By KRISTINA PETERSON And SIOBHAN HUGHES
WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday will begin limiting flights carrying passengers from three West African countries affected by Ebola to arrival at five U.S. airports.
The move represents only a slight change to flight traffic from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because most passengers from these countries already arrive in the U.S. at the five designated airports, where extra Ebola screening measures are in place.
The restrictions come amid increasing pressure from Republican lawmakers to more stringently regulate travel from there, including banning it outright.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that all passengers coming from those nations would be permitted to enter the U.S. only where heightened screening, including passenger temperature readings, are occurring.
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