The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is now screening passengers arriving from Wuhan, China to the United States for a new strain of the coronavirus which causes severe pneumonia.
• CDC will begin screening passengers arriving from Wuhan (WUH) for symptoms of the novel Coronavirus
• This includes passengers on nonstop flights from Wuhan, and connecting passengers whose travel started in Wuhan
• CDC screening will start at SFO, JFK, and LAX
• SFO and JFK are the only US airports with nonstop flights from Wuhan, where as LAX has a large number of connecting passengers
• Screening will happen inside the Customs facility at SFO
• SFO has three nonstop flights from Wuhan; on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
• During the past 12 months, an average of 150 passengers arrived on the SFO-WUH nonstop flights
• Passengers from Wuhan that connected at another airport prior to arriving to SFO are also subject to screening
• The CDC recommends that travelers going to Wuhan should avoid animals, animal markets, and contact with sick people
• Passengers from Wuhan may take longer than normal to clear Customs & Immigration to accommodate the health screening process
This is an emerging and rapidly evolving situation. Please check with the CDC for the most up to date information. For more information on screening procedures for arriving passengers, as well as tips for travelers to Wuhan, please visit www.cdc.gov/wuhan.