White House Orders COVID Screenings Of International Passengers To Stop This Monday
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White House Orders COVID Screenings Of International Passengers To Stop This Monday

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DeAnna Taylor
DeAnna Taylor Sep 10, 2020

Yahoo News reports that the White House has handed down an order, telling U.S. airports to cease Coronavirus screenings of international passengers.

Since the beginning of this year, 15 of the country’s busiest airports have screened incoming international passengers with temperature checks and medical questionnaires. It was mostly done for flights coming in from high-risk places like China, Iran, and parts of Europe.

The screenings will officially stop at 12:01am on Monday, Sept. 14.

This will go into effect although cases in the U.S. continue to rise, and many states have imposed their own quarantine rules. Many people have criticized the government’s handling of airport screenings, and are hoping that the individual airlines will step up in its place.

Do you think this is a smart move?

Related: These Select U.S. Airports Now Have On-Site COVID Testing