O'Hare Airport

Long Lines at O’Hare Airport Due to Enhanced Coronavirus Screenings

Several travelers shared photos Saturday night showing long customs' lines

Editor's note: Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Aviation will give an update on the long lines at O'Hare Airport at 11:30 a.m. Watch it live in the player above.

Long lines and several hours' waits were reported at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Saturday night due to enhanced coronavirus screenings.

In a tweet, airport officials said processing was taking longer than usual due to the screenings.

"We've strongly encouraged our federal partners to increase staffing to meet demand," the tweet read.

Airport officials said personnel and Chicago police officers distributed snacks and water to travelers waiting to get through customs' processing.

Photos: Long Lines at O’Hare Airport Due to Enhanced Coronavirus Screenings

President Trump on Saturday announced the United States will broaden its European travel ban, adding the United Kingdom and Ireland to its list of affected countries.

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