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Earlier this year, several U.S. states announced travel restrictions to help curb the spread of Covid-19. While some of those states rescinded those requirements as cases went down, now other states are adding their own travel restrictions as U.S. cases increase. The list is changing every day, but here are the current travel restrictions by state:
Alaska: Visitors need a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival or pay $250 to get tested upon arrival. If visitors opt to not take a test, they must quarantine for 14 days. Visitors are encouraged to social distance for the first five days. See all the details here.
Connecticut: Visitors from states with high transmission rates must quarantine for 14 days or show a negative test within 72 hours of arrival. See the current list here. The list currently includes 46 states. Failure to comply results in a $500 fine.
District of Columbia: Visitors from states with more than 10 cases per 100,000 people must quarantine for 14 days. Or, visitors can show a negative Covid tests after 3-5 days. See the guidelines here.
Hawaii: Visitors must quarantine for 14 days or show a negative NAAT test from an approved lab 72 hours before arriving. Several airlines provide these tests before departure.
Illinois: Chicago requires visitors from high infection areas to quarantine for 14 days. For states that have lower community spread, a negative test within 72 hours can replace the quarantine. See the map here for requirements by state.
Kansas: The state requires a 14-day quarantine for residents of North Dakota and South Dakota and for domestic travelers who have attended events with 500 or more people. See guidelines here.
Maine: Visitors must show a negative test from within 72 hours of arrival or quarantine for 14 days. The only exceptions are visitors from New Hampshire and Vermont. See details here.
Massachusetts: Visitors must show a negative Covid test or quarantine for 14 days unless coming from a lower-risk state.
New Jersey: New Jersey has a voluntary 14-day quarantine for visitors from 45 states. See the details here.
New Mexico: Visitors from most states must quarantine for 14 days. See the map here.
New York: Travelers from states contiguous to New York are exempt from travel restrictions. However, visitors from other states have to show two negative Covid tests to avoid the 14-day quarantine. See the details here.
Ohio: Ohio advises a 14-day quarantine for visitors coming from states with greater than 15% test positivity rate. See the details here.
Pennsylvania: Residents who travel to certain states and return to Pennsylvania are recommended to quarantine for 14 days. See the list here.
Rhode Island: Rhode Island requires a negative Covid test 72 hours prior to arrival or a 14-day quarantine from certain states.
Vermont: All visitors must quarantine for 14 days. If visitors have no symptoms for 7 days, they may show a negative PCR test to end the quarantine after 7 days. See this page for more information.
Do these restrictions put a wrinkle in your upcoming travel plans?
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Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.