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2.03.20 – New Security Directive Concerning the Coronavirus

Monday, February 3, 2020

New Security Directive 

On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the 2019-Coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency. The directive went into effect February 2, 2020.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a new security directive.

Here’s a brief overview of the new directive:

  • Non-U.S. citizens who have traveled to mainland China in the last 14 days are prohibited from boarding flights to the United States.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and traveled to mainland China in the past 14 days, you may only enter the U.S. through one of seven TSA approved airports.
  • New York – (JFK)
  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Honolulu (HNL)
  • Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
  • Washington (IAD)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Dallas – Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Detroit (DTW)

Directive does not apply if you’ve been in Hong Kong (HKG).

Remember, this applies to passengers and NOT working or deadheading crew members.  

Crew ID
You must have your valid Crew ID when working, deadheading or non-revving to prove exemption and avoid and difficulties.

If you have contacted or notified by local health officials that you may have become a person of interest due to exposure or travel to China through the course of your employment, you may be subject to examination, testing, or quarantine. Please cooperate with local officials, notify your FSM and then file an Injury on Duty (IOD) claim.

FA Injury Reporting Process:
To report an injury on duty (IOD) please call or click the link:

1-844-RPRT-IOD (1-844-777-8463)

In unity,
Cathy Sharp, APFA National Health Chair
Bellia Peckson, APFA National Injury on Duty Chair
Thomas Houdek, APFA National Safety & Security Chair

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