The US government is taking precautions to make sure travelers who have traveled to China recently or are entering the country from China are thoroughly screened for coronavirus. Unfortunately, this also means some incredibly long lines at the 11 airports designated as “screener airports.”
All flights coming from China are being routed through these airports, with special screening measures in place at each to prevent the virus’ spread. The extra screening means longer lines; some people are even reporting customs lines that are six hours long, as travelers are being asked to fill out questionnaires detailing their entire trip, and undergo CDC screening that includes getting their temperature taken. And if you’ve been in the Chinese province of Hubei in the past 14 days, you’ll be welcomed home by a mandatory two-week quarantine.