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State Travel Restrictions


Current as of February 24, 2021, at 10 a.m.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: At this time there are NO requirements for a 14-day quarantine when you return to Florida from travel or a vacation, except international or cruise travel.

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/Cities/Territories that Have a Requirement: Know Before You Travel
Please adhere to these requirements.

  • California
    As of December 6, people coming to California are being asked to self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival, avoid non-essential travel, including tourism.

  • Colorado
    As of December 14, Pitkin County, Colorado (which includes ski resort Aspen/Snowmass), requires visitors to complete a health affidavit and provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or face a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

  • 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). Visitors can opt-out of the 14-day quarantine in limited cases if they can provide proof that they have had a negative COVID-19 test in the past 72 hours

  • Hawaii
    Currently, all visitors and residents arriving into Hawaii MUST adhere to the 10-day quarantine. Starting October 1, 2020, out-of-state travelers can avoid a 10-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 10 days. All travelers will still be required to fill out a travel form.

  • Illinois - City of Chicago ONLY
    Effective Friday, November 13, 2020, the Emergency Travel Order has been modified. Under the new system, states will be placed in three categories – red, orange, and yellow – based on the status of the outbreak in the states and how the data compares to the situation in Chicago.  Florida is in the Orange – therefore if you provide a negative test 72 hours prior to travel, you will not have to quarantine for 14 days while you are there. 

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

  • Maryland
    People who travel to Maryland must either get a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival or self-quarantine for 10 days. This applies to people coming from all places except Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.

  • Massachusetts
    All travelers arriving in Massachusetts are instructed to self-quarantine for 10 days. Should you be able to produce a negative test within 72 hours of travel, you will not have to quarantine while in the state. 

  • New Hampshire
    Visitors to New Hampshire are asked to self-quarantine for 10 days unless they are arriving from elsewhere in New England. People who get a negative COVID-19 test result on or after the seventh day of quarantining can break it early. If it has been 14 days or more since you got your second COVID-19 vaccine, you do not need to quarantine or get tested. You can also bypass the requirements if you have previously tested positive for active COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days. If you had a previous infection that was more than 90 days ago, you must still follow all quarantine requirements.

  • New Jersey
    All out-of-state travelers, either by train, plane, bus, car, or any other transportation must quarantine for 10 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 this form.

    • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure from their state.
    • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
    • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.

  • 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.

  • Pennsylvania
    Travelers arriving in Pennsylvania are required to quarantine for 10 days or provide a negative COVID-19 test result that's less than 72 hours old upon arrival.

  • 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 three 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 or get a negative test 72 hours before arriving.

  • Washington (State)
    Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington on November 13, a 14-day self-quarantine for interstate and international travel. Tourists are being discouraged from visiting.

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