US airports swamped as coronavirus screening stalls returning travelers

US airports swamped as coronavirus screening stalls returning travelers

Thousands of travelers returning from Europe crowded terminals across US airports Saturday in hours-long lines amid newly implemented coronavirus screening. The surge came hours after the Trump administration’s 30-day travel ban on most of Europe took effect. Waits as long as eight hours were reported to get through screening for the virus.

Maximilian 2 weeks

The perfect conditions to infect those trying to get back into the country.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 2 weeks

So much for social distancing. Just waiting there, packed for hours would raise anyone's temp.

Victor 2 weeks

Up to 8 hours?! Among people who might be infected? Airport security has always been a joke and this just goes to show how bad planning and policy is. Screening should be quick and simple, this kind of process just causes unrest and panic.

Steve Iacobbo
Steve Iacobbo 2 weeks

Look folks, do you want screening or do you want people coming into the country quickly. Pick one, you can't have it both ways.

Amir Ali
Amir Ali 2 weeks

man people try to blame everything on trump

Captain D’s nuts
Captain D’s nuts 2 weeks

Why are we this stupid

Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris 2 weeks

So it's xenophobic to close out borders to prevent the spread of a deadly virus? what does the left smoke? seriously?

Werli 2 weeks

everyone: wtf trump isnt doing anything about the virus *trump implements travel ban* everyone: wtf why would u do that omg its all trumps fault

ICblades 2 weeks

why is common dreams up there they aren't a news source that should be trusted

Joey K
Joey K 2 weeks

Great. Awesome job guys. I see you've learned a lot since 1300

Cas The Demon
Cas The Demon 2 weeks

Why were they going to Europe during this shit?

Tachyon 2 weeks

Meanwhile Trudeau doing nothing! People just walking right off the planes and out into the public with zero screening.

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