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Britain to launch 14-day quarantine for arriving travelers, airlines say

Britain to launch 14-day quarantine for arriving travelers, airlines say

World
May 9 (UPI) -- British airlines said they have been told the government is planning a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving there from any country other Ireland. Government and aviation sources told BBC News the quarantine means people might have to provide an address as they arrive at the border. The implementation of the quarantine is expected to happen by the end of the month. Air passengers arriving in Britain would have to self-isolate for 14 days in a private residence. Details such as whether arriving travelers will be able to stay in a rented private place and how long the quarantine policy will remain in effect remain unclear. "We need to see the details of what they are proposing," said Airlines UK, which represents British Airways, EasyJet and other British-based airlines, in...
CDC to distribute faster coronavirus test, screen China travelers at airports

CDC to distribute faster coronavirus test, screen China travelers at airports

Health
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Coronavirus has arrived in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to screen all travelers arriving from China and distribute a faster test to speed diagnoses to try to control its spread. After confirming the first case -- in a 30-year-old man from Seattle who had traveled to Wuhan, China, ground zero for the outbreak -- officials at the CDC this week outlined steps being taken to contain the virus, which has sickened more than 400 people in China, causing death in 17. The Washington state resident is currently undergoing treatment and is reportedly doing well, though the global outbreak continues to spread. In addition to China, cases have previously been reported in Japan, Thailand and South Korea, and on Wednesday Hong Kong confirm...
Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers

Measles alert issued for Chicago O'Hare air travelers

Health
A measles alert was issued Monday, four days after an air passenger who was diagnosed with the highly contagious virus passed through two terminals at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Somewhere between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Jan. 10, according to a statement obtained by ABC News and released by the Illinois Department of Public Health, "a passenger on an international flight with a confirmed case of measles arrived in Terminal 5" of the airport and the person "departed on a domestic flight from Terminal 1." The statement warned that this passenger "was infectious that day" and "may have traveled to other parts of the airport." This marks at least the second potential measles exposure case this year involving U.S. aiports. Last week, a female college student traveling...
Travelers complain of airfare gouging as Hurricane Irma approaches

Travelers complain of airfare gouging as Hurricane Irma approaches

Finance
Travelers hoping to get on a flight out of Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma may find they're facing sky-high prices.Consumers took to social media this week to complain about price gouging out of Florida ahead of the Category 5 storm — showing screenshots of examples, such as a $ 1,738 United flight between Miami and Indianapolis, and a $ 2,370 American flight between Miami and Los Angeles. The latest forecasts project the "potentially catastrophic" storm could make landfall in south Florida this weekend.Airfare experts say the price changes aren't an attempt by the airlines to capitalize on desperate travelers, but rather, an unfortunate combination of regular airline practices that penalize last-minute bookings. (Although that's still cold comfort for anyone trying to evade Hurricane Irma