US will end current health screening of some travelers

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FILE – In this June 26, 2017, file photo, a sign for International Arrivals is displayed at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Beginning next week, the federal government plans to end the current system of temperature checks and travelers vouching for the health. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they will focus on other measures including stronger reporting of illness at airports. The enhanced screening currently applies to people who have recently been in China, Iran, most European countries, the U.K., Ireland and Brazil. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is changing the way it screens travelers from China and certain other countries.

Beginning next week, the government plans to end the current system of temperature checks and travelers vouching for the health.

And it plans to end the requirement that the travelers enter through one of 15 designated airports.

Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they will focus on other measures including stronger reporting of illness at airports.

The enhanced screening currently applies to people who have recently been in China, Iran, most European countries, the U.K., Ireland and Brazil.

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