Travelers No Longer Being Funneled Through DFW Airport For Enhanced Health Screening


International travelers will no longer be funneled through DFW International Airport for enhanced COVID-19 health screenings.

DFW International Airport in Irving was one of 15 major US airports that had to handle passengers from some countries who were entering or reentering the US.

The Centers for Disease Control had imposed the requirements in January which included temperature screening and a questionnaire. And there were headaches at first as long lines overwhelmed US Customs agents.

But it turns out the screenings had little use as only 15 cases of COVID-19 were found out of more than 675,000 screenings, according to health officials.

Instead the CDC says it will focus on other measures, including a stronger response to reports of illness at airports.