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Arriving Passengers Health Card

Arriving Passengers Health Card
Updated May 6, 2020
A Health Alert card for arriving passengers about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

You have traveled internationally and are at higher risk.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.

Stay Home

  • Stay home for the next 14 days, monitor your health, and practice social distancing.
  • Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and watch for symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school.
  • Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

If you feel sick and have symptoms:

  • Stay home. Avoid contact with others.
  • You might have COVID-19; most people are able to recover at home without medical care.
  • If you have trouble breathing or are worried about your symptoms, call or text a healthcare provider. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.


Illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Trouble breathing

Visit the website for more information on monitoring your health and how to contact local public health officials. Visit: www.cdc.gov/COVIDtravel