Boston Quarantine Station

The Quarantine Station phone numbers below are for public health partners only.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Boston. The station’s jurisdiction includes U.S.-Canada land border crossings in Maine, as well as all airports and seaports in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes and cruise and cargo vessels at international ports of entry within jurisdiction.
  • 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.
  • Partner with other federal agencies, local and state health departments, private medical providers, and hospitals in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.
  • Monitor importations that may have pathogens infectious to humans.
  • Partner with health departments regarding emergency response, migrant health, and other public health issues.

Annual Ports of Entry Statistics

Major Airport Arrivals

Number of international passengers

Major Seaport Arrivals

Major Land Border Crossings (Maine) Number of travelers

Contact Information

(617) 561-5701 24-hour access
On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Office Hours of Operation: 7 days per week: 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET
CDC Boston Quarantine Station
Boston Logan International Airport

500 Terminal E
East Boston, MA 02128
eFax: 678-669-2024