The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Factsheet containing information on U.S Citizens, Permanent Residents, and their immediate families who are returning from the impacted COVID-19 areas.

The DHS Factsheet mandates that all U.S Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and their immediate relatives must:

  1. Travel through one of 13 airports where DHS has established enhanced entry screening capabilities and submit to testing; and,
  2. Self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival

Impacted COVID-19 Areas

On March 11, 2020, President Trump signed a Proclamation, which is now in effect, to restrict entry for all foreign nationals who were in China, Iran and parts of Europe, such as Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled travel date to the U.S.

In addition, there are now 13 airports that have enhanced screening measures and all U.S Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and their immediate relatives traveling from the impacted areas must travel through 1 of 13 airports, which includes, 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), and, Washington Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia.

Enhanced Screening

Screening measures will occur once travelers have passed through customs processing. There will be an enhanced entry screening area for the passengers, where they will be asked about any medical conditions, medical history, current condition, and asked for contact information for local health authorities.  If necessary, some passengers will have their temperature taken. Once the enhanced entry screening is complete, passengers will be provided with written information and guidance about COVID-19 and be permitted to proceed to their final destination. Once passengers are home, they must immediately self-quarantine in their home and monitor their health. In the following days and weeks, local and State public health officials will contact individuals to ensure compliance.