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Florida Governor Lifts Quarantine Requirement For NY, NJ and CT Residents

Florida Governor Lifts Quarantine Requirement For NY, NJ and CT Residents
Credit: Orlando Sentinel

In an effort to encourage more tourists coming into Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that the 14 day quarantine period for travelers coming into Florida will be lifted. Read on for details.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Governor Ron DeSantis has rescinded the executive order requiring travelers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Florida.

Travel to Florida Limited By Quarantines

Many guests who would like to visit Walt Disney World have been unable to do so because of the quarantine orders. Guests from New York would have had to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Florida AND quarantine for 14 days upon returning to their home state.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Most travelers do not have 5 weeks of vacation time to use, so this policy on both ends stymied travel from the New York tri-state area.

With Governor DeSantis lifting the requirement, travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut would only have to quarantine upon their return home. While not ideal, some of the affected guests would be able to work from home during the 14 day quarantine period.

Lifting Quarantine will Encourage Tourism

During Disney’s third quarter financial phone call on Tuesday, CEO Bob Chapek indicated that the Florida Coronavirus situation has altered the make up of guests in the Disney Parks. He said that around half of the guests are local right now, which is not ideal from a revenue standpoint.

His comments comparing out of state vacationers to Passholders in terms of their “relative value” was not well received by many Annual Passholders.

Bob Iger and Bob Chapek

The lifting of this order will allow more guests to be able to travel from the New York area and stay in Disney resorts, which will help Disney make up some of the lost revenue from the third quarter.

Does the quarantine affect your plans to travel to Disney World? Let us know in the comments on Facebook and in our Facebook group.

-Rebecca W Davis

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  1. Wow unbelievable! All the Gov is worried about is money! Everyone should be doing a staycation to stop the spread but Floridas Gov says come on everyone…who cares about the Pandemic?

  2. Too little, too late. We had already canceled our August trip when he extended the quarantine not that long ago. And for this to come right after Disney’s earnings, you know they are the ones that told him to cut it out.

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