ニューヨーク脱出を決めた時に、一番心配だったのは空港での検疫だった。

長いフライトで、もし到着が遅れるとレンタカー予約は変更できるのだろうか。
PCR検査結果を待つ間に、段ボール製の簡易ベッドで時間を過ごした話や、
成田空港がいっぱいで、名古屋セントレア空港まで移送されたという話も入ってきた。
私がPCR検査で陽性だったら、子供たちはどのように隔離されるのだろうか。

機内で検疫に関する質問票が数枚配布され、早速記入する。
成田に到着すると、機内前方から15人程度ずつ、順に降機を案内される。
飛行機が駐機場にブロックインしてから、機内で40分以上待たされた後、
ようやく飛行機を降りて、検疫の列に移動するためにの待機場所に進む。

フェイスシールドとマスクをしたスタッフが、グループごとに検疫の質問と検温。
氏名と連絡先、今後の待機場所等を確認した後に、PCR検査の列に並ぶ。

長い綿棒のようなものを鼻に突っ込まれて、数秒でPCR検査は終了。
担当スタッフのスキルに格差があるのか、私は非常に痛いと感じたが、
別の列に並んだ下の子供たちは、意外とケロッとしていた。

その後、入国審査、受託荷物のピックアップをすませてから、
SNS等で見たことのある、ダンボール製のベッドのある待機場所へ移動。

この動線中に、突然行方不明になった客が幾人かいたのだが、
スタッフは当該者を探し回ることもなく、私たちの方がオドオドしてしまった。
曰く「法による強制ではないから」ということで、無罪放免ということか。

そこでの待機時間はかなり長かったが、配布された軽食と飲料が救いだった。
ようやく名前を呼ばれた時には、成田到着後数時間が経過していた。

全体をビニールで覆われた護送車のようなバスで移動すること10分程。
政府が用意したホテルは、成田空港すぐ隣にある東横インだった。

スタッフ一人一人はとても親切だし、形ばかりの水際対策であるが、
海外から来た我々が容疑者同然の扱いを受けるのは、仕方のないことだろうか。

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When I decided to leave from New York, my biggest concern was the quarantine at the airport.

It was a long flight, and I wondered if the rental car reservation could be changed if we were late arriving.
I heard the stories of spending time on cardboard cots while waiting for PCR test results, and that passengers had to be transferred to the Nagoya Centrair airport since Narita Centrair Airport was full.
If I had tested positive for PCR, I wondered how the children would be quarantined.

On the plane, I filled for a few quarantine questionnaires that CA handed out.
When we arrived at Narita Airport, we were ushered off the plane in order, about 15 people at a time, starting at the front of the cabin.
After the airplane blocked in on the tarmac, we had to wait for more than 40 minutes before we were allowed to disembark.
We finally get off the plane and proceed to the waiting area to move to the quarantine line.

Staff with face shields and masks ask quarantine questions and temperature of each group.
After confirming our names and contact information, and where we will be staying in the future, we got in line for the PCR test.

A long cotton swab-like object was shoved up my nose, and the PCR test was over in a few seconds.
I found it very painful, although I was not sure if there was a disparity in the skills of the staff in charge, but my children, who were in another line, were surprisingly OK about it.

After that, we went through immigration and picked up our checked baggage.
We moved to a waiting area with a cardboard bed that we had seen on social media and other sites.

During this transportation, there were a few guests who suddenly went missing.
The staff did not look around for the person in question and we were anxious.
As they said, "It's not compulsory by law," so I guess it was depended on each people.

The wait there was quite long, but the snacks and beverages that were handed out were a relief for kids.
By the time we were finally called the name, several hours had passed since our arrival at Narita.

It took us about 10 minutes to travel in a convoy-like bus that was entirely covered in plastic.
The hotel that the government had arranged for us was the Toyoko Inn right next to Narita Airport.

Although each and every staff member was very friendly, it was a "Border measure".
It was no wonder that ours from abroad was treated like a suspect.

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