no entry sign as states reopen but need self-quarantine

States are slowly beginning to open back up, but that  doesn’t mean travelers are free to come and go as they please in most places amid the coronavirus pandemic.

We have an update on the states that discouraged interstate travel by requiring or recommending that visitors and residents returning from other states quarantine for 14 days.

Some counties or municipalities have issued similar advice to travelers, so anyone looking to go on a road trip or take a summer vacation should check government websites for their destination and anywhere they plan to stop overnight. 

See which states have lifted quarantine orders and which still require or recommend them.


Travelers arriving at state airports are required to go straight to their quarantine location from the airport and remain there for 14 days, or for the duration of their stay if it’s shorter. The state’s mandate was extended until June 2. 

On May 22, Gov. Mike Dunleavy  updated   restrictions for in-state travel: Travel on the road system or marine highway system is permitted, but travel off those systems remains prohibited except in the case of “critical personal needs” or “conduct of essential services/critical infrastructure.”


A state Department of Health directive that took effect May 14 requires 14 days of self-quarantine for travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Orleans and all international locations.


The state urges any person coming in by any mode of transportation to self-quarantine for 14 days.


In late March, Gov. John Carney ordered all out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days, except those passing through the state. The  requirement does not apply to public safety, health care workers or anyone providing assistance to an essential business or emergency service related to COVID-19.

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