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COVID-19 Hotspots: USA


Current as of September 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM

IMPORTANT NOTICE: At this time there are NO requirements of a 14day quarantine when you return to Florida from travel or a vacation, except from International or Cruise travel.

However, there are States which consider Florida a “Hot Spot” and have strict travel policies about visitors from Florida to their State. States that have a requirement of “Know Before You Go” are listed below. This list will only be updated every two weeks.

To view whether any changes have been made to the travel restrictions, visit the CDC travel website and click on the state you want to visit. Or you can search the terms “coronavirus travel restrictions _____” (add the name of the state).

No one wants to quarantine while on vacation. Know Before You Go and make sure there are no restrictions on your travel.


States on the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' Executive Order to NOT Travel to, with areas of a significant presence of COVID-19 "Hot Spots" and States/Cities with Current Stay Home Orders

There are no orders at this time.


States that Have a Requirement: Know Before You Travel
Please adhere to these requirements.

  • Alaska
    Beginning August 11, all out-of-state travelers entering Alaska are required to be tested within 72 hours before arrival; travelers can only enter the state if they test negative. The state is no longer offering tests upon arrival.  Visitors will have to purchase a COVID-19 test at $250.00 and quarantine until results come in at their own expense. 

  • Connecticut
    Connecticut Executive Order #711 – Requires those traveling to CT, if from a State with a positivity rate of 10% or more, must quarantine upon arrival in CT. (Florida is on that list.)

  • Hawaii
    Currently, all visitors and residents arriving into Hawaii MUST adhere to the 14-day quarantine.  Starting October 1, 2020, out-of-state travelers can avoid a 14-day quarantine requirement if they can present a recent negative COVID-19 test. Hawaii airports will not be providing testing. Travelers who cannot present a negative test will need to quarantine for 14 days. All travelers will still be required to fill out a travel form.

  • Idaho
    People entering Idaho from an area outside with substantial community spread or case rates higher than Idaho, this includes Florida.

  • Illinois - City of Chicago ONLY
    Order requiring travelers entering the city of Chicago from states experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes Florida, fines will be given to those who do not abide by the quarantine.

  • Kansas
    Visitors from Florida must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state.


  • Maine
    Visitors with proof of a recent negative test result do not have to quarantine upon arrival. Negative test result must be within 72 hours of arriving in Maine.

  • Massachusetts
    All travelers arriving in Massachusetts are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. This guidance will be displayed as posters at service plazas along 1-90 eastbound, distributed as flyers at major transportation hubs, and posted on highway message boards.

  • New Hampshire
    New Hampshire Governor requested people traveling to New Hampshire for reasons other than same-day trips for work, care of a loved one, or for essential supplies to self-quarantine for two weeks.

  • New Jersey
    All out-of-state travelers, either by train, plane, bus, car or any other transportation must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, if traveling from a state identified as having a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 or a 10% or higher positivity rate.  Florida is on that list. 

  • New Mexico
    By Executive Order, all travelers to New Mexico MUST quarantine for 14 days.

  • New York
    All out-of-state travelers from designated states must complete form(s) outlining travel plans upon entering New York. Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form(s) will be subject to a $2,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Travelers coming to New York from designated states through other means of transport, including trains and cars, must fill out the form online.

  • Pennsylvania
    As of August 21, 2020 – any traveler entering PA from a state with significant community spread of COVID-19, must quarantine for 14 days. Florida is on this list.

  • Puerto Rico
    Beginning July 15, travelers to Puerto Rico must provide a negative test result, 72 hours prior to arrival. Travelers without the documentation must quarantine for 14 days and have a molecular test while on the island at travelers’ expense. Puerto Rico has a mandatory curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. every night.

  • Rhode Island
    All travelers entering Rhode Island from another state by any mode of transportation must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or provide a negative test result within 3 days of travel.

  • Vermont
    All travelers entering Vermont from another state must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

  • Washington, DC
    Travelers arriving in the capital from high-risk states MUST quarantine for 14 days

  • The Islands of the Bahamas
    Effective July 22, 2020 – US Travelers are restricted from entering the Bahamian Islands, by order of the Prime Minister and Bahamian Government.

If you have any questions regarding the above list, please contact
Audrey Cain, Emergency Manager
Audrey.Cain@lakelandgov.net


CDC Recommendations on Travel

  • Domestic Travel

    Coronavirus in the United States—Considerations for Travelers

    Cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reported in all states, and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease. Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Please review the list of States above who currently still have either a Stay At Home or Safer At Home Order, these states should be avoided for travel destinations.  The list also currently provides the states with the most positive cases, “Hot Spots”, these states should be avoided for travel destinations. 

    CDC Recommendations for Domestic Travel

     

  • International Travel

     

    International Travel 

    Warning - Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Ongoing Transmission

    • Widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring globally.
    • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.
    • Older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions are at increased risk for severe disease.
    • There may be limited access to adequate medical care in affected areas.
    • US residents may have difficulty returning to the United States.
    • Travelers should avoid contact with sick people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • All international travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.

    Learn More


    Stay home for 14 days from the time you returned home from international travel. During this 14-day period, take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

    1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for a cough or trouble breathing. Use this temperature log to monitor your temperature.
    2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school.
    3. Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
    4. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

    CDC Recommendations for Returning from International Travel

  • Cruise Ship & River Cruise Voyages

    COVID-19 & Cruise Ship Travel
    Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Ongoing Transmission

    • CDC recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide. 
    • Widespread ongoing spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been reported in some countries. Other countries have reported sustained community spread.
    • Cruise passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported on several cruise ships.
    • Cruise travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing. See Travelers Returning from Cruise Ship and River Cruise Voyages.

    Learn More


    CDC recommends that all people defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide. That’s because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is high. Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, should especially defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, because of their increased risk for severe disease.

    Passengers who return from a cruise ship or river cruise voyage are advised to stay home for 14 days, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.

    CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for cruise ship travel.


    Stay home for 14 days from the time you return home from a cruise ship or river cruise and practice social distancing:

    1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing. Use this temperature log to monitor your temperature.
    2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school.
    3. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

    CDC Recommendations on Returning from Cruise Ship/River Cruise Voyages