Florida Governor Rick DeSantis Has Lifted Travel Restrictions For Travelers Coming From New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Since March 23, travelers coming to Florida from the Tri-State Area, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, have had to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering the state.
On August 5, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order announcing that these restrictions are lifted effective immediately.
There are two sections in the order. The first section makes updates and changes to previous orders related to employee screening at restaurants during the pandemic.
The second section simply states “Section 3 of Executive Order 20-139…is rescinded.”
That executive order is the implementation of Phase Two of the state’s “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan” for reopening Florida. The third section of that order extends Executive Orders 20-80 and 20-82 – which directed anyone traveling to Florida from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.Those travel restrictions have been in place since March 23.
Florida has seen a decrease in positive coronavirus cases following weeks of unprecedented positive results but also massive testing efforts.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.