Changes to Florida and NY/NJ/CT Interstate Travel Rules

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Important news for Disney World visitors from the New York area:

A few weeks ago we reported that people traveling from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state area would have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Florida. That order has now been rescinded. Per the Florida Office of the Governor, Executive Order 20-192:

Section 3 of Executive Order 20-139, which incorporates requirements of Executive Orders
20-80 and 20-82, as extended by Executive Order 20-166, is rescinded.

This means that folks coming from the NY/NJ/CT do not have to declare themselves or quarantine upon arriving in Florida. So, good news.

The bad news for Disney World visitors from the Northeast is that there continues to be a 14-day quarantine rule if you come back to NY/NJ/CT after having visited Florida and many other states.

Additionally, the New York area has now set up official checkpoints for people arriving from high COVID case areas, such as Florida.

There are now checkpoints at New York airports, rail stations, and roadway entries. Residents will be stopped at these checkpoints if they return to NY from any of 30+ states with high incidence of Coronavirus and reminded that they must quarantine for 14 days before moving freely throughout the NY tri-state area. Name and location information will be recorded for contact tracing purposes. Checkpoint locations may vary periodically.

If you come to the NY/NJ/CT from any of these states, you must quarantine for 14 days. (List as of 8/6/20.)

People who violate the NY quarantine order are subject to a fine of up to $10,000.

How does this change impact your decision to visit Walt Disney World this fall?

Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel at DisneyWorldMoms.com, a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater. Erin can be reached on Twitter @MsErinFoster.

One thought on “Changes to Florida and NY/NJ/CT Interstate Travel Rules

  • September 25, 2020 at 11:52 pm
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    when will florida come off ct 14 day quarantine, they say that any state with 10% per 100,000 , for 7 days well florida has been under 5% for 11 days so what up

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