Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state


Total cases of Covid-19 have reached close to the 31.6 million mark in the United States. Though some states continue to enforce travel restrictions and quarantines, in general more states have been moving toward looser restrictions or none at all in recent weeks. The situation remain in flux, though.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still warns against nonessential travel at this time. If you do decide to travel to another state, it is vital that you stay updated on the latest statewide regulations, including the latest guidelines regarding fully vaccinated travelers.

On April 2, the CDC released new guidance for domestic travelers who have been fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine, and they don’t need to test negative before or after their travels unless the destination requires it.

Even if some US states have no restrictions on allowing leisure travel, all their official websites have important Covid-19 safety information. For instance, some states still have mandates on face masks in public settings.

This list is alphabetical and includes links to state websites that have important details you should read before you cross state lines:

Alabama

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Alabama. However, visitors should be aware of the state’s mask mandate, as it applies to travelers, too. It’s effective through May 5 (though it’s been extended numerous times). You can check here for updates.

Alaska

Visitors to Alaska are no longer required to have a negative result from a Covid-19 test to enter, though voluntary testing within 72 hours of arrival is still highly recommended. You’re requested to upload results to the Alaska Safe Travels portal. Airport testing remains available. You can read this PDF file from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on testing recommendations and procedures. More information: State of Alaska.

Arizona

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arizona. Check here for updates. Here’s a direct link for information on Native American lands in the state. And you can click here to see the status of specific tourist sites.

Arkansas

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arkansas. Check here for updates.

California

Almost all of California is open to out-of-state visitors again. People are encouraged but not required to self-quarantine upon entering the state. All restrictions except those on conventions of more than 5,000 people are expected to be lifted by June 15. Would-be visitors are advised by the state to call ahead for possible local restrictions, and you can click here to find out local travel information. You can check here for updates on California more generally.

Colorado

As of April 16, there were no travel restrictions in Colorado. You can check here for general updates about the state. You can click here for regional information about what’s open.

Connecticut

Connecticut no longer has travel restrictions. Covid-19 tests and quarantines are now just recommended but not required. Travelers are asked to follow CDC travel guidelines. Please check here for updates and details.

Delaware

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Delaware. Check here for updates.

Florida

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Florida. Check here for updates.

Georgia

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Georgia. Check here for updates.

Hawaii

Hawaii has had an evolving set of travel requirements. You should read them thoroughly before you plan a trip and check often for updates.

Travelers 5 and older who want to bypass the 10-day mandatory quarantine must have their negative Covid-19 test results — from a trusted testing partner — taken within 72 hours of the final leg of departure. You must upload your negative test result to the Safe Travels system before you leave or, as an alternative to uploading, bring a hard copy of a negative test result before boarding your flight. For more information, check here.

Idaho

As of April 16, there are no statewide travel restrictions in Idaho. Check here for updates.

Illinois

As of April 16, there were no statewide restrictions in Illinois, but visitors heading to Chicago have been placed in two categories — orange and yellow. People from an orange state must quarantine for 10 days unless they have a negative Covid-19 test result no more than 72 hours old or have been vaccinated and meet inoculation guidelines. Travelers coming from a yellow state do not need to quarantine or take a prearrival test, but they are asked to wear a mask and social distance.

Check here for more information before you travel to Chicago and see whether your state is orange or yellow. Check here for information on the rest of Illinois.

Indiana

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Indiana. Check here for updates.

Iowa

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Iowa. Anyone 2 and older is encouraged to wear a face covering in indoor public settings. Check here for updates and gathering restrictions.

Kansas

While mostly open, Kansas has some rather specific quarantine requirements subject to frequent change. Check here for updates and more details.

Kentucky

Out-of-state leisure travel is discouraged, but Kentucky has no official travel restrictions. If you decide to go anyway, the state asks you to self-quarantine for 14 days. Read Kentucky’s travel advisory here.

Louisiana

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Louisiana. Check here for updates.

Maine

Travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival or fill out a travel protocol form stating they’ve received a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours. You may also get tested upon arriving in Maine but must quarantine while awaiting results. Residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont are exempt. Travelers who are fully vaccinated are also exempt. Starting May 1, all states will be exempt unless determined otherwise by the Maine CDC. Check here for updates.

Maryland

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Maryland. Travelers are still strongly encouraged to wear masks. Find out more at VisitMaryland guide.

Massachusetts

All visitors, including residents, are asked to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers who have a negative Covid-19 test up to 72 hours before arrival are exempt. Visitors may also test once they arrive in the state, but are asked to quarantine until they receive a negative result. For more exemptions and updates, check here.

Michigan

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Michigan. Check here for updates.

Minnesota

As of April 16, there were no official statewide travel restrictions in Minnesota. Find out more: Explore Minnesota | Minnesota Department of Health.

Mississippi

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Mississippi. Check here for updates.

Missouri

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Missouri. Check here for updates.

Montana

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Montana. Travel restrictions might vary at Native American reservations. Please check here for updates.

Nebraska

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nebraska. International travelers have Covid-19 testing and quarantining requirements, which can be found here.

Nevada

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nevada. Check here for updates.

New Hampshire

Domestic visitors to New Hampshire no longer need to quarantine or take a Covid-19 test to travel to New Hampshire, but it is still recommended to get tested three to five days after arrival. However, people who have had traveled internationally within 10 days of arriving in New Hampshire or have been on a cruise ship do need to follow testing and quarantine protocols unless they meet certain exceptions. Check here for important details.

New Jersey

Tourism is discouraged. Travelers from anywhere other than New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware should self-quarantine at their home, hotel or other temporary lodging with the following in mind:

— If travel is unavoidable, you should consider getting tested with a viral test (not an antibody test) one to three days before the trip and again three to five days afterward.
— If you test negative, you should quarantine for seven days after travel.
— If testing is not available or results are delayed, you should quarantine for 10 days after travel.
— You’re requested to fill out a voluntary online survey.

Fully vaccinated people or people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past three months are exempt from quarantine. Please click here for details and updates.

New Mexico

People traveling from out-of-state are recommended to self-quarantine for 10 days or the length of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter. Exemptions from low-risk states are allowed, but currently, only Hawaii is deemed low risk. Check here for updates.

New York

UPDATE: As of April 10, the quarantine protocols for asymptomatic domestic and international travelers to New York were lifted. People are still asked to fill out a New York state traveler heath form unless coming from a bordering state. You can check here for crucial details.

North Carolina

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Carolina. Check here for updates and details.

North Dakota

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Dakota. Check here for updates.

Ohio

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Ohio. The state encourages travelers to follow CDC guidance. Check here for details.

Oklahoma

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Oklahoma. Check here for updates.

Oregon

People arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Nonessential travel, which includes tourism, is discouraged. Check here for updates and details as well as exemption requirements. Oregon also has a county-by-county risk assessment map you can check before you travel.

Pennsylvania

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Pennsylvania. Check here for updates.

Puerto Rico

To visit this US commonwealth, you need a negative result from a Covid-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours before arrival. If you come without a test result, you must self-quarantine for 14 days or the duration of the trip, whichever is shorter. You must also fill out an online travel declaration form. Please check here for details and updates.

Rhode Island

Those traveling to Rhode Island from a state that has a positive testing rate of 5% or more must quarantine for 10 days. Travelers can opt out of the quarantine if they can provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. This exception does not apply to international arrivals. You can check that list of states here.

Those waiting on test results must self-quarantine until a negative test result arrives. If it’s been at least two weeks since your final Covid-19 vaccine and you are not showing symptoms, you do not need to quarantine. If you’ve tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 90 days and finished your isolation period, you are not required to quarantine or retest unless you display symptoms. You can check here for updates.

South Carolina

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Carolina. Check here for updates.

South Dakota

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Dakota. Some routes through Native American lands might be closed. Check here for updates.

Tennessee

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Tennessee. Check here for updates.

Texas

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Texas. Check here for updates.

Utah

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Utah, though there is a statewide mask mandate. Check here for updates.

Vermont

Vermont has issued updated travel guidance, effective April 9, for its phased reopening. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to test or quarantine. Unvaccinated people must get a PCR test for Covid-19 taken no more than three days upon arrival. If the result is negative, no quarantine is required. There is additional guidance for international travelers and returning residents. Check here for updates.

Virginia

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Virginia. The state suggests getting tested one to three days before travel and again three to five days after you return. Check here for updates.

Washington, DC

Visitors are asked to get a test within 72 hours of traveling, and if the test is positive, don’t travel. A PCR test is preferred over antigen test. If you’re visiting DC for more than three days, you are asked to limit activities until you get a second test three to five days after your arrival. If that result is negative, you can expand what you do. There are notable exceptions that don’t require testing:

— If you have been fully vaccinated within 90 days and do not have Covid-19 symptoms.

— If you have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 90 days and don’t have symptoms now.

— If you’re from Maryland, Virginia, North Dakota or Hawaii.

Check here for updates and important details. And you can click here for the status of tourist-oriented sites.

Washington state

As of April 16, there were no travel restrictions in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee is encouraging visitors to follow CDC guidelines. Check here for details.

West Virginia

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in West Virginia. Check here for updates.

Wisconsin

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions. However, the state is discouraging nonessential travel. Check here for updates.

Wyoming

As of April 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Wyoming. Check here for updates.



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Whitmer defends state health director traveling to Alabama while not fully vaccinated


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer defended her state’s health director traveling to Alabama while not fully vaccinated, even though the governor discouraged traveling amid a nation-leading spike in COVID-19 cases.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel traveled to Gulf Shores, Alabama, despite Whitmer’s warnings against traveling as spring break started up across America.

Whitmer defended the director’s travel during a press conference on Wednesday, saying she would not “get distracted by partisan hit jobs on my team.”

“There have never been travel restrictions in Michigan. There just haven’t been,” Whitmer continued.

MICHIGAN’S TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL TRAVELS TO ALABAMA AFTER WHITMER SPRING BREAK WARNING

“What directors do on their personal time is their business, so long as they are safe, which is what we’re asking everyone in this state to do: get vaccinated, mask up,” Whitmer added.

Michigan GOP communications director Ted Goodman blasted Whitmer and Hertel in a statement to Fox News on Thursday, saying it was “inexcusable” for the state’s health director to travel as the governor “demanded” people in Michigan not travel.

“Gov. Whitmer has demanded that Michiganders refrain from traveling throughout this pandemic yet defends the travel of her top health officials during a time new cases are surging,” said Goodman. “It is inexcusable for the state’s health director – charged with leading Michigan’s response to the pandemic – to vacation to Alabama when hospitalizations for both children and adults are at an all-time high as a result of COVID-19.”

Goodman also pointed out that Whitmer was praised by the media for her COVID-19 response when the numbers were good but won’t get anywhere near her coronavirus response with Michigan leading the country in new cases.

Tricia Foster, the governor’s chief operating officer, made headlines earlier in April for vacationing in Florida even though Whitmer said she was “concerned” about travel between states. Foster posted photos to Facebook of herself vacationing in Siesta Key. After Breitbart first reported on the trip, Foster deleted the post.

Foster was tasked in January with overseeing the state’s vaccine rollout strategy, according to WCMU.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that Michigan shut down again, which Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., blasted in a statement to Fox News on Tuesday.

“It’s clear that Michigan is a hot spot for COVID-19. To prevent further spread and save lives, the Biden administration should adopt a surge strategy and increase vaccine allocation to Michigan instead of advocating for shutting down the economy,” Huizenga said. “Manufacturers, restaurants and small businesses alike are still trying to recover from the mandated government shutdowns over the past year.”

“Shutting down the economy again is not the answer,” the congressman added.

Fox News’ Evie Fordham and Morgan Phillips contributed to this reporting.



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COVID-19 travel restrictions state by state – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather


Editor’s note: This story was updated in its entirety on April 10 and will be updated periodically. However, you should still check with the official state websites before you commit to travel plans. Top photo: South Boundary Avenue in Aiken, South Carolina. Forrest Brown / CNN

(CNN) — Total cases of COVID-19 have reached past the 31.1 million mark in the United States. Though some states continue to enforce travel restrictions and quarantines, in general more states have been moving toward looser restrictions or none at all in recent weeks. The situation remain in flux, though.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still warns against nonessential travel at this time. If you do decide to travel to another state, it is vital that you stay updated on the latest statewide regulations, including the latest guidelines regarding fully vaccinated travelers.

On April 2, the CDC released new guidance for domestic travelers who have been fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine, and they don’t need to test negative before or after their travels unless the destination requires it.

Even if some US states have no restrictions on allowing leisure travel, all their official websites have important COVID-19 safety information. For instance, some states still have mandates on face masks in public settings.

This list is alphabetical and includes links to state websites that have important details you should read before you cross state lines:

Alabama

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Alabama. However, visitors should be aware of the state’s mask mandate, as it applies to travelers, too. It’s effective through May 5 (though it’s been extended numerous times). You can check here for updates.

Alaska

Visitors to Alaska are no longer required to have a negative result from a COVID-19 test to enter, though voluntary testing within 72 hours of arrival is still highly recommended. You’re requested to upload results to the Alaska Safe Travels portal. Airport testing remains available. You can read this PDF file from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on testing recommendations and procedures. More information: State of Alaska.

Arizona

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arizona. Check here for updates. Here’s a direct link for information on Native American lands in the state. And you can click here to see the status of specific tourist sites.

Arkansas

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arkansas. Check here for updates.

California

UPDATE: Almost all of California is open to out-of-state visitors again. People are encouraged but not required to self-quarantine upon entering the state. All restrictions except those on conventions of more than 5,000 people are expected to be lifted by June 15. Would-be visitors are advised by the state to call ahead for possible local restrictions, and you can click here to find out local travel information. You can check here for updates on California more generally.

Colorado

As of April 9, there were no travel restrictions in Colorado. You can check here for general updates about the state. You can click here for regional information about what’s open.

Connecticut

Connecticut no longer has travel restrictions. COVID-19 tests and quarantines are now just recommended but not required. Travelers are asked to follow CDC travel guidelines. Please check here for updates and details.

Delaware

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Delaware. Check here for updates.

Florida

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Florida. Check here for updates.

Georgia

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Georgia. Check here for updates.

Hawaii

Hawaii has had an evolving set of travel requirements. You should read them thoroughly before you plan a trip and check often for updates.

Travelers 5 and older who want to bypass the 10-day mandatory quarantine must have their negative COVID-19 test results — from a trusted testing partner — taken within 72 hours of the final leg of departure. You must upload your negative test result to the Safe Travels system before you leave or, as an alternative to uploading, bring a hard copy of a negative test result before boarding your flight. For more information, check here.

Idaho

As of April 9, there are no statewide travel restrictions in Idaho. Check here for updates.

Illinois

As of April 9, there were no statewide restrictions in Illinois, but visitors heading to Chicago have been placed in two categories — orange and yellow. People from an orange state must quarantine for 10 days unless they have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours old or have been vaccinated and meet inoculation guidelines. Travelers coming from a yellow state do not need to quarantine or take a prearrival test, but they are asked to wear a mask and social distance.

Check here for more information before you travel to Chicago and see whether your state is orange or yellow. Check here for information on the rest of Illinois.

Indiana

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Indiana. Check here for updates.

Iowa

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Iowa. Anyone 2 and older is encouraged to wear a face covering in indoor public settings. Check here for updates and gathering restrictions.

Kansas

While mostly open, Kansas has some rather specific quarantine requirements subject to frequent change. Check here for updates and more details.

Kentucky

Out-of-state leisure travel is discouraged, but Kentucky has no official travel restrictions. If you decide to go anyway, the state asks you to self-quarantine for 14 days. Read Kentucky’s travel advisory here.

Louisiana

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Louisiana. Check here for updates.

Maine

Travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival or fill out a travel protocol form stating they’ve received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. You may also get tested upon arriving in Maine but must quarantine while awaiting results. Residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont are exempt. Travelers who are fully vaccinated are also exempt. Starting May 1, all states will be exempt unless determined otherwise by the Maine CDC. Check here for updates.

Maryland

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Maryland. Travelers are still strongly encouraged to wear masks. Find out more at VisitMaryland guide.

Massachusetts

All visitors, including residents, are asked to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers who have a negative COVID-19 test up to 72 hours before arrival are exempt. Visitors may also test once they arrive in the state, but are asked to quarantine until they receive a negative result. For more exemptions and updates, check here.

Michigan

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Michigan. Check here for updates.

Minnesota

As of April 9, there were no official statewide travel restrictions in Minnesota. Find out more: Explore Minnesota Minnesota Department of Health.

Mississippi

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Mississippi. Check here for updates.

Missouri

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Missouri. Check here for updates.

Montana

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Montana. Travel restrictions might vary at Native American reservations. Please check here for updates.

Nebraska

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nebraska. International travelers have COVID-19 testing and quarantining requirements, which can be found here.

Nevada

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nevada. Check here for updates.

New Hampshire

Domestic visitors to New Hampshire no longer need to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test to travel to New Hampshire, but it is still recommended to get tested three to five days after arrival. However, people who have had traveled internationally within 10 days of arriving in New Hampshire or have been on a cruise ship do need to follow testing and quarantine protocols unless they meet certain exceptions. Check here for important details.

New Jersey

Tourism is discouraged. Travelers from anywhere other than New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware should self-quarantine at their home, hotel or other temporary lodging with the following in mind:

— If travel is unavoidable, you should consider getting tested with a viral test (not an antibody test) one to three days before the trip and again three to five days afterward.
— If you test negative, you should quarantine for seven days after travel.
— If testing is not available or results are delayed, you should quarantine for 10 days after travel.
— You’re requested to fill out a voluntary online survey.

Fully vaccinated people or people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months are exempt from quarantine. Please click here for details and updates.

New Mexico

People traveling from out-of-state are recommended to self-quarantine for 10 days or the length of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter. Exemptions from low-risk states are allowed, but currently, only Hawaii isdeemed low risk. Check here for updates.

New York

As of April 1, the quarantine protocols on domestic travel to New York were lifted. People are still asked to fill out a New York state traveler heath form unless coming from a bordering state. International travelers are still required to quarantine for seven days with a negative COVID-19 test three to five days after arrival or 10 days with no test. You can check here for crucial details.

North Carolina

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Carolina. Check here for updates and details.

North Dakota

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Dakota. Check here for updates.

Ohio

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Ohio. The state encourages travelers to follow CDC guidance. Check here for details.

Oklahoma

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Oklahoma. Check here for updates.

Oregon

People arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Nonessential travel, which includes tourism, is discouraged. Check here for updates and details as well as exemption requirements. Oregon also has a county-by-county risk assessment map you can check before you travel.

Pennsylvania

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Pennsylvania. Check here for updates.

Puerto Rico

To visit this US commonwealth, you need a negative result from a COVID-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours before arrival. If you come without a test result, you must self-quarantine for 14 days or the duration of the trip, whichever is shorter. You must also fill out an online travel declaration form. Please check here for details and updates.

Rhode Island

Those traveling to Rhode Island from a state that has a positive testing rate of 5% or more must quarantine for 10 days. Travelers can opt out of the quarantine if they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. This exception does not apply to international arrivals. You can check that list of states here.

Those waiting on test results must self-quarantine until a negative test result arrives. You must also fill out a certificate of compliance and a travel screening form. If it’s been at least two weeks since your final COVID-19 vaccine and you are not showing symptoms, you do not need to quarantine. If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days and finished your isolation period, you are not required to quarantine or retest unless you display symptoms. You can check here for updates.

South Carolina

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Carolina. Check here for updates.

South Dakota

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Dakota. Some routes through Native American lands might be closed. Check here for updates.

Tennessee

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Tennessee. Check here for updates.

Texas

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Texas. Check here for updates.

Utah

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Utah, though there is a statewide mask mandate. Check here for updates.

Vermont

UPDATE: Vermont has issued updated travel guidance, effective April 9, for its phased reopening. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to test or quarantine. Unvaccinated people must get a PCR test for COVID-19 taken no more than three days upon arrival. If the result is negative, no quarantine is required. There is additional guidance for international travelers and returning residents. Check here for updates.

Virginia

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Virginia. The state suggests getting tested one to three days before travel and again three to five days after you return. Check here for updates.

Washington, DC

Visitors are asked to get a test within 72 hours of traveling, and if the test is positive, don’t travel. A PCR test is preferred over antigen test. If you’re visiting DC for more than three days, you are asked to limit activities until you get a second test three to five days after your arrival. If that result is negative, you can expand what you do. There are notable exceptions that don’t require testing:

— If you have been fully vaccinated within 90 days and do not have COVID-19 symptoms.

— If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days and don’t have symptoms now.

— If you’re from Maryland, Virginia, North Dakota or Hawaii.

Check here for updates and important details. And you can click here for the status of tourist-oriented sites.

Washington state

As of April 9, there were no travel restrictions in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee is encouraging visitors to follow CDC guidelines. Check here for details.

West Virginia

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in West Virginia. Check here for updates.

Wisconsin

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions. However, the state is discouraging nonessential travel. Check here for updates.

Wyoming

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Wyoming. Check here for updates.

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Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state


Total cases of Covid-19 have reached past the 31.1 million mark in the United States. Though some states continue to enforce travel restrictions and quarantines, in general more states have been moving toward looser restrictions or none at all in recent weeks. The situation remain in flux, though.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still warns against nonessential travel at this time. If you do decide to travel to another state, it is vital that you stay updated on the latest statewide regulations, including the latest guidelines regarding fully vaccinated travelers.

On April 2, the CDC released new guidance for domestic travelers who have been fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine, and they don’t need to test negative before or after their travels unless the destination requires it.

Even if some US states have no restrictions on allowing leisure travel, all their official websites have important Covid-19 safety information. For instance, some states still have mandates on face masks in public settings.

This list is alphabetical and includes links to state websites that have important details you should read before you cross state lines:

Alabama

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Alabama. However, visitors should be aware of the state’s mask mandate, as it applies to travelers, too. It’s effective through May 5 (though it’s been extended numerous times). You can check here for updates.

Alaska

Visitors to Alaska are no longer required to have a negative result from a Covid-19 test to enter, though voluntary testing within 72 hours of arrival is still highly recommended. You’re requested to upload results to the Alaska Safe Travels portal. Airport testing remains available. You can read this PDF file from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services on testing recommendations and procedures. More information: State of Alaska.

Arizona

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arizona. Check here for updates. Here’s a direct link for information on Native American lands in the state. And you can click here to see the status of specific tourist sites.

Arkansas

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arkansas. Check here for updates.

California

UPDATE: Almost all of California is open to out-of-state visitors again. People are encouraged but not required to self-quarantine upon entering the state. All restrictions except those on conventions of more than 5,000 people are expected to be lifted by June 15. Would-be visitors are advised by the state to call ahead for possible local restrictions, and you can click here to find out local travel information. You can check here for updates on California more generally.

Colorado

As of April 9, there were no travel restrictions in Colorado. You can check here for general updates about the state. You can click here for regional information about what’s open.

Connecticut

Connecticut no longer has travel restrictions. Covid-19 tests and quarantines are now just recommended but not required. Travelers are asked to follow CDC travel guidelines. Please check here for updates and details.

Delaware

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Delaware. Check here for updates.

Florida

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Florida. Check here for updates.

Georgia

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Georgia. Check here for updates.

Hawaii

Hawaii has had an evolving set of travel requirements. You should read them thoroughly before you plan a trip and check often for updates.

Travelers 5 and older who want to bypass the 10-day mandatory quarantine must have their negative Covid-19 test results — from a trusted testing partner — taken within 72 hours of the final leg of departure. You must upload your negative test result to the Safe Travels system before you leave or, as an alternative to uploading, bring a hard copy of a negative test result before boarding your flight. For more information, check here.

Idaho

As of April 9, there are no statewide travel restrictions in Idaho. Check here for updates.

Illinois

As of April 9, there were no statewide restrictions in Illinois, but visitors heading to Chicago have been placed in two categories — orange and yellow. People from an orange state must quarantine for 10 days unless they have a negative Covid-19 test result no more than 72 hours old or have been vaccinated and meet inoculation guidelines. Travelers coming from a yellow state do not need to quarantine or take a prearrival test, but they are asked to wear a mask and social distance.

Check here for more information before you travel to Chicago and see whether your state is orange or yellow. Check here for information on the rest of Illinois.

Indiana

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Indiana. Check here for updates.

Iowa

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Iowa. Anyone 2 and older is encouraged to wear a face covering in indoor public settings. Check here for updates and gathering restrictions.

Kansas

While mostly open, Kansas has some rather specific quarantine requirements subject to frequent change. Check here for updates and more details.

Kentucky

Out-of-state leisure travel is discouraged, but Kentucky has no official travel restrictions. If you decide to go anyway, the state asks you to self-quarantine for 14 days. Read Kentucky’s travel advisory here.

Louisiana

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Louisiana. Check here for updates.

Maine

Travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival or fill out a travel protocol form stating they’ve received a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours. You may also get tested upon arriving in Maine but must quarantine while awaiting results. Residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont are exempt. Travelers who are fully vaccinated are also exempt. Starting May 1, all states will be exempt unless determined otherwise by the Maine CDC. Check here for updates.

Maryland

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Maryland. Travelers are still strongly encouraged to wear masks. Find out more at VisitMaryland guide.

Massachusetts

All visitors, including residents, are asked to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers who have a negative Covid-19 test up to 72 hours before arrival are exempt. Visitors may also test once they arrive in the state, but are asked to quarantine until they receive a negative result. For more exemptions and updates, check here.

Michigan

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Michigan. Check here for updates.

Minnesota

As of April 9, there were no official statewide travel restrictions in Minnesota. Find out more: Explore Minnesota | Minnesota Department of Health.

Mississippi

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Mississippi. Check here for updates.

Missouri

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Missouri. Check here for updates.

Montana

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Montana. Travel restrictions might vary at Native American reservations. Please check here for updates.

Nebraska

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nebraska. International travelers have Covid-19 testing and quarantining requirements, which can be found here.

Nevada

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nevada. Check here for updates.

New Hampshire

Domestic visitors to New Hampshire no longer need to quarantine or take a Covid-19 test to travel to New Hampshire, but it is still recommended to get tested three to five days after arrival. However, people who have had traveled internationally within 10 days of arriving in New Hampshire or have been on a cruise ship do need to follow testing and quarantine protocols unless they meet certain exceptions. Check here for important details.

New Jersey

Tourism is discouraged. Travelers from anywhere other than New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware should self-quarantine at their home, hotel or other temporary lodging with the following in mind:

— If travel is unavoidable, you should consider getting tested with a viral test (not an antibody test) one to three days before the trip and again three to five days afterward.
— If you test negative, you should quarantine for seven days after travel.
— If testing is not available or results are delayed, you should quarantine for 10 days after travel.
— You’re requested to fill out a voluntary online survey.

Fully vaccinated people or people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past three months are exempt from quarantine. Please click here for details and updates.

New Mexico

People traveling from out-of-state are recommended to self-quarantine for 10 days or the length of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter. Exemptions from low-risk states are allowed, but currently, only Hawaii is deemed low risk. Check here for updates.

New York

As of April 1, the quarantine protocols on domestic travel to New York were lifted. People are still asked to fill out a New York state traveler heath form unless coming from a bordering state. International travelers are still required to quarantine for seven days with a negative Covid-19 test three to five days after arrival or 10 days with no test. You can check here for crucial details.

North Carolina

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Carolina. Check here for updates and details.

North Dakota

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Dakota. Check here for updates.

Ohio

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Ohio. The state encourages travelers to follow CDC guidance. Check here for details.

Oklahoma

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Oklahoma. Check here for updates.

Oregon

People arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Nonessential travel, which includes tourism, is discouraged. Check here for updates and details as well as exemption requirements. Oregon also has a county-by-county risk assessment map you can check before you travel.

Pennsylvania

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Pennsylvania. Check here for updates.

Puerto Rico

To visit this US commonwealth, you need a negative result from a Covid-19 molecular test taken within 72 hours before arrival. If you come without a test result, you must self-quarantine for 14 days or the duration of the trip, whichever is shorter. You must also fill out an online travel declaration form. Please check here for details and updates.

Rhode Island

Those traveling to Rhode Island from a state that has a positive testing rate of 5% or more must quarantine for 10 days. Travelers can opt out of the quarantine if they can provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. This exception does not apply to international arrivals. You can check that list of states here.

Those waiting on test results must self-quarantine until a negative test result arrives. You must also fill out a certificate of compliance and a travel screening form. If it’s been at least two weeks since your final Covid-19 vaccine and you are not showing symptoms, you do not need to quarantine. If you’ve tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 90 days and finished your isolation period, you are not required to quarantine or retest unless you display symptoms. You can check here for updates.

South Carolina

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Carolina. Check here for updates.

South Dakota

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Dakota. Some routes through Native American lands might be closed. Check here for updates.

Tennessee

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Tennessee. Check here for updates.

Texas

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Texas. Check here for updates.

Utah

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Utah, though there is a statewide mask mandate. Check here for updates.

Vermont

UPDATE: Vermont has issued updated travel guidance, effective April 9, for its phased reopening. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to test or quarantine. Unvaccinated people must get a PCR test for Covid-19 taken no more than three days upon arrival. If the result is negative, no quarantine is required. There is additional guidance for international travelers and returning residents. Check here for updates.

Virginia

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Virginia. The state suggests getting tested one to three days before travel and again three to five days after you return. Check here for updates.

Washington, DC

Visitors are asked to get a test within 72 hours of traveling, and if the test is positive, don’t travel. A PCR test is preferred over antigen test. If you’re visiting DC for more than three days, you are asked to limit activities until you get a second test three to five days after your arrival. If that result is negative, you can expand what you do. There are notable exceptions that don’t require testing:

— If you have been fully vaccinated within 90 days and do not have Covid-19 symptoms.

— If you have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 90 days and don’t have symptoms now.

— If you’re from Maryland, Virginia, North Dakota or Hawaii.

Check here for updates and important details. And you can click here for the status of tourist-oriented sites.

Washington state

As of April 9, there were no travel restrictions in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee is encouraging visitors to follow CDC guidelines. Check here for details.

West Virginia

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in West Virginia. Check here for updates.

Wisconsin

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions. However, the state is discouraging nonessential travel. Check here for updates.

Wyoming

As of April 9, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Wyoming. Check here for updates.



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New Vaccine Eligibility and Travel Guidelines, State Resources


In addition to previously-announced vaccination eligibility across a wide range of categories, Governor Murphy announced that everyone 16 or older is eligible starting April 19. You can make your appointment now. We encourage you to get vaccinated – for yourselves and all those around you.

Governor Murphy announced new travel and quarantine guidelines. It’s another reason to get vaccinated. We will update the University’s corresponding guidelines accordingly.

Each year the University provides a flu vaccine clinic. Some of you have asked whether we plan to do the same for COVID. Please know that we have reached out to government and corporate partners to express our interest in providing you a COVID vaccine clinic. While the current level of available vaccines means that is not yet possible, we will do all we can to provide this service when circumstances permit. In the meantime, we encourage you to consult the vaccination scheduling information below to make your appointment.

We continue to prepare return to campus and fall 2021 plans and will communicate those as they are developed.

Better days are ahead. But they are not here yet. Please continue to do your part. Do not let your guard down. Do not fall victim to pandemic fatigue. Follow the Seton Hall Pledge.

Keeping Ourselves and Each Other Healthy

Remember to use #CampusClear every day, whether coming to campus or not.

Your health and safety remain paramount in Seton Hall’s planning and actions. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact the HICT here.

Sincerely,

Shawna Cooper-Gibson, Ed.D.
Vice President of Student Services

Matthew Borowick
Vice President of University Relations

Co-chairs, Health Intervention and Communication Team



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Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- Newark – Delaware State Police


Date Posted: Sunday, April 4th, 2021

Newark- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Saturday afternoon.

On April 3, 2021, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, was traveling on Stanton Christiana Road (Route 7) northbound in the right lane of travel approaching the intersection with Old Stanton Christiana Road. A 2012 Mazda 3, was traveling on Route 7 southbound approaching the same intersection and entered the left turn lane at the intersection. The Silverado proceeded to enter the intersection as its traffic control signal was green. Tthe traffic signal for Route 7 southbound was green for through traffic. The Mazda failed to yield the right of way and turned left entering into the path of the Silverado. The front of Silverado struck the front right corner of the Mazda within the intersection. After impact, the Silverado struck a guardrail and curb located along the eastern edge of Route 7 north of the intersection where it came to its final resting location.  The Mazda spun and came to rest in the northbound lanes of Route 7 north of the collision scene.

The operator of the Silverado was a 67-year-old male of Wilmington. He and his 67-year-old female passenger of Wilmington were transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance  for medical treatment.

The operator of the Mazda was an 87-year-old female of Wilmington who was properly restrained. She was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where she was pronounced deceased. Identification is pending notification to next of kin.

Route 7 northbound was completely shut down for approximately 3.5 hours due to the investigation.

The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate the collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision should contact Cpl/1 M. Callio by calling 302-365-8483. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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Report: SC ranks 2nd riskiest state for travel this spring break; officials balk at claims | Myrtle Beach News


MYRTLE BEACH — Just as spring breakers begin making their way to South Carolina, a QuoteWizard report shows the state is the second riskiest one to visit.

The state leapt from No. 17 in December to No. 2 in March in regard to risk using the same metrics.

“COVID-19-related factors made all the difference,” said Nick VinZant, senior research analyst and insurance expert with QuoteWizard.

The study looked at the state’s number of dangerous driving incidents, current COVID-19 statistics and number of vulnerable adults. It found that Georgia, South Carolina and California are the riskiest states for spring break travel.

City and chamber officials, however, point to the Myrtle Beach area’s COVID cases decreasing, health safety measures in place and traffic control patterns that could be put in place at a moment’s notice that make the region a safe place to visit.

“I find the ranking very confusing,” said Karen Riordan, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

“If you look at the state numbers and you look at the Governor’s statement from (Friday), he would give the state an ‘A’ if not an ‘A+’ for how well we did during COVID… I think his point is one that I agree with, which is that every state, every county and every city had a slightly different strategy. No one in the world had ever gone through what we’ve all gone through the last 12 months.”

Notable from the report showed the state ranked fourth overall in vehicle accidents, ninth in COVID-19 case rates and 11th in hospital capacity.

The Grand Strand saw its worst two months of the pandemic during December and January, a change that previewed itself with a rise in cases around Thanksgiving.

In December, health officials, particularly hospitals, struggled with ICU overcrowding, with outlets such as Tidelands Health reaching as high as 120 percent capacity. The area was hit with 4,234 positive COVID-19 cases, or an average of 136.6 per day — a stark departure from 67.2 in November, according to data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

It didn’t get any better in January, with 4,848 cases and an average of 161.6 per day.

Prior to this two-month stint, Horry County’s worst month had been July 2020 with 4,402 cases, or an average of 142 per day.

In February 2021, Horry County saw a steep decline in positive cases, with 2,815 reported by DHEC, or an average of 100.5.

Thus far in March, the average is well below 80, with no single day going above the century mark all month.

VinZant said COVID-19 and health-related factors had to play a bigger role this year than it did in the past.

“Each factor of the eight was given the same amount of weight, but when you looked at it, there were more health-related factors than there were dangerous driving factors,” he said. “The reason that we did that is because obviously what’s been going on in the last year. That plays a major role.”

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Horry County’s vaccination rate ranks third in the state, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control. However, according to the latest CDC data, South Carolina ranks 30th in vaccine distribution in the U.S.

Myrtle Beach, the state’s most popular tourism destination, has a mask ordinance through the end of March. On Friday, North Myrtle Beach council voted to end its mask requirement beginning Monday. Horry County Council also does not have a mask mandate in action.

As of the latest statistics Friday, there were 36,521 cases of COVID-19 reported in Horry County and more than 545,000 in the state. Deaths in the county reached 552 and in the state there have been 9,083 deaths.

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune said Myrtle Beach is a very small part portion of South Carolina, and even though it is a major destination for visitors, many of the statistics the area sees are based on the area’s permanent population rather than factoring in the more than 20 million visitors annually.

“The Grand Strand area’s COVID cases are actually down, not to mention the fact that we still have a mask order in place,” Bethune said. “Our hotels and restaurants are complying with the order and we have seen that our visitors do as well.”

Riordan said there’s a notion that the Myrtle Beach area still has college-aged spring breaks, and actually there are more families during spring break. She gave the state “high marks” for improving its COVID numbers. She said QuoteWizard did not reach out to the chamber for data.

“The stats that we’ve been seeing locally and even statewide don’t culminate to the No. 2 most riskiest state in the United States of America by any stretch,” she said. “I don’t agree with their assessments and I think that most people who are living in Horry County and who are running a business in Horry County would also probably scratch their heads over that ranking.

“To me, it seems very sensationalistic and I don’t think that it’s based on the facts that are on the ground right now.”

Bethune said that more than two months ago, city management and police department devised a public safety plan in anticipation of the area’s increased tourism.

“It includes a very flexible traffic management plan that can be implemented at a moment’s notice at any time of the day or night, she said. “We work with our business community and our chamber of commerce to help us inform our visitors of our laws and what they can expect while in Myrtle Beach.”

Bethune said it is important that visitors “know that we expect them to obey our laws and practice health and safety guidelines.”

“Our police use message boards to ensure that our visitors entering the city know what to expect and our officers are prepared to enforce our laws in a professional, fair and firm manner,” Bethune added.

Myrtle Beach Police does not keep track of whether drivers who commit offenses are from the area or are tourists.

Plans are in the works to increase hospital bed availability by local health care providers, though the buildings are still a while away from being complete.

The full report can be found here: https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/riskiest-places-to-travel-during-the-holidays.

QuoteWizard is a LendingTree company and one of the nation’s leading online insurance marketplaces, according to a release from the company.

Nick Masuda contributed to this report.





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