Coronavirus screenings force travelers to wait hours in long lines at US airports

Passengers wait in long lines at O’Hare in Chicago on March 14th. | Brooke Geiger McDonald/Twitter

Travelers entering the US from Europe waited for hours in long lines Saturday as new coronavirus screenings led to bottlenecks at major airports, the Washington Post reports. The Trump administration unveiled its new “enhanced entry screenings” on Friday, which routes passengers on flights from 26 European countries through 13 US airports, including Chicago’s O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth.

The new screenings, which include an examination for symptoms and medical histories and instructions for self-quarantine — but not coronavirus tests— were meant to help slow the spread of the virus that has spread quickly across Europe.

But photos on social media showed hundreds of people waiting in close proximity to each other, which is contrary to…

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