Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports
TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is now mandating that all airline passengers arriving from Ebola-affected nations of West Africa land at one of five airports equipped to screen them for infection with the virus.
In a statement released Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson noted that 94 percent of air passengers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone already land at one of these five airports -- New York City's Kennedy International Airport, Washington Dulles International, O'Hare International in Chicago, Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta and Newark Liberty International in New Jersey.
The new rule means that the remaining 6 percent of passengers must also be routed to one of these five airports for screening upon entry to the United States.
"We are working closely with the airlines to implement these restrictions with minimal travel disruption," Johnson said. "If not already handled by the airlines, the few impacted travelers should contact the airlines for rebooking, as needed.Read entire article...