Traveling Within the United States During the Pandemic

It is a worrying time to be travelling right now. There is differing advice on how much you should travel and how far you should go, depending on the country you live and even the state you live in. As the world slowly, and carefully, returns to normal, many countries are beginning to relax their border controls. It is becoming more and more safe to travel to different countries and to start planning vacations again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still recommends that you avoid all nonessential international travel but perhaps you need to travel inner state to visit family or for businesses. Either way, with the ‘stay at home orders’ being lifted and restrictions easing, you need to know which states have restrictions on travel right now before you make your journey. 

States with the highest record of infections

It is important to know which states have the largest spread before travelling. There are also some states that have different restrictions depending on whether you are coming from a state with a low or high number of cases. The 5 states with the largest number of infections are New York, California, New Jersey, Illinois and Texas.

States where it is mandatory to self-quarantine for 14 days

Kansas. Travellers must self-quarantine when travelling from any states with widespread infection rates (see above).

Florida. Travellers must self-quarantine when travelling from the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut).

New Hampshire. 

New Mexico. Some essential workers such as health care workers and airline employees must self-quarantine when coming in from another state. Keep an eye out on www.newmexico.org for changing information.

North Dakota

Rhode Island 

Massachusetts. All must self-quarantine except essential workers. 

States which advise that you self-quarantine 14 days

Connecticut. 

Idaho.

Iowa.

Nebraska. Travellers are advised to self-quarantine when coming in from states which have a high number of infections (see above).

Nevada.

Ohio.

Pennsylvania.

Vermont. Travellers are advised to self-quarantine except for those travelling from states with the number of covid-19 cases similar to their own.

Virginia.

Wisconsin.

States with special restrictions

Alaska. Anyone coming from out of state must complete a travel declaration form. They must also be tested 3-5 days before travel and can only enter if they test negative.

Hawaii. All travellers and crew will need to fill out a travel and health form before boarding.

Maine.  Travellers are required to fill out a certificate of compliance at hotels and other lodging establishments.

Utah. All travellers entering are required to complete a travel declaration form.

States with no Travel Restrictions

Alabama.

Arkansas.

California.

Colorado.

Delaware.

Georgia.

Illinois.

Indiana.

Kentucky.

Louisiana.

Maryland. 

Michigan.

Minnesota.

Mississippi.

Missouri.

Montana.

New Jersey.

New York.

North Carolina.

Oklahoma.

Oregon.

South Carolina.

South Dakota.

Tennessee.

Texas.

Washington.

West Virginia.

Wyoming. 

We at Lively Company want you to be safe but we also want you to be informed. Because of the ever-changing situation, be sure to check on your own states restrictions as well as any in your destination state, in plenty of time before your journey. 

Stay Safe, Stay Informed.

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