The World Health Organisation is not recommending any travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola crisis, the international airlines association said.
Other passengers would be at low risk of catching the virus if an Ebola patient flew, IATA said following consultations with the World Health Organisation and the UN aviation agency.
The statement comes less than a week after a man died of Ebola after arriving in Nigeria on a flight from Liberia.
Around 672 people have died since the outbreak in west Africa in February.
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