Those of you interested in heading to Florida from the Tri-State are (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York) be aware that Governor DeSantis is now making quarantine mandatory for those individuals until July 7th
Unless it is extended again, you should be good by the time the Disney parks open, but it will impact those wanting to travel to Universal, Legoland, SeaWorld, etc. that are currently open.
According to the website Floridahealthcovid19.gov, there have been new guidelines issued that require travelers from those areas to quarantine for 14-days after they arrive and before they leave Florida.
It also says all costs associated with quarantining are to be covered by the visitor:
Governor’s Actions Regarding Travel
- Governor DeSantis directed all individuals entering the state of Florida from the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York) to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Florida or the duration of the individual’s presence in Florida, whichever is shorter. This includes persons entering Florida by roadways.
- This order was extended in Section 3 of Executive Order Number 20-139.
- This Executive Order does not apply to individuals involved in commercial activity and students traveling for the purpose of academic work, internships, sports training and any other activity or program approved by the educational institution.
- All persons isolating or quarantining will be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine. This includes transportation, lodging, food, medical care and any other expenses to sustain the individual during their period of isolation or quarantine.
- Roadside checkpoints are set up on interstates to check for potential COVID-19 cases coming into Florida from areas with substantial community spread of the virus. The checkpoints do not apply to commercial drivers or health workers.
There are also a lot of other guidelines and suggestions on that page.
So please keep this all in mind if you plan on heading to Florida. I would recommend keeping an eye on this. If you have any questions I would try and speak with Disney or your authorized travel professional to learn more.
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