What to expect if you are heading home during the COVID-19 travel ban:
We know you are likely to be homeward bound on the next few days here, and we’d like to shed some light on what you’ll need to expect if you are on your way back.
Americans returning from all of the declared restricted countries will now be required to travel through the following 13 approved airports:
- 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
What To Expect Upon Arrival:
If you are not scheduled to arrive into one of these 13 gateways, you will have to be re-routed to arrive into one of those airports.
Citizens returning back to the US will be expected to be tested for the COVID-19, Coronavirus. Public health officials told ABC news that the process is “like the test for Ebola […] providing a set of data as opposed to a yes or no answer.”
If you are traveling from a country with a level 3 travel Health notice, you will be asked to stay home for a quarantine period of 14 days. To see this list, click here.
Once you have safely returned, take practice to notice your personal health, avoid unnecessary contact with others, and take this time to reflect and appreciate the times we are so lucky to freely travel as we please.
How can I help others at this time?
During the spread of illness, panic and fear tend to rise. Our local community needs your help to keep calm and help those around you in need.
Consider investing a few dollars you may have put towards this month’s travels to https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org, making it possible to provide food to those who are at the highest risk.
To help our country move forward, consider donating to The Center for Disease Philanthropy, which has a COVID-19 Response Fund, assisting local nonprofits in heavily impacted areas. The support directly impacts healthcare workers and aids efforts while pursuing prevention strategies.
Finally, if you have food and or cleaning products in excess, check in at your local food bank. To help your neighbor is to help our world heal.
As always, we at All Business Class are here to answer your questions.
(Sources: ABC news, CDC)