British people have been warned against travelling to countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola unless absolutely necessary.
As air companies including British Airways suspend flights to parts of West Africa, the Foreign Office said people should avoid going to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia unless they are involved in the response to the epidemic.
Officials warned increasing restrictions on travel may mean people who do visit the countries could find it difficult to leave.
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