UK disease

Old Mar 6th 2001, 6:51 pm
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Alan Rimmington
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Can anybody give any info on this foot and mouth outbreak in UK. I currently live in UK
and have my K1 visa , i have my flight booked in two weeks time but now im concerned that
because of this disease i wont be allowed in USA. Has anybody heard anything as to if it
affects immigration ? Thanks in advance.
 
Old Mar 6th 2001, 7:18 pm
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Check the american embassy page, I read something about that the other day, I can't
remember the exact details their web site is http://www.usembassy.org.uk/ I think it was
on the main page. If I have tim I will check and see if I can find the details and post
them later.

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Old Mar 6th 2001, 7:22 pm
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It was right on the home page of the embassy in the uk, and recently updated.

Foot and Mouth Disease and Travel to the United States and United Kingdom Visit the U.K.
Government's Webster at www.maff.gov.uk for the latest information on FMC

The United Kingdom is experiencing an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) (sometimes
known in the United States as Hoof and Mouth Disease), which is an acute, highly
contagious, degenerative viral disease of cloven-hoofed animals, such as cattle and pigs.
The disease is not normally fatal, but it can devastate livestock and other animals There
is no risk to humans, but people can spread the disease if they come into contact with
infected animals/areas as the virus can ride along on articles of clothing and footwear.
Tourism in the United Kingdom has been affected. In order to prevent further spread of the
disease, access to rural areas has been restricted. Roads in the vicinity of farms where
FMD has been detected are closed. Many footpaths, tourist sites (including Hampton Court
Home Park, Stonehenge and National Trust tenanted farms), parks and zoos have been closed.
To minimize inconvenience, travelers should consult their travel agent or tour operator
before traveling to the United Kingdom. For day-to-day updates you may wish to consult the
following websites: The U.K. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, at
www.maff.gov.uk (provides details on travel and access restrictions and other relevant
information); British Information Services, www.britainusa.com and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture at www.APHIS.usda.gov/oa/pubs/fsfmd301.html

VISITORS TO THE UNITED STATES: The U.S. Department of Agriculture=92s Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is currently taking additional measures to protect U.S.
farms and livestock against the spread of FMD. All travelers to the United States,
including U.S. citizens, must declare on their entry form whether or not they have
recently been on a farm. Some travelers may be asked by APHIS to answer some additional
questions regarding their trip. If you have visited farms or farming areas during your
trip, please seek out the advice and assistance of an APHIS Officer at your port of entry.
Any inconvenience to you will be only a matter of a few moments and will help to protect
U.S. farms and farm animals from the spread of FMD.

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Old Mar 6th 2001, 7:25 pm
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http://www.usembassy.org.uk/cons_web/footandmouth.htm

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