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Australia Visa Ban for Ebola-affected Countries Is Criticized

Humanitarian groups in Australia are criticizing the government's policy to impose a blanket ban on visas for citizens of the three West African nations affected by the Ebola virus outbreak. The new policy cancels non-permanent or temporary visas for travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Permanent visa holders who have not yet arrived in Australia are being asked to submit to a 21-day quarantine period. Announced by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, the policy...

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