Travel to Pennsylvania is also discouraged, but visitors will not have to quarantine.

By Alison Fox and Christine Burroni
Updated October 21, 2020
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In the wake of COVID-19, travelers visiting New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from certain states around the country will be required to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival. Initially announced in June, the quarantine mandate was decided in agreement among New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont.

States that have a “high infection rate” of COVID-19 or any state with an infection rate of more than 10 per 100,000 residents on a seven-day rolling average are included on the list. The rule applies to travelers that arrive via any mode of transportation.

The list, established in June has adjusted accordingly as coronavirus continues to impact the country as a whole. In October, as the tri-state area began to see an uptick in cases again, the three governors discouraged non-essential travel between their respective states.

"We're urging all of our residents to avoid unnecessary or non-essential travel between states at this time, but will not subject residents of our states to a quarantine if coming from a neighboring state," the announcement read. Travel to Pennsylvania is also discouraged, but visitors will not have to quarantine.

U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are also included on the list.

The current list is as follows:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arkansas
  4. Arizona
  5. Colorado
  6. Delaware
  7. Florida
  8. Georgia
  9. Guam
  10. Idaho
  11. Illinois
  12. Indiana
  13. Iowa
  14. Kansas
  15. Kentucky
  16. Louisiana
  17. Maryland
  18. Michigan
  19. Minnesota
  20. Missouri
  21. Mississippi
  22. Montana
  23. Nebraska
  24. Nevada
  25. New Mexico
  26. North Carolina
  27. North Dakota
  28. Ohio
  29. Oklahoma
  30. Puerto Rico
  31. Rhode Island
  32. South Carolina
  33. South Dakota
  34. Tennessee
  35. Texas
  36. Utah
  37. Virginia
  38. West Virginia
  39. Wisconsin
  40. Wyoming

Travelers visiting from the states and territories listed above may be required to disclose where they will be quarantining or face various penalties depending on which state they're in. Those visiting New York may face a $2,000 fine, and anyone heading to Connecticut may face a $1,000 fine.

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are at various levels of reopening as they continue to grapple with the fallout of coronavirus. For specific information on where each state is at in their reopening plan, see below:

Elsewhere in the U.S., Chicago, Massachusetts, and Maryland have implemented various travel advisories or quarantine mandates.