The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to publish a notice terminating arrival restrictions applicable to certain flights carrying persons who had recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, certain countries, effective September 14. The countries include China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau); Iran; Schengen-Area countries; the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe); the Republic of Ireland; and Brazil.

DHS said the arrival restrictions directed such flights to land only at a limited set of designated U.S. airports where the government had focused enhanced public health screening. According to anecdotal reports, however, in recent months COVID-19 screenings at the designated airports were being administered inconsistently, if at all.

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