U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on legislation introduced in Congress that would impose a partial ban on travel from African countries afflicted with Ebola:
“The U.S. travel community continues to heed the overwhelming consensus of health and security experts, which is that a travel ban intended to halt the spread of Ebola would be ineffective at best and possibly harmful to efforts to contain the outbreak.
"The public has made clear its level of concern about Ebola both here and abroad, and debating the proper policy response in the clear light of day is a proper and healthy thing. But as Congress considers this issue, we fervently hope that science and empirical data will hold sway over any new measures, as they have over the policy steps taken by the federal government so far.”
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