to fly into one of the five airports that have implemented enhanced screening measures. These new measures go into effect on October 22, 2014.

Texas Governor Rick Perry's Latest Statement on the issue
 - 10.20.14
Governor Perry notes, with guarded optimism, that 43 Texans have been removed from active monitoring for Ebola.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Gives Ebola Virus Update - 10.21.14
The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Dallas are working with the Dallas County Medical Society to reassure the community and visitors that Dallas remains a safe city for travel and business.





Governor's Office Ebola Update Website
This page contains links to Texas Department of State Health Services resources to help you learn more about Ebola, and what you can do to minimize exposure.

US Travel Association's Ebola Tool-Kit
US Travel has put together information you need to know on the Ebola Crisis, industry messaging points, as well as Up-to-Date Ebola Facts and more.

US Travel Associations' Roger Dow on Friday Check-In 10.17.14 on the latest information on the Ebola crisis (begins at 1:24 - click the video image above)

Audio: DHS Ebola Briefing Call for US Travel Association Members (10/9/14)

Other Resources:

Texas Department of State Health Services - News Updates
CDC - News Updates

Ebola Prevention
Ebola Signs & Symptoms
Ebola Transmission
CDC Fact Sheet: Screening of Travelers at Airports

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