COVID-19 travel advisory list for NY, NJ and CT

In an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, all travelers to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the Tri-State Region.

As of Tuesday, September 22, there were 35 states and territories on the travel advisory list. The newly added states include Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming. No areas were removed in the latest update.

On June 24, the governors of each state held a joint news conference announcing the travel advisory. Since then the list has continued to grow. The restriction requires travelers and those residents who are returning from impacted states to self-quarantine at their home, or a hotel or other temporary lodging.

Individuals should leave the place of self-quarantine only to seek medical care and treatment or to obtain food and other essential items.

The formula to determine which travelers should quarantine is based on those coming from states where there is a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

The number of states and locations added to the travel advisory has fluctuated from week to week.

Alabama (added 6/24/20)

Alaska (re-added 9/1/20)

Arizona (added 9/22/20)

Arkansas (added 6/24/20)

Delaware (re-added 9/8/20)

Florida (added 6/24/20)

Georgia (added 6/30/20)

Gaum (added 8/25/20)

Idaho (added 6/30/20)

Iowa (added 6/30/20)

Illinois (added 7/28/20)

Indiana (added 7/21/20)

Kansas (added 7/7/20)

Kentucky (added 7/28/20)

Louisiana (added 6/30/20)

Minnesota (added 9/22/20)

Mississippi (added 6/30/20)

Missouri (added 7/21/20)

Montana (re-added 9/1/20)

Nebraska (added 7/21/20)

Nevada (added 9/22/20)

North Carolina (added 6/24/20)

North Dakota (added 7/21/20)

Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)

Puerto Rico (added 9/15/20)

Rhode Island (added 9/22/20)

South Carolina (added 6/24/20)

South Dakota (added 8/11/20)

Tennessee (added 6/30/20)

Texas (added 6/24/20)

Utah (added 6/24/20)

Virginia (added 7/21/20)

West Virginia (9/8/20)

Wisconsin (added 7/14/20)

Wyoming (9/22/20)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 05: A sign displaying COVID-19 travel advisory above a road in Brooklyn as New York City(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

In New York, anyone arriving at airports from states and territories on the list must complete a form with health details. Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $2,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Travelers arriving in New York through other means of transport, including trains and cars, must fill out the form online at this LINK.

In New Jersey, the self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected. Anyone who meets the standard for quarantining is asked to fill out an online survey with travel information. The data will be shared with local New Jersey Public Health authorities and other third parties when required by law. Local health departments will contact you to remind you to self-quarantine and offer assistance including information about testing locations.

Access the survey by visiting covid19.nj.gov/njtravel or texting "NJTRAVEL" to 898211.

In Connecticut, travelers are required to complete the Connecticut Travel Health Form available at this LINK.