Pandemonium at airports follows new European travel ban
March 16, 2020
CHICAGO - Airports nationwide were thrown into chaos this weekend as workers scrambled to roll out the Trump administration's hastily arranged health screenings for travelers returning from Europe.
Scores of anxious passengers said they encountered jam-packed terminals, long lines and hours of delays as flights from more than two dozen European countries were routed through 13 of the busiest travel hubs in the United States. Airport workers queried them about their health and instructed them to self-quarantine as part of the "enhanced entry screenings" announced Friday to slow the spread of the coronavirus.