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

  • Logan International Airport: 2.2 million
  • Bangor International Airport: 12,200
Major Seaport Arrivals

Number of international cruise and cargo ship passengers and crew

  • Boston, MA: 69,153
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: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
CDC Boston Quarantine Station
Boston Logan International Airport

500 Terminal E
East Boston, MA 02128
eFax: 678-669-20245