Traveling Out of State? Here are the New Jersey COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect travel across the USA. In New Jersey, Governor Murphy has recommended to all New Jersey residents that they should restrict travel out of the state for all non-essential travel or work obligations.

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Mayor Bhalla shared in his Nixle alert to Hoboken residents on October 23rd, “In Hoboken, we have seen some recent new COVID-19 cases due to travel out of New Jersey to impacted areas, as well as international travel.”

In Hoboken and Jersey City according to the numbers, cases have seen a slight uptick — with 11 new Hoboken cases and 31 new Jersey City cases reported October 20th, 4 new cases in Hoboken and 25 new cases in Jersey City reported October 21st, and 5 new Hoboken cases and 14 new Jersey City cases reported October 22nd.

Read More: The Daily COVID-19 Tracker for Hoboken + Jersey City

What does the 14-day quarantine entail?

According to the CDC, a quarantine means you should:

  • – Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19
  • – Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
  • – If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19

Currently, 39 states and regions are identified by the State of New Jersey suggest you should follow a 14-day quarantine if returning to NJ from the following:

Alabama (added 6/24/20)
Alaska (re-added 9/1/20)
Arizona (re-added 10/20/20)
Arkansas (added 6/24/20)
Colorado (added 9/29/20)
Florida (added 6/24/20)
Georgia (added 6/30/20)
Guam (added 8/25/20)
Idaho (added 6/30/20)
Illinois (added 7/28/20)
Indiana (added 7/21/20)
Iowa (added 6/30/20)
Kansas (added 7/7/20)
Kentucky (added 7/28/20)
Louisiana (added 6/30/20)
Maryland (re-added 10/20/20)
Michigan (added 10/13/20)
Minnesota (re-added 9/22/20)
Mississippi (added 6/30/20)
Missouri (added 7/21/20)
Montana (re-added 9/1/20)
Nebraska (added 7/21/20)
Nevada (re-added 9/22/20)
New Mexico (re-added 10/6/20)
North Carolina (added 6/24/20)
North Dakota (added 7/21/20)
Ohio (re-added 10/13/20)
Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)
Puerto Rico (re-added 9/15/20)
Rhode Island (re-added 9/22/20)
South Carolina (added 6/24/20)
South Dakota (added 8/11/20)
Tennessee (added 6/30/20)
Texas (added 6/24/20)
Utah (added 6/24/20)
Virginia (re-added 10/13/20)
West Virginia (added 9/8/20)
Wisconsin (added 7/14/20)
Wyoming (added 9/22/20)


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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.