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Updated 7 June 2022

While the pandemic continues to decrease its severity worldwide, there are numerous countries providing allowances to accommodate international arrivals.

While the following countries do provide a quarantine-free travel experience, please note that in most cases waiving the quarantine period is contingent on the testing and/or vaccination status of the traveller.

The following is our selection of the top 15 countries that do not require visitors to quarantine.

Mexico

Mexico is the place to be for lovers of culture, gastronomy, and outdoor activities. With 30,000 years of history, Mexico offers insight into a kaleidoscope of ancient civilizations that had thrived long before the arrival of Columbus. Visitors to the country will be greeted by stretches of idyllic beaches, towering volcanoes and tantalizing cuisines under the watchful eye of the omnipresent sun.

Pandemic or otherwise, Mexico is one of the few countries that did not close its borders to visitors. Mexico does not currently request tests, vaccines, or quarantine upon arrival.

Saudi Arabia

A religious haven for adherents of the Islamic faith, with a rich and impressive past, Saudi Arabia entices visitors with its oriental atmosphere, historical sites, and more. From a top-class scuba diving spot in the Red Sea, the holiest Islamic cities of Makkah and Madinah, to being a diverse environment home to the Arabian Leopard, it’s no exaggeration to say that a trip to Saudi Arabia makes for an enchanting getaway.

Recently, the KSA government has lifted the requirement for travellers to present a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test on arrival and they are no longer have to undergo institutional or home quarantine. Even then, health insurance is remain needed to travel to KSA.

El Salvador

For whatever reason, El Salvador may just be the least visited country in all of Central America. A shame really, since the country has a lot to offer in terms of riveting colonial architecture, a variety of breathtaking landscapes, and warm and genuine hospitality for visitors to the country.

Perhaps this eagerness to welcome international travellers is best reflected in El Salvador’s travel requirements (or lack thereof) which allows visitors to enter the country without proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative PCR test, as well as the need to quarantine.

You should, however, bring proof of vaccination with you, as this may occasionally be required for entry to specific events.

The Bahamas

It’s common knowledge that the Bahamas are blessed with paradisiacal beaches and alluring waters. However, visitors can also expect to discover a charming culture where exotic gastronomy along with the islands’ rich history will make your stay truly memorable.

Both vaccinated and non-vaccinated visitors are required to obtain the Bahamas Travel Health Visa, which will allow them to visit the islands quarantine-free. Additional requirements include valid health insurance.

Vaccinated adults at least 12 years old and children between ages two and 11 can upload either a rapid antigen test or an RT-PCR test. Unvaccinated travelers at least 12 years old must upload a negative Covid-19-RT-PCR test. Rapid testing is not currently an option for this travel group. There are no testing requirements for children younger than two years.

Costa Rica

A journey through Costa Rica means immersing oneself in cultural highlights of the central highlands, adventurous treks through volcanoes and national parks, or rejuvenating after countless activities at its excellent spas. Over the years, many travellers have come to appreciate the diversity offered by Costa Rica as it offers something for essentially everyone.

Costa Rica does not require arrivals to quarantine or present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or tests for admission. The requirements of filing out a health pass and obtaining travel insurance have also been dropped.

Switzerland

Whether embarking on a road trip or going on a panoramic train tour, you’ll come across pristine lakes, grand forests, charming cities and villages all conspiring to conjure up romantic images of Switzerland. Under the watchful eye of the Alps and Jura mountain range, and with the accompaniment of its exquisite cheese, wine and chocolate, life is all but good here in Switzerland.

People who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements when entering Switzerland.

The United Kingdom

The UK is always a great place to visit; England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland along with the offshore Islands provide g reat views and fabulous scenery. The forces of nature, such as the wind, seas, and earth, have conspired to endow this relatively small island kingdom with mountains and ranges of majestic hills, rolling farmlands, exquisite lakes, and gentle valleys and streams.

When you travel to England from abroad you:

  • do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
  • do not need to quarantine when you arrive

This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

Denmark

A tranquil, modern, and peaceful country consistently ranked among the world happiest, Denmark is regarded by many as the epitome of Scandinavian culture and is the place to visit if you’re looking to retrace the footsteps of the legendary Vikings. Though you’ll find the legacy of the Vikings is at the heart of Danish history, many have been pleasantly surprised by the warmth and friendliness of its people. Perhaps it’s due to the unbearable cold of the North, but you’ll be surprised at how natural it is for a Dane to readily invite you into the warmth and comfort of their home.

There are no COVID-19 related restrictions on entry into Denmark.

France

The pandemic notwithstanding, millions around the world contemplate visiting France each and every year due to the simple fact that France is an enchanting country. Of course, Paris, its mesmerising capital, stands in the forefront of it all, but there are countless places scattered throughout its geography that are definitely worth visiting.

France currently categorises all world countries into two different categories – the green and the orange category. All the other countries that are not part of France’s green list are currently categorised as orange areas.

  • Vaccinated travellers no longer have to be tested before departure. Proof of full vaccination once again suffices to enter France, regardless of the country of departure, as was the case before the spread of the Omicron variant.
  • Unvaccinated travellers are still required to present a negative test result to enter France, but the measures upon arrival (test, isolation) have been lifted when they arrive from a “green” country where there is limited circulation of the virus.
  • When unvaccinated travellers arrive from a country on the “orange” list, they must continue to present a compelling reason to justify the need to come to metropolitan France and may still have to take a random test upon arrival.

The “Travel” certificate is still required at borders. The “Travel” certificate is issued upon presentation of one of the following three documents:

  • a vaccination certificate showing full vaccination;
  • a certificate of medical reasons for not being vaccinated, issued in France;
  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19: a positive test conducted in France between 11 days and 6 months prior.

The Maldives

If your vision of paradise involves an untouched tropical island with waving palm trees, white dreamy beaches and shimmering turquoise lagoons, the Maldives will definitely not disappoint. It’s also a haven for scuba divers with its beautiful coral reefs and teeming undersea marine environment.

Pre-arrival PCR test is not required for all passengers arriving Maldives. However, All individual(s) except tourists and Maldivians are recommended to undertake PCR testing between 3-5 days after arrival. Travelers who have symptoms of COVID-19 may take an antigen test. Travel-related quarantine is no longer required

Wearing a mask is only mandatory under the following conditions:

  • In all health facilities, regardless of outbreak status, staff, patients and visitors must wear mask.
  • In outbreak areas (where sample positivity is above 20%), masks must be worn in public areas as per current guidelines for outbreak areas.

Wearing a mask is recommended in:

  1. Services where crowding takes place
  2. Gatherings in confined indoor spaces
  3. Transport vehicles where many people travel and when using public transportation such bus, ferry, taxi)
  4. Crowded places/ gatherings
  5. People who have symptoms of COVID-19
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Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Dubai is the place for you if excellent restaurants, fine spas, international shopping, luxury hotels and alluring nightlife constitute your idea of the perfect getaway. In other words, Dubai appeals to foodies, shoppers, lovers of art and those simply looking to have some fun. Dubai also boasts some local flavors with its laid-back ambience of the traditional souks, its art galleries as well as local gastronomy. With its incredible array of offerings, you will find Dubai catering to both simple living and luxurious lifestyles alike.

Travellers who can present a valid vaccination certificate reflecting that the passenger is fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and includes a QR code are exempt from testing. Other passengers must hold a valid negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate issued within 48 hours after the sample was collected and issued by an approved health service provider with a QR code.

More on Dubai entry requirements here.

Seychelles

This jewel in the Indian Ocean is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. No traveller worth their salt can truly resist the temptation of sparkling beaches scattered perfectly across the country’s 115 islands. But in the off chance that the beaches fail to enchant travellers, the Seychelles lush jungle featuring scores of fascinating wildlife will surely do the trick.

All travelers to Seychelles must have certification of vaccination against COVID-19 and a valid negative PCR test result of not more than 72 hours & 48 hours depending on the country. Travelers are required to submit their test results when filling out the travisory form.

The United States

After being stuck indoors for the better part of the last two years, you owe it to yourself to embark on that great road trip across the huge and diverse land that is the United States of America. The US offers plenty of nature and culture – from busy city streets to the mountains, plains and forests that cover the vast landmasses.

The United States has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated international travellers, ending a 21-month travel ban. As per the CDC’s latest update, vaccinated travellers and returning Americans are not required to quarantine on coming to the USA.

Passengers older than 2 years of age must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) viral antigen, NAAT, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR or TMA test result. All inbound international travellers will be required to test within one day of departure for the United States. Thus fully vaccinated travellers eligible to enter the country are recommended (but not required) to commit to a 14-day quarantine.

India

Sunny beaches and pristine coasts, towering peaks and vast green plains, quaint hill stations and lush green forests- the Indian landscape is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Drenched in culture and vibrancy, India is decked with elegant palaces, majestic temples and other monuments of historical and artistic importance.

The Indian government has removed the quarantine and testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers from these 108 countries. Upon arrival, a random sample (2% of the total passengers on the flight) will undergo on arrival testing. Those who show any kind of symptoms during thermal screening will also be subject to testing.

Norway

Norway is well-known for what it offers; sumptuous landscapes and unspoilt nature, and a plethora of outdoor activities. From its nature parks, fjords, glaciers and naturally the northern lights and midnight sun, there are plenty of reasons to make Norway your next vacation destination.

The statutory requirement to obtain a negative test prior to travel and the requirement to register entry into Norway upon arrival have both been discontinued.

Which States Require Self Quarantine After Travel?

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues in the U.S., with over 2.8 million confirmed cases reported to date, several local areas have issued quarantine mandates and travel advisories for inbound travelers to help reduce the spread of infection.

Here we take a closer look at the states directing travelers to self-quarantine when returning or visiting from states seeing a spike in new cases.

Illinois (Chicago)

From Monday, travelers to Chicago, the most populous city in the state of Illinois, coming from a selection of “states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases” are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to an order issued by Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady.

“The order applies to states that have a case rate greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 resident population, per day, over a seven-day rolling average.

“Travelers from these states are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state,” the Chicago city government website announced in a statement Thursday, noting violators are subject to fines of $100 to $500 per day and up to $7,000 in total.

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The list of states falling within the mandate (outlined below) will be updated every Tuesday and the order will be in effect until further notice. “There are exceptions for essential workers traveling for work purposes and for other specific circumstances,” the statement noted.

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

“Cases all over the country on fire,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday.

“Record numbers of new cases and deaths from across the country and all around Chicago—that’s not going to be our story,” she added.

It has yet to be confirmed whether the rest of Illinois will issue a mandatory quarantine for travelers. Newsweek has contacted the office of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for a comment.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

The tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a joint advisory last month for those returning from “states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19,” the New York State Department of Health noted.

Travelers entering the tri-state area from states that have an infection rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or report a positive test rate of 10 percent or higher based on a seven-day rolling average are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days from the time of last contact within the applicable state.

The states for which the travel advisory applies include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

“This list will be updated on a regular basis as the situation develops across the country,” the Connecticut state government website states.

The advisory does not apply to travelers passing through one or more of the listed states for a limited duration (such as less than 24 hours).

“Travelers from impacted states are strongly urged to carefully follow the travel advisory. It will be up to individuals to abide by the advisory,” the Connecticut website adds.

“The travel advisory requires all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for complying with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety,” the New York State Department of Health said.

The New Jersey state government website also notes: “The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected. Travelers and residents returning from impacted states typically will not need to check-in with public health officials, unless they are otherwise involved in contact tracing efforts or required to do so by their employer or any other federal, state or local law or order.

“It is expected that individuals will follow the recommendation to self-quarantine,” the New Jersey website adds.

Florida

Under an executive order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, all those entering the state from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been directed to isolate or quarantine for 14 days from the time of entry or for the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. The order was extended on June 5, the Florida Department of Health noted.

The order does not apply to travelers involved in commercial activity and students traveling for academic work, internships, sports training and any other activity or program approved by the educational institution.

“All persons isolating or quarantining will be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine. This includes transportation, lodging, food, medical care and any other expenses to sustain the individual during their period of isolation or quarantine,” the Florida Department of Health stated.

Maine

Maine’s mandate for out-of-state travelers includes producing a recent negative COVID-19 test or complying with a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine. Exemption from these protocols apply when traveling from a state with a similar or better COVID-19 status than Maine.

The states that currently fall under the exemption include Connecticut, New York and New Jersey (effective from July 3) as well as New Hampshire and Vermont (effective from June 26), the Maine state government website advised.

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Those who aren’t residents of Maine or states exempted from quarantine will need to sign a Certificate of Compliance confirming they have received a negative COVID-19 test result, that they will quarantine in Maine for 14 days or have already completed their quarantine in Maine.

“Maine residents who visit an exempted state are not required to quarantine upon returning to Maine. However, if they visit elsewhere, the requirement that they quarantine for 14 days or get a negative test as an alternative remains in place,” the state government website notes.

Airport, Arlington, Virginia, May 2020

Passengers walk through a mostly empty Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on May 12, 2020. Getty Images

Vermont

Travelers returning to Vermont from out of the state are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. This means staying at a home for two weeks before doing any activities outside of the home, including grocery shopping or meeting with friends or family, the Vermont Department of Health noted.

“You may get tested during your quarantine period if you never had any symptoms.

“If the results are negative and you still don’t have any symptoms, you can end your quarantine,” the department stated.

The quarantine rule does not apply to those returning from certain areas including New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.

Hawaii

Under a statewide executive order issued by Hawaii Gov. David Ige last month, “You must self-quarantine for 14 days if you arrived in Hawaii after March 26, 2020. Beginning August 1, all travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their trip, and to show proof of a negative test result at the airport, to avoid the 14-day quarantine,” the Hawaii Tourism Authority noted in a statement Sunday.

The test, which must be an FDA (Food and Drug Administration)-approved PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test from a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments)-certified laboratory, will need to be done before arrival at the airport, as there will be no testing provided at the airport, the authority noted.

Alaska

From June 6, travelers entering Alaska from outside the state were required to follow new travel advisories.

Those traveling from outside Alaska must complete a mandatory traveler declaration form. They must also arrive either with proof of a qualifying negative COVID-10 test, be tested on arrival in Alaska and self-quarantine until the test result is received or self-quarantine for the duration of their trip or for 14 days (whichever is shorter), the state government website noted.

While traveling within Alaska, all travelers must be tested and self-isolate if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms as well as be tested a second time seven to 14 days after arriving in Alaska, the state government website says.

Kansas

Those who have traveled to the locations below are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment noted on its website.

Those who traveled to the states below on or after June 17:

Those who traveled to the states below on or after June 29:

Those who traveled on or after March 15:

  • Internationally
  • On a cruise ship or river cruise

The list of states was set to be updated in approximately two weeks from June 29, which was when the list was last updated, the department noted.

“These mandates do not apply to people who work in critical infrastructure sectors needed to continue operations during this pandemic, such as public health, hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical and food supply, along with others as defined by the Department of Homeland Security,” the Kansas health department stated.

The list is determined by evaluating “new cases in states over a two-week period, then [adjusted] for population size to provide a case rate per 100,000 population. This provides a number that can then be compared to the rate in Kansas. States with significantly higher rates—approximately 3x higher—are added to the list,” the department confirmed.

New Mexico

From July 1, New Mexico imposed a mandatory self-quarantine for all out-of-state travelers entering New Mexico by air or vehicle. The quarantine period should last 14 days or the length of your stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter, the New Mexico state government noted.

Face coverings are also required for all visitors as well as residents in New Mexico. Any violators of the face covering mandate may face a $100 fine, the state government warns.

Exemptions to the mask mandate apply only when individuals are drinking, eating, exercising or under medical instruction.

See the New Mexico state government website for more information on other exemptions.

Rhode Island

Travelers entering Rhode Island from one of the states listed below with a positive test rate of greater than five percent will need to either self-quarantine for 14 days while in Rhode Island or produce proof of a negative result for a test conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival.

The list of applicable states will be updated every Monday by noon, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) confirmed.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington

Those who are tested after arriving in Rhode Island and receive a negative result can stop quarantining. However, they will still need to self-monitor for symptoms over 14 days for, wear a mask in public and follow social distancing guidelines, the RIDOH notes.

The self-quarantine and testing requirements do not apply to public health, public safety or healthcare workers and people traveling for medical treatment, among others. See the RIDOH website for more details on those exempt from the requirements.

The novel coronavirus has infected over 11.4 million people across the globe, including more than 2.8 million in the U.S. Over 534,900 people have died, while more than 6.2 have reportedly recovered from infection, as of Monday, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.

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The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the portion of people who wore a mask in April and May amid the ongoing pandemic.

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The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and European Union.

Which States Require Self Quarantine After Travel?

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues in the U.S., with over 2.8 million confirmed cases reported to date, several local areas have issued quarantine mandates and travel advisories for inbound travelers to help reduce the spread of infection.

Here we take a closer look at the states directing travelers to self-quarantine when returning or visiting from states seeing a spike in new cases.

Illinois (Chicago)

From Monday, travelers to Chicago, the most populous city in the state of Illinois, coming from a selection of “states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases” are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to an order issued by Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady.

“The order applies to states that have a case rate greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 resident population, per day, over a seven-day rolling average.

“Travelers from these states are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state,” the Chicago city government website announced in a statement Thursday, noting violators are subject to fines of $100 to $500 per day and up to $7,000 in total.

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The list of states falling within the mandate (outlined below) will be updated every Tuesday and the order will be in effect until further notice. “There are exceptions for essential workers traveling for work purposes and for other specific circumstances,” the statement noted.

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

“Cases all over the country on fire,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday.

“Record numbers of new cases and deaths from across the country and all around Chicago—that’s not going to be our story,” she added.

It has yet to be confirmed whether the rest of Illinois will issue a mandatory quarantine for travelers. Newsweek has contacted the office of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for a comment.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

The tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued a joint advisory last month for those returning from “states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19,” the New York State Department of Health noted.

Travelers entering the tri-state area from states that have an infection rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or report a positive test rate of 10 percent or higher based on a seven-day rolling average are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days from the time of last contact within the applicable state.

The states for which the travel advisory applies include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
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“This list will be updated on a regular basis as the situation develops across the country,” the Connecticut state government website states.

The advisory does not apply to travelers passing through one or more of the listed states for a limited duration (such as less than 24 hours).

“Travelers from impacted states are strongly urged to carefully follow the travel advisory. It will be up to individuals to abide by the advisory,” the Connecticut website adds.

“The travel advisory requires all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for complying with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety,” the New York State Department of Health said.

The New Jersey state government website also notes: “The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected. Travelers and residents returning from impacted states typically will not need to check-in with public health officials, unless they are otherwise involved in contact tracing efforts or required to do so by their employer or any other federal, state or local law or order.

“It is expected that individuals will follow the recommendation to self-quarantine,” the New Jersey website adds.

Florida

Under an executive order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, all those entering the state from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been directed to isolate or quarantine for 14 days from the time of entry or for the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. The order was extended on June 5, the Florida Department of Health noted.

The order does not apply to travelers involved in commercial activity and students traveling for academic work, internships, sports training and any other activity or program approved by the educational institution.

“All persons isolating or quarantining will be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine. This includes transportation, lodging, food, medical care and any other expenses to sustain the individual during their period of isolation or quarantine,” the Florida Department of Health stated.

Maine

Maine’s mandate for out-of-state travelers includes producing a recent negative COVID-19 test or complying with a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine. Exemption from these protocols apply when traveling from a state with a similar or better COVID-19 status than Maine.

The states that currently fall under the exemption include Connecticut, New York and New Jersey (effective from July 3) as well as New Hampshire and Vermont (effective from June 26), the Maine state government website advised.

Those who aren’t residents of Maine or states exempted from quarantine will need to sign a Certificate of Compliance confirming they have received a negative COVID-19 test result, that they will quarantine in Maine for 14 days or have already completed their quarantine in Maine.

“Maine residents who visit an exempted state are not required to quarantine upon returning to Maine. However, if they visit elsewhere, the requirement that they quarantine for 14 days or get a negative test as an alternative remains in place,” the state government website notes.

Airport, Arlington, Virginia, May 2020

Passengers walk through a mostly empty Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on May 12, 2020. Getty Images

Vermont

Travelers returning to Vermont from out of the state are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. This means staying at a home for two weeks before doing any activities outside of the home, including grocery shopping or meeting with friends or family, the Vermont Department of Health noted.

“You may get tested during your quarantine period if you never had any symptoms.

“If the results are negative and you still don’t have any symptoms, you can end your quarantine,” the department stated.

The quarantine rule does not apply to those returning from certain areas including New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.

Hawaii

Under a statewide executive order issued by Hawaii Gov. David Ige last month, “You must self-quarantine for 14 days if you arrived in Hawaii after March 26, 2020. Beginning August 1, all travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their trip, and to show proof of a negative test result at the airport, to avoid the 14-day quarantine,” the Hawaii Tourism Authority noted in a statement Sunday.

The test, which must be an FDA (Food and Drug Administration)-approved PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test from a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments)-certified laboratory, will need to be done before arrival at the airport, as there will be no testing provided at the airport, the authority noted.

Alaska

From June 6, travelers entering Alaska from outside the state were required to follow new travel advisories.

Those traveling from outside Alaska must complete a mandatory traveler declaration form. They must also arrive either with proof of a qualifying negative COVID-10 test, be tested on arrival in Alaska and self-quarantine until the test result is received or self-quarantine for the duration of their trip or for 14 days (whichever is shorter), the state government website noted.

While traveling within Alaska, all travelers must be tested and self-isolate if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms as well as be tested a second time seven to 14 days after arriving in Alaska, the state government website says.

Kansas

Those who have traveled to the locations below are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment noted on its website.

Those who traveled to the states below on or after June 17:

Those who traveled to the states below on or after June 29:

Those who traveled on or after March 15:

  • Internationally
  • On a cruise ship or river cruise

The list of states was set to be updated in approximately two weeks from June 29, which was when the list was last updated, the department noted.

“These mandates do not apply to people who work in critical infrastructure sectors needed to continue operations during this pandemic, such as public health, hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical and food supply, along with others as defined by the Department of Homeland Security,” the Kansas health department stated.

The list is determined by evaluating “new cases in states over a two-week period, then [adjusted] for population size to provide a case rate per 100,000 population. This provides a number that can then be compared to the rate in Kansas. States with significantly higher rates—approximately 3x higher—are added to the list,” the department confirmed.

New Mexico

From July 1, New Mexico imposed a mandatory self-quarantine for all out-of-state travelers entering New Mexico by air or vehicle. The quarantine period should last 14 days or the length of your stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter, the New Mexico state government noted.

Face coverings are also required for all visitors as well as residents in New Mexico. Any violators of the face covering mandate may face a $100 fine, the state government warns.

Exemptions to the mask mandate apply only when individuals are drinking, eating, exercising or under medical instruction.

See the New Mexico state government website for more information on other exemptions.

Rhode Island

Travelers entering Rhode Island from one of the states listed below with a positive test rate of greater than five percent will need to either self-quarantine for 14 days while in Rhode Island or produce proof of a negative result for a test conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival.

The list of applicable states will be updated every Monday by noon, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) confirmed.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington

Those who are tested after arriving in Rhode Island and receive a negative result can stop quarantining. However, they will still need to self-monitor for symptoms over 14 days for, wear a mask in public and follow social distancing guidelines, the RIDOH notes.

The self-quarantine and testing requirements do not apply to public health, public safety or healthcare workers and people traveling for medical treatment, among others. See the RIDOH website for more details on those exempt from the requirements.

The novel coronavirus has infected over 11.4 million people across the globe, including more than 2.8 million in the U.S. Over 534,900 people have died, while more than 6.2 have reportedly recovered from infection, as of Monday, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.

coronavirus U.S. states Statista

The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the portion of people who wore a mask in April and May amid the ongoing pandemic.

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The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and European Union.

Source https://blog.wego.com/countries-without-quarantine/

Source https://www.newsweek.com/which-states-require-self-quarantine-after-travel-1515676

Source https://www.newsweek.com/which-states-require-self-quarantine-after-travel-1515676

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