As of Tuesday, July 7, the number of states on Connecticut's Travel quarantine has jumped from 16 to 19.

According to CT.gov, Delaware, Kansas, and Oklahoma are the newest additions to the list. These states are now advised to quarantine for 14 days after traveling to our state.

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The states now involved are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

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Governor Ned Lamont recently discussed Connecticut's Travel advisory and spoke of how this would be enforced.

Some frequently asked questions answered by the State of Connecticut are below:

  1. How is this going to be enforced? Travelers from impacted states are strongly urged to carefully follow the Travel Advisory.  It will be up to individuals to abide by the advisory.
  2. How are the impacted states chosen? The advisory applies to any person arriving from a state with a daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher test positivity rate for COVID-19 tests over a 7-day rolling average. Note: this also applies to Connecticut residents who are traveling back from the states on the list.
  3. What does quarantine mean? Individuals traveling from impacted states should self-quarantine for 14 days. This means they should stay home, stay away from other people, and monitor their health.
  4. If I am coming to Connecticut to a hotel or bed and breakfast, can I do the quarantine there? Yes. Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are all asking hotels to communicate the 14-day quarantine to guests who have traveled from one of the impacted states.
  5. Does the quarantine recommendation also extend to passengers flying to Connecticut on connecting flights that stop in high infection states before arriving in Connecticut? No. Quarantine does not apply to travelers who just have a layover in an impacted state.
  6. If I live in Connecticut and have a household member or guest returning from an impacted state, do I and other household members who have not traveled to an impacted state also need to self-quarantine? Out-of-state visitors from impacted states are encouraged to postpone travel. If not possible to delay travel, individuals are encouraged to self-quarantine in the home they are returning to in Connecticut. If not possible to self-quarantine from other household members, those other household members who did not travel from an impacted state are not required to self-quarantine.
  7. Can travelers be tested for COVID-19 instead of self-quarantine? Quarantine is the best option to prevent spread of disease. However, if a 14-day self-quarantine is not possible, travelers from the impacted states may enter Connecticut if they have had a negative viral test (not an antibody test) for COVID-19 in the 72 hours prior to travel.