Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issues order restricting out-of-state travelers

On April 7, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) issued an executive order requiring visitors from areas of the country with high rates of COVID-19 community spread to self-quarantine for 14 days unless engaged in essential activities.

The order identifies Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York as areas with substantial community spread, but says the restrictions are not limited to travelers from those states. Travelers working in critical industries, such as airlines and public health operations, are exempt from the order.

The order is set to go into effect on Thursday, April 8.

To date, 18 states have issued executive orders on interstate travel restrictions.

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Travel restrictions issues by states in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020