These states still require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test
The states are reopening, but that doesn't mean that travelers in the coronavirus pandemic can come and go as they please.
USA TODAY has updated the states that discourage interstate travel by quarantining or recommending visitors and residents returning from other states. And some states require a recent COVID-19 negative test instead of a blanket quarantine directive.
Some districts or municipalities have given travelers similar advice. So if you want to go on a trip or a summer vacation, look for your destination on government websites and wherever you want to stop overnight.
Here are the states that need or recommend travel quarantines:
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy and the State Department of Health and Social Services lifted the mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers. Both interstate and international travelers can come to Alaska if they meet the following requirements:
If tested within 72 hours to five days of leaving their destination, they can come to Alaska with evidence of a negative PCR coronavirus test. You cannot participate if the test is positive.
Alternatively, if you had a negative PCR test within five days of your departure, you can retest on arrival in Alaska. You should minimize contact until the results of the second test are available.
If travelers want to test on arrival, they should register with the test site and quarantine until the results are available. The traveler must be quarantined if this is positive.
If the traveler is a member of the government-appointed critical infrastructure workforce, they must adhere to their company's community protection plan saved by the government.
If none of the above applies (the traveler has no test result, refuses to test, or is not a critical contributor), that person must be quarantined for 14 days.
Travelers who already had COVID-19 and who tested positive at least three weeks before their arrival are currently asymptomatic and can present a letter to the doctor confirming their recovery. You don't need to be retested.
While the state no longer prescribes 14-day quarantine for visitors, it still urges the Arcans to take this into account when they return from the trip to the affected areas.
The state does not currently require incoming travelers to quarantine themselves, but asks residents returning from abroad to do so for 14 days.
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Effective June 5, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis renewed its 14-day quarantine rule for visitors from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The order does not apply to people participating in commercial or academic activities, including athletes returning to the college campus.
Although Governor David Ige no longer requires quarantine between the islands, visitors from outside the state still have two weeks to isolate until July 31.
"We are working very hard to reopen trips outside the state, but we are not there yet. We are very careful. New mainstream markets are emerging, including California, where more than 2,000 new cases were reported yesterday Oregon, Arizona and Texas also report the highest number of new daily cases, ”said Ige in a June 10 statement.
The state requires a 14-day quarantine for Kansans who return from these states on June 17:
Maryland (on or after May 12)
Alabama (on or after June 17)
Arizona (on or after June 17)
Arkansas (on or after June 17)
People must also be quarantined for 14 days if they have left the country on or after March 15, or if they have undertaken a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15.
The Department of Health and Human Services of Maine requires travelers to the state to quarantine for 14 days regardless of where they live unless they can submit a negative PCR test that is no older than 72 hours. New Hampshire and Vermont residents are exempt.
However, according to Maryland's recent "Safer at Home" advice, the state does not require residents returning from abroad who experience symptoms when they arrive home for 14 days to return to the self-quarantine.
As part of the state's "Safer Home" recommendation, all travelers are expected to be quarantined for 14 days, with the exception of essential employees.
Nebraskans who return from international travel and visitors who come to the state for less than 14 days should quarantine themselves for the duration of their visit. The recommendation excludes healthcare workers, commuters and certain other groups. The recommendation excludes healthcare workers, commuters and certain other groups.
According to the state's "Safer at Home" guidelines, non-state visitors who are in New Hampshire for an extended period of time are required to do so, but must quarantine themselves for 14 days.
On June 1, the state allowed more exemptions from the state's 14-day quarantine requirement for anyone entering through an airport or anywhere outside the state. In addition to airlines, the military, and key workers, business travelers and people who appear due to a court order do not have to quarantine.
Governor Kevin Stitt has not lifted his order that persons arriving on flights from the three-state state of New York (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), the state of Washington, California or Louisiana must be quarantined for 14 days. Aviation personnel, the military, healthcare and rescue workers are excluded.
An Army National Guard soldier is waiting to inform those arriving at an airport in Warwick, Rhode Island on March 30, 2020, about the order that all travelers must quarantine themselves for 14 days.
The only quarantine restriction that still applies is for Rhode Islanders returning from an area that still has a residence permit or similar rules.
The state recommends that travelers returning from an area of widespread or persistent distribution in the community stay at home for 14 days from the date of departure.
The state is asking visitors or returning residents to quarantine if they are in risk areas.
Effective June 15, "visitors and travelers arriving in Vermont by plane, bus, train, or stopping in a private vehicle" must be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival, "said the state health agency.
Visitors can either:
Travel by car: quarantine in your home country for 14 days before traveling in your personal vehicle and making no stops.
Travel by commercial transportation or stopover: 14 days quarantine in Vermont accommodation
The Department of Health recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for those who have traveled internationally, on a cruise ship or river boat, or in a U.S. area where COVID-19 has been common in the community.
The Bureau of Public Health's recent COVID-19 bulletin "advises citizens who want to vacation in a crowded area to exercise extreme caution, exercise social distance and wear a face mask, as well as those who have traveled or are too big or crowded vacation travel self-monitoring / quarantine area for 14 days after return. "
According to the Department of Health, travelers to certain cities and counties in the state can stay at home for 14 days or quarantine themselves.
Contributors: Curtis Tate, Bill Keveney, Hannah Yasharoff, Nicquel Terry Ellis, Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY; Jon Campbell, New York State Team - USA TODAY network; Reno Gazette Journal; The Associated Press
This article originally appeared in the US TODAY: Travel Restrictions: The states where visitors still need to be quarantined
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