Florida lifts quarantine restrictions on visitors from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Aug 06, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has lifted quarantine requirements for visitors arriving to Florida from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The original restriction that began in late March during the rapid ride in cases in those areas called for visitors to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. At that time Florida was experiencing low numbers of COVID-19 cases.

The restriction in the opposite direction calling for visitors from Florida to self-isolate remains in effect.

This relaxing of rules along with a slight decrease in new COVID-19 cases in Florida may begin to help bring more visitors to Walt Disney World, which continues to struggle to attract out-of-state visitors.

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Article Posted: Aug 06, 2020 / 12:35pm ET
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nbarAug 13, 2020

Thanks for the info! Glad to hear you made it back healthy! I live in NY and they are very strict from what I've seen and been told by friends who had to go into quarantine due to travel. That is basically what is keeping me from getting on a plane right now is I can't sit at home for 2 weeks. I need to work! Hoping Florida pulls it together soon.

BWDVCkidsince96Aug 13, 2020

no mention of anything in the airport again, but signs posted all over the roadways about information on a “voluntary self quarantine.” We had researched it beforehand and planned to hang out at home for 14 days for the most part. After 5 days I got a covid test and it was negative so we relaxed a little bit about going to parks and stuff (distanced and with masks) after that, but stayed pretty anti social for 14 days to be safe. Avoided elderly relatives for a good 20 days. All is good. Healthy as can be. Again, it’s voluntary in NJ. Strictly enforced in NY I believe. I’m lucky I’m a stay at home mom so I don’t have to miss work or anything for 2 weeks. Itll be an issue once school starts in sept though since my kiddo is supposed to start preschool. Can’t miss 2.5 weeks every time we want to take a little trip to Disney :(

nbarAug 13, 2020

How was it when you arrived back in NJ?

BWDVCkidsince96Aug 13, 2020

It is kind of silly because in practice they withdrew this quarantine order at the beginning of July when the tri state area implemented their return quarantines. At that point they closed the highway checkpoints and stopped the airport paperwork. This was my experience flying direct from Newark to Orlando in mid July. http://jilteddisneybride.com/2020/07/12/the-magical-return-part-1-travel-from-nj-to-orlando/

WDW ProAug 13, 2020

Captain Obvious reporting for duty.

wm49rsAug 13, 2020

I'm not sure how to break this to you, but this site was fine before you arrived, and will be after you (finally) depart....

DisneyCaneAug 13, 2020

They weren't really fleeing from hot spots. The were fleeing due to all the lockdown restrictions that Florida didn't have. It was exacerbated by the number of people from the northeast that either have a second home in Florida or have relatives in Florida. Floridians aren't itching to go to NY or NJ to escape Draconian restrictions. That's why the "retaliatory" quarantines don't make much sense.

monothingieAug 13, 2020

Let’s ask Martin. Do you seldom post here @marni1971 ?

Archie123Aug 13, 2020

Will this Hammer do?

CastAStoneAug 13, 2020

All I did was say welcome?

monothingieAug 13, 2020

Well I sure do hate long goodbyes.

WDW ProAug 13, 2020

Yawn. You and your ilk are why you have no insiders here anymore. This place is pure rot. It's to such a degree that some of you created troll accounts on other forums just to spam what I post there. Many of you like to dismiss everything I say due to your interest in particular narratives, but it's sad and telling that you'll follow me wherever I go.

GYKid75Aug 13, 2020

So backtracking on your proclamation of departure. Shocker. Didn't see this coming 🙄

WDW ProAug 13, 2020

Just as Martin seldom posts anymore due to the trolls, so will this insider. But on occasion I may post until they throw out the ban hammer.