COVID-19 & Your Business: Frequent Questions

May airlines screen passengers for signs of COVID-19?

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued an “Enforcement Notice Regarding Denying Boarding by Airlines of Individuals Suspected of Having Coronavirus” (or COVID-19). This enforcement notice advises the public that airlines may screen passengers during the check-in and boarding process for flights to the United States from countries with travel health notices issued by the CDC stemming from an outbreak of COVID-19. If passengers seeking to travel from these countries to the United States display symptoms of COVID-19, airlines may deny boarding to them under certain circumstances.

Last updated May 22

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