Korea Travel Forum - Ask Anything about South Korea

Korea Travel Forum

Plan the perfect trip to South Korea; share your story, KPOP things, ask a question, earn your points

HaB Korea Forum

Plan the perfect trip to South Korea; share your story, KPOP things, ask a question, earn your points

The CDC no longer recommends 14-day self quarantine for travelers

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed its recommendations for travelers to complete a self-imposed 14-day quarantine period after traveling out of state or the country, according to USA Today.

While it no longer recommends that every traveler isolates for two weeks after returning from a trip, it advises following the local recommendations of your state or city upon return. Several states — most famously New York — still require a period of quarantine after returning from a majority of U.S. states.

The CDC still points out that you may become exposed to COVID-19 during your travels and that if you were indeed exposed at any point, there is a chance you could spread the disease to those in your family, your friends and the community at large.

While the previous CDC recommendations were just that — recommended protocols for anyone choosing to travel — the states that have put travel restrictions in place for residents have set up more systems for monitoring and enforcing the mandatory quarantines.

New York City, for example, has set up health checkpoints at major points of entry to the city and more recently has begun requiring anyone who is staying at a hotel or vacation rental property to fill out a health declaration form. It solicits contact information so that the city can more effectively stay in touch with a given person for contact tracing and quarantine enforcement.

And, those who violate these requirements are subject to whatever penalties a given locality has decided to impose — in the case of New York City, you could be charged with a Class-B misdemeanor or face fines.

Since several states have taken matters into their own hands concerning travel restrictions and their enforcement, not much has changed for travelers with the changing of the CDC’s recommendations for travel. Before you decide to travel anywhere, be sure that you’re aware of the risks of doing so, and do your research on the destination to which you’re traveling so that there are no surprises about restrictions on that destination, whether you’re traveling to or returning from it.

Source: https://thepointsguy.com/news/cdc-cancels-14-day-self-quarantine/
HaB Korea.net HaB Korea.net (12,943 Point) · 2020-08-26 21:27 · Views 15976
Total 0

    Tour and Activity Search

    Find your perfect tour or activity

    Tour and Activity Search

    Find your perfect tour or activity

    Popular Tour Packages

    Discover the best Korea tours and activities

    Magazine HaB Korea

    Korea tour guide and reveiw

    Korea mulls over PCR test-free arrivals, lifting remaining outdoor mask mandate

    Korea mulls over PCR test-free arrivals The government has embarked on reviewing the remaining social distancing measures, most notably rules on outdoor mask use and PCR testing within 24 hours...
    Read More

    Squid Game heralds new era in global entertainment industry

    Squid Game heralds new era in global entertainment industry Everything “Squid Game” has achieved at the Emmy Awards is a first: the first Korean, the first Asian and the first...
    Read More

    What to do and see during Chuseok holidays 2022

    What to do and see during Chuseok holidays 2022 An array of cultural and arts events is scheduled during this year’s Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday period (Sept. 9-12). The following...
    Read More

    BTS to hold a free concert in October 2022

    BTS to hold a free concert in October 2022 K-pop giant BTS will hold a concert for an audience of 100,000 in Busan in October, as part of its support...
    Read More

    BTS and BLACKPINK nominated for 2022 MTV VMAs’ group of year

    BTS and BLACKPINK nominated for 2022 MTV VMAs’ group of year K-pop supergroups BTS and BLACKPINK have been nominated for group of the year in the 2022 MTV Video Music...
    Read More

    1st lineup for Busan One Asia Festival 2022

    1st lineup for Busan One Asia Festival 2022 The first lineup of this year’s event was unveiled at the Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), Korea’s leading Hallyu culture and tourism...
    Read More

    ‘Hanbok lifestyle’ designated Nat’l Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Hanbok Lifestyle The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) has designated as National Intangible Cultural Heritage the culture of wearing the traditional attire, or Hanbok saenghwal (lifestyle). The CHA on July 20...
    Read More

    Seoul named one of the world’s best cities

    Seoul named one of the world’s best cities Time magazine has named Seoul one of the world’s 50 best cities to visit this year. The magazine on July 12 released...
    Read More

    BTS to hold concert in October 2022

    BTS to hold concert in October 2022 K-pop sensation BTS will hold a concert in Busan in October to support the southern port city’s bid to host the World Expo...
    Read More
    1 2 3 251

    Proceed Booking