Because of the COVID-19 outbreak in mainland China and Iran, there are White House travel directives in place:
- Restricting all foreign nationals who have traveled or been in mainland China and Iran in the past 14 days from entering the U.S. This order can be renewed by the President every 14 days.
- Requiring all U.S. citizens and their close family members returning from mainland China to enter through one of eleven airports in the U.S. (including LAX), where they will be screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
- If travelers are showing signs of respiratory illness, they will be sent for additional testing to a health care facility.
- If travelers were in the Hubei Province at any time in the past 14 days, they will be quarantined at a secure location and monitored for illness for 14 days from their last exposure.
- If travelers are returning from other places in mainland China and have been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus, they may also be subject to quarantine for 14 days from last exposure.
- If travelers are returning from all other parts of mainland China and they have not been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus, they will be allowed to travel to their final destination where they will be monitored by their local public health department and asked to remain in their homes and avoid public places for 14 days from last exposure.