GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The South American country of Guyana is easing a general ban on travelers from West African nations that had been enforced amid Ebola fears.

The office of President Donald Ramotar said Friday that those traveling from West African countries that have no known Ebola infections or deaths will be allowed to enter Guyana.

A ban remains against travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and other countries battling an Ebola epidemic that has sickened more than 15,000 people and caused more than 5,400 deaths.

Ramotar's office said the government partially lifted the restrictions after meeting with international health officials.

Other Caribbean nations including Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have imposed similar bans.