U.S. Imposes Strict Screening on Travelers Flying from Italy and South Korea

By Paul Riegler on 3 March 2020
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An Alitalia plane in Rome

Following the relatively recent outbreak of the coronavirus in in two regions in Italy, the United States said it will require multiple fever checks of all U.S.-bound passengers flying non-stop from South Korea or any part of Italy, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday.

“Within the next 12 hours, there will be 100% screening, all direct flights at all airports in Italy and across South Korea, he said at a briefing for federal health officials.

On Sunday, the U.S. State Departmentraised the travel warning forLombardy, the capital of which is Milan, and Veneto, of which Venice is the capital, as for South Korea to level 4, its most severe warning.

The administrationalso extended the current travel ban on Iran to include any foreign national who has visited Iran in the previous 14 days

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