Americans Returning from Europe to be rerouted to 11 US Airports

  • 18 March 2020

Trump Government, on March 13, 2020, administered American travelers flying from over two dozen countries in Europe to land in 11 airports across the United States. The new travel ban is levied on travelers after banning foreign travelers who have stayed in the 26 European countries with confirmed Covid-19 cases for two weeks and had plans to visit the USA.

U.S. travelers returning home can use 11 airports in the country in virtually every zone. These airports have the approval of the Centers for Disease Control, and all travelers will undergo screening and be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

These 11 airports include Atlanta (ATL), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Newark (EWR), Honolulu (HNL), New York-JFK (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), Seattle (SEA), San Francisco (SFO), and Washington-Dulles (IAD).

The new rule will be imposed on those travelers who recently traveled or been in the European countries, mostly in the Schengen Area that includes Austria, France, Germany, Greece, and Italy, within two weeks of their flight arrival in the United States.

The Trump government is taking these aggressive measures to keep the risk of the virus outburst low and requiring all Americans returning from the affected European countries to be funneled through these 11 airports for screening upon their arrival in the USA. TSA, CBP and airlines are working to identify qualifying passengers before their scheduled flights to lessen disruptions to travelers. These travelers will be rerouted to one of the 11 airports by their airline at no cost to them.

The screening procedures for Americans and permanent residents coming from the USA are going to be different from the previous screening processes for travelers traveling from China, Italy, Iran, and other countries with a widespread outbreak.

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