During the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, existing requirements concerning the transport of biological specimens and affected individuals were reinforced and States were requested to reduce landing, take off and overflight restrictions.
In January 2015 ICAO commenced a joint ICAO/WHO Ebola Virus Disease Aviation Action Plan which is focused on Africa, to help develop and sustain their preparedness for any future public health event. Fifteen Assistance Visits were undertaken in Africa under this Plan, funded by the UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund.
ICAO responded to four global outbreaks in 2018 (Lassa fever in Nigeria, Plague in Madagascar and two outbreaks of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) by sharing information and recommendations with CAPSCA partners, sharing flight information with WHO and CDC to assist with response, and further targeted development of the ICAO Infectious Diseases APP, making it available on the ICAO website.
In the response phase of two recent major public health events, ICAO has coordinated a transport working group that has consisted of a number of UN agencies and representatives of the transport sector, to quickly develop and issue public statements on risk, with a view to encouraging aircraft operators to continue services to affected regions and passengers and crew to continue flying.
Joint ICAO/WHO - Ebola Virus Disease Aviation Action Plan (EN, FR)
Joint ICAO/WHO State Letter 067 - Ebola Virus Disease (EN, FR, ES, RU, AR, ZH)
51st Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation Asia and Pacific Regions (2014)
Report of the 5th CAPSCA Africa Regional Meeting CAPSCA (2014)
Joint Statement on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (2014) (EN, FR, RU, AR, ZH)
EB 2014/54: EBOLA - Public Health Emergency of International Concern (EN, FR, ES, RU, AR, ZH)
AFCAC - ICAO CAPSCA And The Ebola Virus Disease (EN, FR)
Ebola Event Management at Points of Entry
Ebola Travel Advice
Consolidated Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness Checklist
Travel and transport risk assessment: Guidance for public health authorities and the transport sector
Traveller Health Declaration Form
Interim Guidance for Ebola Virus Disease Exit Screening at Airports, Ports and Land Crossings
Interim Guidance for Ebola Event Management at Points of Entry
Exit Screening: Ebola Guidance Package
Contact Tracing During an Outbreak of Ebola
Interim Guidance for International Meetings
Attended by Individuals from
Ebola Virus Disease-affected countries
WHO statements on Ebola
Ebola outbreak 2014-2016
Joint Communique Response Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak