More than 134 cases of Ebola virus are being confirmed weekly in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the highest incidence since it began in mid 2018. With a high fatality rate, neighbouring countries remain on high alert with border screening protocols in place to prevent its spread. Most travellers to the region are at very low risk but need to be aware of the issue, expect delays at border crossings and monitor the situation closely in the event the outbreak widens. There is no vaccine available for travellers. Travellers returning from DRC should self-monitor for 21 days after return and telephone ahead before presenting to any medical facility if they become ill.