Asian Women Required To Take Pregnancy Tests Before Traveling To The United States
Cathay Pacific-owned HK Express is saying sorry for needing travelers to take pregnancy tests at the airport as a condition of flying to a U.S. area in the Pacific, as a technique of abiding by U.S. migration needs.
At the Hong Kong airport, Ms. Nishida [a Japanese citizen] had actually shown on a check-in survey that she wasn’t pregnant. That didn’t please airline company personnel, who asked her to allow to an authorized medical service provider to offer her a “fit-to-fly” evaluation, consisting of a pregnancy test.
The authorization kind stated it was for ladies who were observed to have a body size or shape looking like a pregnant lady.
“It was really embarrassing and aggravating,” Ms. Nishida stated. The test was unfavorable and she boarded the flight, she stated.
The U.S. grants citizenship to almost anybody born inside the nation. The existing administration has actually taken efforts to reject entry to individuals it thinks are coming here for the function of declaring citizenship for an as-yet coming kid.
People born in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are U.S. residents. (The status of individuals born in American Samoa is a little bit more complex.)
Up up until 2018 Chinese residents might go into Saipan, in the Northern Marianas, without a visa and remain for approximately 45 days. That year 575 travelers from China delivered there, which is more kids than were board to residents. On the other hand the year the visa waiver program for Chinese visitors to the Marianas was presented in 2009 simply 12 travelers delivered there.
The Trump administration decreased allowed stays for Chinese under the visa waiver program to 14 days. Airline companies usually don’t allow ladies to take a trip that late in their pregnancy.
When the U.S. rejects somebody entry into the nation, the airline company that transferred them here is accountable at its own expense for flying them back. So airline companies attempt to make certain they get whatever right prior to accepting somebody for passage. They check documents and they check the U.S. government’s no fly lists. And they may even require women to take pregnancy tests at the airport.
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While it’s not illegal to visit the U.S. while pregnant, there’s an increased risk that immigration authorities will turn someone away believing they’re entering in order to give birth.
Beijing Capital Airline companies “recommend pregnant passengers travel to Saipan without a visa” because they’re likely to be turned away by migration authorities, the law regardless of, and Asiana advises taking a trip to Saipan throughout the 8th month of pregnancy.
(HT: Live and Let’s Fly)