Changi Airport starts Ebola temperature screening for travellers

A photograph of the sign that was put up earlier today to direct passengers at the arrival halls of Singapore Changi Airport. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH
A photograph of the sign that was put up earlier today to direct passengers at the arrival halls of Singapore Changi Airport. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH

SINGAPORE - Changi Airport has started to screen travellers for Ebola, and signs have been put up to indicate where the screening stations are.

Nationals and travellers from countries with reported Ebola virus disease activity will be directed to a screening station where their temperature will be checked. They will have their temperature taken before clearing immigration.

The measure affects those who have been to Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal in the last 21 days.

They will be made to answer a questionnaire on exposure to Ebola. They will also be required to fill in the Health Declaration Card, which will include their contact details in Singapore.

Those screened and found to have a fever will be transported in an appropriate ambulance transport to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for further medical assessment. Travellers who are well but who are identified as having possible exposure to Ebola virus infection will be quarantined or put under surveillance depending on the risk assessment.

Aside from Singapore Changi Airport, the Health Declaration Card will also be implemented at land and sea checkpoints, as well as at Seletar Airport.