Coronavirus and Travel in the United States
Are there restrictions?
New Jersey has seen a decline in COVID-19 cases and is cautiously lifting restrictions. Governor Phil Murphy unveiled a multi-stage approach to execute the responsible and strategic economic restart to put New Jersey on the road back to recovery from COVID-19. New Jersey's process for lifting restrictions is guided by six principles and key metrics.
To save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the State has issued an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state. Additionally, many other states have imposed new regulations that require a traveler to present a negative COVID-19 test result before entry.
For a complete listing of COVID-19 and Antibody testing sites in Middesex County, click here or on the link below. (Please note that some testing sites may charge a service fee.)
The NJ travel advisory does not apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited duration through the course of travel. Examples of such brief passage include but are not limited to: stopping at rest stops for vehicles, buses, and/or trains; or layovers for air travel, bus travel, or train travel.
Things to consider before travel:
- Is COVID-19 spreading in the area where you’re going?
Will you or your travel companion(s) be in close contact with others during
Are you or your travel companion(s) more likely to have severe complications if you
Do you have a plan for taking time off from work or school, in case you are
told to stay home for 14 days for self-monitoring or if you get sick with COVID-19?
Do you live with someone who is older or has a serious, chronic medical
Is COVID-19 spreading where you want to travel?
- Does the state or local government at your destination require you to stay home for 14 days upon arrival or require you to show proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test?
For a more in-depth review of these considerations for travel within the US, visit the CDC's page for traveling here.Depending on your unique circumstances, you may choose to delay or cancel your plans. If you do decide
to travel, be sure to take
steps to help
prevent getting and spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases during
For the most up-to-date COVID-19 travel information and advisories for the state of New Jersey, visit the NJDOH's article about travel.
Coronavirus and International Travel
The Department of State still advises U.S. citizens to avoid international travel due to the global impact and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice.
If you decide to travel abroad or are already outside the United States:
- Consider returning to your country of residence immediately using whatever commercial means
- Review and follow the CDC's guidelines for prevention of COVID-19.
- Check with your airline, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about
your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit travel.state.gov to view travel advisories
- Visit the CDC's Travel Recommendations by Country
Looking for more COVID-19 information here in Middlesex County?
Looking for more information? From Government Information and Resources to Activities and Assistance available in Middlesex County, visit DiscoverMiddlesex.com/covid19/
COVID-19 related question.
Find the latest news, guidance, resources, and support at the official COVID-19 Information Hub for the State of New Jersey here
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East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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After Hours: 732-745-3271
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