Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

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 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.

Ports of Entry Statistics 2009-2010

Major Airport Arrivals

Miami International Airport
Ft. Lauderdale International Airport
Orlando International Airport

Major Seaport Arrivals

Busiest cruise seaports in the United States:

Port of Miami:
Port Canaveral:
Port Everglades:

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