The United States decided to abandon this practice, since identifying patients only on the basis of external symptoms proved ineffective.
Mandatory health checks for passengers from countries of epidemic risk have been canceled at American airports from September 14. This was announced on Thursday, September 17, by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Planes from China, Iran, the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland, and Brazil had to land at one of 15 airports designated for health checks.
However, in the United States, they decided to abandon this practice, since identifying patients only on the basis of external symptoms was ineffective.
This is because the virus can be transmitted from people without symptoms of the disease or from those who have not yet developed symptoms.
The new measures include the voluntary provision of contact information, a possible 14-day quarantine for those arriving from the risk zone, and the training of border checkpoint employees so that they can identify cases.
The measures also include the development of a network of coronavirus testing points in cooperation with foreign airline partners.
Recall that US President Donald Trump announced a mass vaccination against coronavirus in the United States in October 2020.