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Department of Homeland Security Outlines New Process for Americans Returning to U.S. from restricted Countries.

Department of Homeland Security Outlines New Process for Americans Returning to U.S. from restricted Countries.



the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday plans to screen people returning from restricted countries.In order to help prevent the spread of travel-related cases of coronavirus in the United States, today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued a Notice of Arrival Restrictions outlining the process for American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families who are returning home after recently visiting certain European countries.

“While the overall risk of serious infection from the coronavirus to the general public remains low at this time, the Trump administration is taking these aggressive measures to keep the risk low, requiring all Americans returning from affected areas in Europe to be funneled through 13 airports for screening upon their return to the U.S.” said Acting Secretary of the  Department of Homeland Security.

 · Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
· Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
· Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
· Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
· Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
· Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
· John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
· Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
· Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
· Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
· San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
· Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
· Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia

Upon arrival, travelers will proceed to standard customs processing. They will then continue to improve entry control, where the passenger will be asked about their medical history, current condition and contact details for local health authorities. Passengers will then receive written instructions on COVID-19 and will be directed to their final destination, and immediately to home quarantine in accordance with CDC best practices.

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