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Miami Quarantine Station



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Miami. The station’s jurisdiction includes the preclearance ports in the Bahamas and Aruba; and all ports in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Conduct surveillance for communicable diseases of public health importance at ports of entry in partnership with federal, state, and local port and public health officials and health care providers.
  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes and maritime vessels, and make public health assessments.
  • Dispense immunobiologics and investigational drugs upon requests made to CDC.
  • Inspect cargo and hand-carried items for potential vectors of communicable diseases.
  • Partner with state and local public health department and port agencies in emergency response planning.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments of any migrants with specific medical conditions.

Annual Ports of Entry Statistics

Major Airport Arrivals

Number of international passengers

Major Seaport Arrivals

  • 10 million international cruise and cargo ship passengers and crew
  • Top three seaports: Miami, Port Everglades, and Port Canaveral

Contact Information

(305) 526-2910 24-hour access

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

Office Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

CDC Miami Quarantine Station
Miami International Airport

Terminal Bldg, 3rd Fl.
Concourse D, Miami, FL 33122

Fax: (305) 869-1495