Advice for Swiss Abroad (de/fr/it)
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Dear Swiss citizens in Ghana and in Togo
As you can perceive from the media, the Ebola virus has been spreading since July 2014 in the West African Sub-region. Currently Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and maybe Benin (not confirmed yet) are affected. The World Health Organization WHO is coordinating efforts to fight the disease and its spread. The subsequent development of this Ebola outbreak is uncertain.
The Swiss Embassy in Accra, Ghana appeals to all Swiss in Ghana and Togo to be cautious and urges complying with the recommendations of the WHO, as well as following the directives of local authorities. Find out information about the disease, symptoms, transmission, protective measures and the subsequent development of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. On the WHO website you can find all the information you need to know about the disease. Please also note the information and recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health BAG (information only in German or in French)
Links to Ebola:
BAG: http://www.bag.admin.ch/themen/medizin/00682/00684/01061/indeveex.html?lang=de http://www.bag.admin.ch/themen/medizin/00682/00684/01061/index.html?lang=fr
Due to the Ebola outbreak, border points could be shut at short notice or flights cancelled. Find out directly from the local authorities and the airlines about such travel restrictions.
The Swiss Embassy in Accra, Ghana is available to you, should you need assistance (Tel +233 302 228 125, +233 302 228 185, +233 244 327 616). You can always also get in touch with the Helpline of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in Bern contact (Tel +41 800 24 7365, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that the FDFA has no medical service and that the Embassy and the Helpline cannot advise on health matters.
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