Minneapolis-St. Paul Quarantine Station



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Minneapolis. The station’s jurisdiction includes all U.S.-Canada land border crossings in North Dakota and Minnesota and all ports in Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes, maritime vessels (cargo), and other conveyances at international ports of entry within jurisdiction, including the water port of Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Partner with other federal agencies, local and state health departments, private medical providers, and hospitals in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at U.S. ports of entry.
  • 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.
  • Screen and enforce entry requirements for animals, etiologic agents, and vectors of public health significance.
  • Establish planning logistics, along with public health partners, for emergency public health and bioterrorism response.
  • Participate in Minnesota health committees: Refugee Health, Tuberculosis Advisory, and Pest Risk Assessment.

Annual Ports of Entry Statistics

Major Airport Arrivals
Number of international passengers

Major Land Border Crossings
Number of travelers



North Dakota

Major International Water Port Arrivals

Contact Information
(612) 725-3005 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Office Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m CT

CDC Minneapolis-St. Paul Quarantine Station

4300 Glumack Drive, Suite G-2260
St. Paul, MN 55111

Fax: (612) 725-3006