New York Quarantine Station

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

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New York


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) operates a quarantine station in New York City (NYC). The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, as well as the U.S.-Canadian land border crossings in New York and Vermont.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness on airplanes, maritime vessels (cruise and cargo), and at land border crossings.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments and refer any migrants with infectious tuberculosis and other communicable diseases.
  • Partner with other federal agencies and local and state health departments in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.
  • Collaborate on binational border projects.
  • Coordinate binational case detection, notification, and investigation with state and local health departments and border protection agencies.
  • Conduct public health research.
  • Monitor importations that may have pathogens infectious to humans.

Annual Ports of Entry Statistics

Major Airport Arrivals
Number of international passengers
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport: 14 million
  • La Guardia International Airport: 882,000
Major Seaport Arrivals
  • 753,000 international cruise and cargo ship passengers and crew

Major Land Border Crossings

Number of travelers
  • Buffalo-Niagara Falls: 12.5 million
  • Champion-Rouses Point: 3 million
  • Massena: 1.7 million

Contact Information
(718) 553-1685 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
This phone number is for public health partner use only.

Office Hours of Operation:
24 hours per day, 7 days per week

CDC New York Quarantine Station
JFK International Airport

Terminal 4, Room 219.016
2nd Floor, East Concourse
Jamaica, NY 11430-1081

Fax: (718) 553-1524