Has anyone arrived on an international flight at ORD recently? I'm flying BA from LHR in a few weeks and I was wondering if there's anything noteworthy I should expect upon arrival. Based on a quick online search, I can't seem to find anything about the existence of an official quarantine policy. Even if Illinois does have some sort of policy that I'm not aware of, I'm heading to Wisconsin so I doubt they'd be checking up on me there. As of now BA isn't requiring passengers to wear masks and I'm not sure if they provide the masks as a courtesy for those that choose to wear them. I am aware of the Illinois mask law but does anyone know how strictly they enforce it? Am I going to get a lot of flack if I don't have a mask while I'm exiting through T5?
I was hoping someone who has transferred at O'Hare recently, Int'l>Domestic, would respond because I'm curious to see how things have progressed since I did a transfer in mid March just after the shiitake hit the fan.
My experience is of probably little use to you now, but the repatriation then involved huge lines to get through customs only to be escorted (like everyone) to a room with CDC personnel dressed in full protective gear. There they took my temperature (twice for good measure) and had me fill out a form which included contact info. I was then told to quarantine for two weeks at home, with the CDC contacting me twice daily via email asking for my temperature and whether I had any other symptoms on a list.
I had travelled ORD-AMS-LHR-ORD. At that time there were no mask requirements for passengers or crew of course.
What was a planned two-week trip turned into 48 hours of flying over the pond then trying to return to the States immediately on arrival in Amsterdam. AMS was a huge mess (it was the morning after the announcement of the flight ban on continental Europe), but managed to get a flight to London which turned out well: within a few hours at LHR booked a flight home for the next day.
Looking back now I realize in Amsterdam we had our last "normal" dinner in public since this whole thing began - that was nice!
Anyway, mke, best of luck!