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6/29/2020 - Self-Quarantine for Travelers FAQ

Self-Quarantine for Travelers FAQ

What is the 14-day quarantine travel advisory and how will it work?

Under the 14-day quarantine travel advisory announced by the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, individuals traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation.

The self-quarantine advisory was issued to limit the spread of the virus within our communities. While the recommendation relies on personal accountability, state officials expect that affected individuals will follow the recommendation. Travelers arriving from areas with increasing COVID-19 cases may wish to postpone their travel to the region if they are unwilling or unable to follow the self-quarantine advisory.

How are impacted states being identified?

The 14-day quarantine travel advisory applies to travel from certain states identified as those that have a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or have a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average (“impacted states.”)

When does the advisory go into effect?

The travel advisory went into effect at midnight on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Which states are included in the travel advisory?

As of Friday, June 26, there are currently eight states that meet the criteria stated above:
• Alabama
• Arkansas
• Arizona
• Florida
• North Carolina
• South Carolina
• Texas
• Utah

Please check for a list of states that meet the criteria. New Jersey is working with NY and CT to maintain a list of impacted states. The website will be updated every Monday.