Interim Final Rule: Control of Communicable Diseases: Foreign Quarantine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published an interim final rule to amend its Foreign Quarantine regulations, to enable CDC to require airlines to collect, and provide to CDC, certain data regarding passengers and crew arriving from foreign countries for the purposes of health education, treatment, prophylaxis, or other appropriate public health interventions, including travel restrictions. This interim final rule was effective on February 7, 2020 and written comments were invited for submission before March 13, 2020. The interim final rule is published on the Office of the Federal Register’s website.