As states have opened again up, some at the moment are tightening restrictions, and vacationers might not be free to return and go as they please amid the coronavirus pandemic.

USA TODAY has an replace on the states which can be discouraging interstate journey by requiring or recommending that guests and residents getting back from different states quarantine. And a few states  are requiring a latest, damaging COVID-19 take a look at in lieu of a blanket quarantine coverage.

Some counties or municipalities have issued comparable recommendation to vacationers, so anybody seeking to go on a street journey or take a summer time trip ought to examine authorities web sites for his or her vacation spot and wherever they plan to cease in a single day. 

Listed here are the states that require or suggest traveler quarantines:


Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced that starting August 11, non-Alaska residents want a damaging COVID-19 PCR take a look at taken inside 72 hours earlier than arrival within the state or proof they’re ready on outcomes from a take a look at taken in that 72-hour interval. Non-residents and not using a pre-test can get one on arrival, although for a worth.

“If a non-resident arrives and not using a pre-test, testing is offered for $250 per take a look at,” in line with a coverage on the state’s web site. “The traveler might be required to quarantine whereas ready on outcomes.”

Testing is free for Alaska residents.

The earlier coverage, under, will keep in impact by means of August 10.

Dunleavy and the state’s Division of Well being and Social Companies lifted the state’s necessary 14-day quarantine for vacationers. Each interstate and worldwide vacationers can come to Alaska so long as they meet the next necessities

  • If examined inside 72 hours to 5 days earlier than they go away their vacation spot, they’ll come into Alaska with proof of a damaging PCR coronavirus take a look at. They cannot enter if the take a look at is constructive.

  • Alternately, if they’d a damaging PCR take a look at inside 5 days of departure, they’ll retest upon arrival in Alaska. They need to decrease contact till the outcomes of the second take a look at are available in.

  • If the traveler is a member of the crucial infrastructure workforce, as decided by the state, they’ve to stick to their firm’s neighborhood protecting plan the state has on file.

If not one of the above applies (the traveler would not have a take a look at outcome, rejects testing, or shouldn’t be a crucial employee), that individual should quarantine for 14 days.


Whereas the state not mandates a 14-day quarantine for guests, it nonetheless asks that Arkansans take into account doing so when getting back from journey to affected areas.


Efficient June 25, the state would require a 14-day quarantine for any customer or resident getting back from a area with a transmission fee of 10 constructive assessments for each 100,000 residents on a seven-day rolling common.

Click on right here for the complete record.

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District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. would require vacationers coming to town to self-quarantine for 14 days if they’re arriving from a high-risk space on nonessential journey.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser stated July 24 that the self-quarantine requirement would take impact the next week. Maryland and Virginia, which border D.C., are exempt from the order, however different states that see a seven-day transferring common of recent COVID-19 instances at 10 or extra per 100,000 individuals might be affected.

As of August 10, the up to date record of “high-risk states” that require a 14-day self-quarantine embrace: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.


Efficient Aug. 6, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis rescinded the state’s 14-day quarantine rule for guests from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut


With the variety of COVID-19 instances rising within the Aloha State, Hawaii Gov. David Ige stated on Aug. 6 that he would reinstate the 14-day quarantine requirement for individuals touring between the islands starting Aug. 11, whereas making an exception for individuals arriving on Oahu from the opposite counties.

“I’ve been working intently with all of our county mayors and we agree that reinstating the inter-island journey quarantine is critical and the proper factor to do right now. We should shield our neighbor island residents in gentle of the alarming improve in COVID-19 instances on O‘ahu,” Ige stated.

Hawaii, which has been aggressive in implementing its quarantine guidelines, initially lifted the inter-island quarantine rule on June 16.

On July 13, Gov. David Ige introduced he was delaying the beginning of a program that might enable out-of-state guests with a damaging COVID-19 take a look at to bypass quarantine by not less than one month to Sept. 1.  

Scratch that August journey to Hawaii:  The state simply prolonged its quarantine till Sept. 1


Town of Chicago is requiring guests from sure states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Test right here for weekly updates on Tuesdays.


The state requires a 14-day quarantine for these heading to Kansas who’ve traveled domestically and been at gatherings of greater than 500 individuals, starting on or after Aug. 11.


Underneath a brand new advisory introduced Monday, Kentuckians who journey to 9 scorching spot states reporting constructive testing charges equal or larger than 15% at the moment are beneficial to bear a 14-day self-quarantine. The states included in Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s journey advisory are Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Mississippi.

Beshear stated case clusters have been traced to residents who’ve just lately returned from holidays or attended giant gatherings equivalent to block events or barbecues.


Maine’s Division of Well being and Human Companies requires vacationers to the state to self-quarantine for 14 days until they’ll current a damaging PCR take a look at no older than 72 hours. Residents of New Hampshire and Vermont are exempt, in addition to the tri-state contingent of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. 


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on July 29 issued a journey advisory urging residents to keep away from visiting some states with quickly rising instances of coronavirus.

The journey advisory applies to states with constructive take a look at charges of or larger than 10%. As of July 29, that would come with Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and Texas.

Hogan stated if individuals should go to these states, they need to instantly be examined upon returning to Maryland and quarantine themselves till studying the outcomes. 


As of Aug. 1, everybody coming into Massachusetts should quarantine for 14 days or present a damaging COVID-19 take a look at outcome administered as much as 72 hours upfront of their arrival. If the take a look at outcomes have not are available in earlier than vacationers get to Massachusetts, you they quarantine till the outcomes are in.

Anybody getting into the state has to fill out a journey kind earlier than getting into, additionally as of Aug. 1. Nonetheless, these touring from lower-risk states or who meet different exemptions will not have to take action. Particulars right here.

Individuals who do not observe the foundations may very well be topic to a $500 positive per day.


Nebraskans getting back from worldwide journey and guests coming to the state for lower than 14 days ought to self-quarantine at some point of their go to. The advice excludes well being care employees, commuters and sure different teams.The advice excludes well being care employees, commuters and sure different teams. 

New Hampshire

Underneath the state’s “Safer at House” tips, it requests – however doesn’t require – out-of-state guests who might be staying in New Hampshire for an prolonged time period to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

New Jersey

Vacationers flying into New Jersey from so-called scorching spot states the place coronavirus is spiking might be requested to fill out a survey beginning July 20.

The announcement got here from state well being Commissioner Judith Persichilli greater than three weeks after Gov. Phil Murphy joined his counterparts in New York and Connecticut to announce a compulsory 14-day quarantine for guests arriving from states with excessive numbers of constructive instances.

Sustain with the record right here.

New Mexico

On June 1, the state allowed extra exemptions to the state’s 14-day quarantine requirement for anybody getting into by means of an airport or wherever from out of state. Along with airline, army and important employees, enterprise vacationers and people showing pursuant to a courtroom order wouldn’t have to quarantine.

New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state, which was the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic early on, can be requiring guests and residents getting back from from out of state to quarantine for 14 days. Test the record.


Folks touring to Ohio from states with constructive COVID-19 testing charges of 15% or larger are topic to the state’s new journey advisory. Keep up-to-date right here.


Gov. Kevin Stitt has not rescinded his government order requiring individuals arriving on flights from the New York tri-state space (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), Washington state, California or Louisiana to quarantine for 14 days. Airline personnel, army, well being care and emergency employees are exempt.  


Pennsylvanians ought to quarantine for 14 days when getting back from the next states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah. The state’s well being division encourages those that traveled or plan to journey to an space with excessive coronavirus case counts to keep dwelling for 14 days after their journeys.

Rhode Island

An Army National Guard soldier waits to inform those arriving at an airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, on March 30, 2020, of an order for all travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days.
An Military Nationwide Guard soldier waits to tell these arriving at an airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, on March 30, 2020, of an order for all vacationers to self-quarantine for 14 days.

You will need to self-quarantine for 14 days or present a damaging COVID-19 take a look at inside 72 hours of arriving in Rhode Island if coming from sure states with a COVID-19 positivity fee larger than 5% (examine right here for the up-to-date record). You’ll be able to go away quarantine in case you obtain a damaging take a look at outcome as soon as within the state.

South Carolina

The state recommends that vacationers returning from an space with widespread or ongoing neighborhood unfold keep dwelling for a interval of 14 days from the date of departure. 


The state asks guests or returning residents to quarantine if they have been in high-risk areas.


Efficient June 15, “Guests and vacationers coming to Vermont by airplane, bus or practice ─ or those that make stops in a private car ─ should quarantine for 14 days after they arrive,”  the state well being division stated.

Guests could both:

  • Touring by automotive: Quarantine of their dwelling state for 14 days earlier than touring of their private car and making no stops.

  • Touring utilizing industrial transportation or driving with stops: Quarantine for 14 days at a lodging facility in Vermont 


The state Division of Well being recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for many who have traveled internationally, on a cruise ship or river boat, or to a U.S. space the place COVID-19 circulated extensively in the neighborhood.

West Virginia

The Bureau of Public Well being’s most up-to-date COVID-19 bulletin “recommends state residents with plans to trip in a crowded space be extraordinarily cautious, follow social distancing and put on a face masks, and those that have traveled or are touring to a big or crowded trip space to self-monitor/quarantine for 14 days upon return.” 


The Division of Well being Companies says that sure cities and counties within the state could topic vacationers to remain at dwelling or self-quarantine for 14 days. 

Contributing: Ryan Miller, Curtis Tate, Invoice Keveney, Hannah Yasharoff, Nicquel Terry Ellis, Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY; Jon Campbell, New York State Workforce – USA TODAY Community; Reno Gazette Journal; York Day by day Document; The Related Press

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