Americans return to long waits in cramped spaces for screenings at U.S. airports

World Mar 15, 2020

Americans return to long waits in cramped spaces for screenings at U.S. airports

As weary travelers returned to the U.S. amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions, they were greeted with packed, hourslong waits for required medical screenings at airports. Posts on social media indicated passengers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport waited upward of four hours in winding lines, eliciting criticism ...

Japan begins coronavirus travel curbs on China and South Korea

National Mar 9, 2020

Japan begins coronavirus travel curbs on China and South Korea

The government implemented tougher border control measures Monday for travelers from China and South Korea, effectively banning tourists from the two countries through the end of this month, as it fights to prevent a surge in coronavirus infections. Nearly 3 million visas already issued to ...

Itami airport to be first in Japan to offer toilets for dogs

National Feb 11, 2020

Itami airport to be first in Japan to offer toilets for dogs

Itami airport is set to become the first in Japan to offer toilets for exclusive use by dogs. The regional airport, which is also known as Osaka International Airport but straddles Osaka and Hyogo prefectures, decided to introduce the canine facility after receiving requests not ...

13 Japanese airports to suspend flights to mainland China

National Feb 10, 2020

13 Japanese airports to suspend flights to mainland China

Regular flights between mainland China and at least 13 regional airports in Japan will be completely suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, operators of the facilities said Monday. Airports in Ibaraki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima and other prefectures will have no direct flights to Shanghai or any ...