Traveling right now is a bit of a mess. Not only are Americans banned from Europe this summer, but a number of states within the US also have travel restrictions in place. If you're trying to navigate the confusing political landscape right now (and stay as safe as possible), you might want to reference this list of states that are requiring travelers to self quarantine for 14 days or present a negative COVID-19 test when visiting.
Here are the rules broken down by state (listed in alphabetical order):
Alaska: Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to five days prior to departure
Connecticut: Travelers from states with positive COVID-19 rates of at least 10 cases per 100,000 residents must self-quarantine for 14 days
Florida: People traveling from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are required to self-quarantine for 14 days
Hawaii: Requires a 14-day self-quarantines for incoming travelers. In August, travelers can skip quarantine if they present a negative COVID-19 test.
Idaho: A 14-day self-quarantine is encouraged for incoming travelers from another country or an area outside Idaho with substantially higher community spread or case rates
Illinois: Requires 14-day self-quarantines for people coming from China, Iran, and Italy
Kansas: Travelers from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, or New York must quarantine for 14 days
Maine: Requires travelers from everywhere except New Hampshire and Vermont to either undergo a 14-day self-quarantine or present a recent negative COVID-19 test
Nebraska: All incoming international travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days
North Dakota: All incoming international travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days
New Jersey: Individuals coming from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah must self-quarantine for 14 days
New Mexico: Requires self-quarantines for incoming travelers
New York: Individuals who travel from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. The state also requires anyone leaving to self-isolate at their destination.
Oklahoma: Travelers from Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, or Washington must self-quarantine for 14 days
Pennsylvania: Requires travelers from areas with "significant community spread" to self-quarantine for 14 days
Rhode Island: Requires travelers from areas with "significant community spread" to self-quarantine for 14 days
In addition to the rules set by individual states, US federal policy requires all residents who have visited Brazil, China, Iran, the United Kingdom, Ireland, or Western Europe to return to the country through one of 13 airports where the government is doing additional screening procedures.
If you're worried about traveling in the US, we break down what you can do and should do, per CDC guidelines, here. And consider checking out this real-time map that tracks county-by-county COVID-19 updates.
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