“U.S. Customs and Border Protection continues to work closely with our federal and industry partners in Atlanta, as well as at the 12 other U.S. airports receiving travelers across the nation from countries with restricted travel to ensure all individuals are screened according to CDC guidelines,” said a CBP spokesperson in a written statement.
For flights coming from countries subject to the enhanced screening, passengers on the plane are asked to fill out a traveler health declaration form, according to a script for airline cabin crews. The passengers hand the forms to authorities after they get off the plane. They could go through additional health screening.
They are also handed a card or flyer with details on how to check their temperature and health status for the next 14 days.
The CDC has required screening of travelers in Korea and Italy before they board planes to the United States.
Americans who have been in Europe, China, Iran, Malaysia or South Korea are also subject to self-quarantine, meaning they are asked to stay home for 14 days and monitor their health.
There are no flights from Iran to Atlanta, and flights from China were suspended more than a month ago.