Romney, Lee Offer Resources for Utahns Affected by Travel Restrictions Due to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee released the following statement regarding travel restrictions to the United States:

“Tonight, the Administration announced it is restricting travel to the U.S. of foreign nationals who have recently been in certain European countries, listed here. While these restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens, the Administration has indicated U.S. citizens may be subject to screening in order to return and will be directed to a limited number of airports where screening can take place.

“We are seeking additional information from the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security regarding specific guidance for Utahns and family members of Utahns who are currently abroad and wish to return to the U.S.

“In the interim, our office recommends the following actions and resources:

All Americans abroad should register with the State Department’s STEP program, which allows the government to contact them directly with the latest information on travel to the United States. Sign up here.

Country-specific travel information and advisories may be found here.

Per the Department of Homeland Security, Americans returning from the affected countries will now be required to travel through 13 airports:

Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia

Screening and quarantine measures for Americans returning from the affected countries will then occur based on DHS and CDC guidance.

Contact the offices of Senator Romney and Senator Lee:

Senator Romney’s Office
125 S. State Street, Suite 8402
Salt Lake City, UT

Senator Lee’s Office
125 S. State Street, Suite 4225
Salt Lake City, UT