UPDATED: August 6th
Disney World has reopened — but that doesn’t mean that everyone will get their chance to head back to the parks.
First of all, only those with valid admission PLUS a Disney Park Pass reservation, are eligible to visit the parks at this time. Beyond that, there are a number of restrictions on travel for international AND domestic visitors. We’re taking a look at all of the states that have a travel advisory into or out of Florida to help you understand how that could impact your ability to visit Disney World!
Quite a few states have some sort of travel advisory — typically a recommended or mandated 14-day quarantine — for those traveling from certain states. In most cases, this would mean that upon returning home from Disney World, a traveler would be required to spend two weeks in quarantine.
This means no leaving your house or accommodations and limiting interaction with others as much as possible. Quarantine could mean an interruption to work schedules, social schedules, and more, and could potentially make a trip to Disney World a much more significant time investment than it would be in normal times.
According to USA Today, the following states have a travel advisory for those going into or out of Florida.
Alaska does not have any Florida-specific mandates, but travelers into the state (citizens and visitors) must test negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival or receive a test upon arrival and quarantine until the results are back. Without a test, those flying into Alaska must quarantine until they receive their upon-arrival results.
Connecticut currently requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any visitor or resident arriving from an area with a transmission rate of 10 positive tests for every 100,000 residents on a seven-day rolling average. Currently, Florida qualifies as one of those regions.
District of Columbia
To enter the city of D.C., travelers coming from a state with a seven-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases at 10 or more per 100,000 people must quarantine for 14 days. At the time of the update, this includes Florida.
Hawaii doesn’t specifically have a quarantine mandate for travel to and from Florida. Instead, all arriving passengers (visitors and citizens) must quarantine for 14-days upon arrival in the state.
Breaking quarantine is punishable by a $5,000 fine and/or up-to a year of imprisonment. 😲
Illinois as a whole does not currently have any travel mandates, but the city of Chicago DOES. Travelers entering Chicago from Florida must quarantine for 14 days or be subject to fines.
Travel from Kansas to Florida is not restricted, but the reverse has some advisories. Anyone who has been in Florida any day on or after June 29th must quarantine for 14-days upon arrival in Kansas. Those hoping to head to Disney World from Kansas won’t have trouble getting there but will have some extra time on their hands when they return home.
Kentucky residents who travel to Florida are recommended to undergo a 14-day quarantine, but not mandated.
Like Alaska, Maine has a quarantine order with an option to accommodate testing. Those entering Maine from another state, including Florida, must either test negative or receive a test upon arrival and quarantine until they receive results. Without a test, quarantine is mandated for 14 days.
Maryland does not have any required measures but does have a strong suggestion. In general, Maryland residents are encouraged NOT to travel out of the state unless it is absolutely necessary. Those who DO travel out of the state are recommended to self-quarantine for 14-days upon their return — but it’s not mandated.
On July 29th, a new travel advisory was issued urging residents NOT to visit Florida and other high-risk states. Those who do should get tested and quarantine upon return.
All travelers entering from another state must self-quarantine for 14-days or show a negative COVID-19 test result administered up to 72 hours in advance of their arrival at this time.
All travelers entering New Hampshire from another state are asked self-quarantine for 14-days upon arrival at this time — but are not required.
New Jersey is another state included in the New York Tri-state Area advisories. Travelers coming from Florida (and other high-transmission states) must quarantine for 14-days upon arrival in New Jersey.
Travelers entering New Mexico from out of state are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Like New Jersey, travel to New York from Florida is currently under advisory with 14-day mandatory quarantines in place by Governor Cuomo.
As of July 22nd, Ohio issued a travel advisory that notes that anyone who is traveling from Florida is asked to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Ohio.
Though Pennsylvania does not have any mandatory quarantine in place, there is a recommended 14-day quarantine upon arrival from Florida.
Like much of the New England area, Rhode Island has some mandates too. Travelers entering the state from any high-risk state, including Florida, must produce proof of a negative test within 72 hours of arrival or quarantine for 14 days.
This state suggests that those returning from high-risk areas (like Florida) stay home for 14 days, but does not require it.
Utah also asks that those returning from high-risk areas (like Florida) stay home for 14 days, but does not require it.
Travelers entering Vermont from another state must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
West Virginia’s Bureau of Public Health “recommends state residents with plans to vacation in a crowded area be extremely cautious, practice social distancing and wear a face mask, and those who have traveled or are traveling to a large or crowded vacation area to self-monitor/quarantine for 14 days upon return.”
Wisconsin has deferred some health decisions to community leaders. For certain counties, residents who have traveled outside their local community in the past 14 days may have to self-quarantine for two weeks upon their return.
And there you have it! Those are all the states with specific travel advisories impacting Florida travel at the time of writing.
Remember, in many states (including some not on this list) out-of-state travel is currently discouraged and considered a risky activity at this stage in the current health crisis. This information is also constantly changing so check in with your local government and health department to make sure you have the most up-to-date information for YOUR area before you travel!
Keep an eye on DFB for all of the latest updates about getting to and from Disney World this year!
Is a travel advisory impacting your Disney World travel plans? Tell us in the comments!