Ethiopian Airlines said that although Ebola had not been declared an epidemic and no travel ban had been issued, it was taking a leadin taking extraordinary precautions in connection with the outbreak of the disease in some parts of West Africa.
The Airline said that even though the chances of being infected on-board were close to nil, it was implementing a number of measures as a precaution. Frontline staff both on-ground at airports and on-board were continuously given information on the disease, its mode of transmission and how keep safe. They have been sensitized and trained to avoid coming into contact with bodily fluids while doing their work. Stringent and specific surveillance is being carried out regarding all flights from West Africa at Addis Ababa airport. The Airline is continuously monitoring updates from the World Health Organization and other international and national bodies on the disease, its spread and recommended safety measures. It will continue to do so to ensure at all times the safety of its customers and staff.