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Detroit Quarantine Station



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Detroit. The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports of entry in Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. This includes the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and the U.S.-Canada land border in Michigan. Also included are the two international cargo facilities in Kentucky for United Parcel Service and DHL Global.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death at land borders and on airplanes and other conveyances at international ports of entry.
  • Partner with federal agencies, local and state health departments, private medical providers, and hospitals in activities related to preparedness, border health, and quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments and refer any migrants with specific medical conditions.
  • Engage with our public health partners for emergency public health and bioterrorism response.
  • Conduct training and education for key partners.
  • Inspect animals, animal products, cargo, and human remains that pose a potential threat to human health.
  • Screen cargo and hand-carried items for potential vectors of human infectious diseases.

Annual Ports of Entry Statistics

Major Airport Arrivals

Number of international passengers

Major International Water Port Arrivals

Major Land Border Crossings (Michigan)

Number of travelers

Contact Information

(734) 955-6197 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Office Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

CDC Detroit Quarantine Station
Detroit Metropolitan Airport

2613 World Gateway Place
McNamara Terminal, Bldg. 830
Detroit, MI 48242

Fax: (734) 955-7790