One of the bigger news stories in the past week was when we wrote that Disney wouldn’t allow guests from certain states or regions into Walt Disney World until they have self-isolated. The most impactful travel restriction was for those guests coming from the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut). Guests traveling from those states are currently required to self-isolate for 14 days, or the duration of their stay in Florida, whichever is shorter.
The wording of the Executive Order that Disney was referencing wasn’t immediately clear as to what date the travel restriction would expire.
We reached out to the Florida Department of Health for clarification, and they said that the Tri-State travel restrictions are currently set to expire on July 7, 2020.
The Tri-State travel restrictions, as currently written in Executive Orders from Governor Ron DeSantis, will expire when the Florida State of Emergency expires – July 7th. Of course, this is all subject to change or extension by DeSantis at any time, so we’ll keep you up to date with the latest info as it is announced.
So those of you who have your eyes on traveling to Walt Disney World when the theme parks reopen on July 11th are in the clear unless the State of Emergency is extended.
It is worth noting that the travel restrictions will be in place when the first Disney World hotels begin to reopen on June 22nd, so if you are from the affected states and plan on coming to Disney World, you will have to self-isolate for 14 days before you are allowed on property.
The second part of our earlier story noted that there are still some international travel restrictions. Those are controlled by the CDC at a federal level and will still remain valid as it relates to Walt Disney World vacations.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests on July 11th!