‘Million Dollar Listing:’ Madison Hildebrand Shares He Wasn’t Checked for Coronavirus at the Airport When He Returned From Thailand

President Donald Trump insisted that travelers coming into the United States will be screened for the coronavirus before entering the country.

Trump announced a travel ban during a televised address from the Oval Office. He said there would be “exemptions for Americans who have undergone appropriate screenings,” NPR reports.  Adding, U.S. citizens “will be directed to a limited number of airports where screening can take place.”

Travelers, including one man wearing a protective mask, walk in Terminal A at Tegel Airport before the Trump European travel ban goes into effect
Travelers, including one man wearing a protective mask, walk in Terminal A at Tegel Airport before the Trump European travel ban goes into effect | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Despite the announcement, Madison Hildebrand from Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles said no one screened him when he returned from a trip to Thailand. “Nobody searched or asked me anything too!!” he shared on Twitter along with a retweet of a Daily Mail article about the travel ban.

This New York Times reporter observed the same thing

New York Times reporter Mike McIntire had a similar experience at an airport as Hildebrand. He tweeted about his travel experience. “Just arrived at JFK from Paris. Zero screening, testing or even questions related to coronavirus (and the Global Entry scanner spit out someone else’s entry receipt for me, and the guy behind me got mine, and so on),” he wrote.

Adding, “My wife went through regular customs and was asked if she’d been to China, but that was it. No one asked me a single question, and any other ‘screening’ was nonexistent.”

McIntire also asked a flight attendant how the current state compared to post-9/11. “Final note: An experienced flight attendant on our get-away plane from Europe said he hasn’t seen anything like this since 9-11, in terms of chaos, panic and sky-rocketing fares. He fears it will only get worse,” he shared.

Bravolebrities react differently

While one Bravoleb went into panic mode, another one decided to keep calm and carry on. Alexis Bellino from The Real Housewives of Orange County hit Costco yesterday and stockpiled as many supplies as she could grab. She observed that many others were doing the same thing as panic has clearly arrived in Orange County.

Many of Bellino’s Instagram followers weren’t pleased to see the former Housewife hoarding supplies. “And you are the problem why it’s nothing left in the selves for people,” one person remarked on her Instagram post.

Meanwhile, in Charleston, South Carolina, Patricia Altschul from Southern Charm had a different experience at her local Costco. Altschul is no stranger to disaster relief preparation. Charleston was the target of a monstrous Category 5 hurricane this fall. Altschul approached the coronavirus, in the same manner, she approached the hurricane: with champagne. “Getting prepared in case the coronavirus hits @costco,” she wrote. Reza Farahan from Shahs of Sunset also noticed Altschul brought the right bag along for the shopping trip too. “Birkin at Costco! Love you @pataltschul 🙏🏼❤️,” he responded to her post. Also, Courtney Skippon from Below Deck added, “This is how I provision as well.”

Altschul also included the bubbly for hurricane prep too. “Stocking up on hurricane supplies at  @costco #champagne  #batteries  #pet #toys,” she shared on Instagram and included a snapshot of her shopping cart.