The U.S. Government is going to end coronavirus screening of certain foreign COVID-19 passengers. Also remove conditions that travellers from the targeted countries land at 15 approved U.S. airports. This is according to U.S. and airline officials and a Reuters government paper.
According to Reuters’ drought rollout schedule, the reforms are expected to take place as early as Monday but the transition could also be postponed, U.S. officials said.
The February administration placed increased security standards on travellers in China , the United Kingdom, Brazil, Iran, and Europe’s Schengen area, barring most non-U.S. travellers. People who had come to the United States from those places.
Reuters’ paper says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) “shifts its policy and prioritizes other public health initiatives to reduce the risk of spread of travel-related diseases.” It said that of the 675,000 passengers screened at the 15 airports. “Less than 15 have been classified as COID-19.”
A CDC representative did not comment right away.
Coronavirus screening for Travellers
The “current entry policy for foreign arrivals only protects a limited portion of the travelling population. It needs considerable resources and is not feasible as traffic volumes grow”. The paper said.
Those passengers, who as of late August numbered about 6,750 a day, also experience visual measurements, temperature monitors, and full traveller comments. For public health tests, someone showing signs of sickness or potential infection is going forward.
Airlines for America, an organization supporting American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, said the company advocates “spending limited screening services where they can better be used and no longer think it makes sense to pursue screening at these 15 airports because of the incredibly low number of passengers reported by the CDC as having a possible health concern.”
Reuters stated last month that attempts by the Trump administration to compel airlines to gather contact tracing details from U.S. Bound international passengers have failed, citing five people briefed on the issue. Also that this year such a requirement is impossible.