Luxembourg, 4 November 2014 - Following the positive development in Nigeria we are pleased to announce you that European Air Ambulance will resume their operations to Nigeria.
The patient transfer will be done at the airport. Each request will be analysed individually and decisions will be taken on a case by case basis.
Based on the current situation, European Air Ambulance (EAA) can give the following statement regarding the transportation of patient coming from or having passed by countries affected by the Ebola or other Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF) outbreak.
At the moment, EAA does not fly to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
On a general basis, every patient in West-Africa has to be cleared by the medical department and not every Patient will be accepted.
Patients with a fever of any kind who are or have been in the affected countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) during the last three weeks will not be transported.
Patients from West Africa in general (excluding Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) with a fever where Ebola or VHF can clearly be excluded could be transported subject to a medical clearing.
The EAA position takes into account our present situation and technical means which presently do not allow to provide this service while respecting our Quality and Safety Standards.
EAA is evaluating the necessity to develop a product which could allow for such patient transportation.
EAA closely monitors the development of the situation will adapt this policy accordingly.