Tri-State Travel Restrictions Currently Set to Expire Before Disney Theme Parks Reopen

    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 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! Newsletter

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    1. Since I live in NJ and have a mid-Sept trip planned, I’ve been following this Tri-State Area travel restriction news. THIS popped on to my “radar” yesterday afternoon:

      Unfortunately, it appears the Governor of FL extended the restriction with Executive Order 20-139. Since no time period is given or date when this will expire, it’s being spoken of as extended “indefinitely” (ie: until the Governor says it’s dropped)

      • We specifically asked about 20-139 as part of our due diligence in writing this article and the state told us that the expiration date for the tri-state order is July 7th. That’s why we wrote July 7th and not indefinitely

    2. No thanks. Since we are not welcome coming from tri states area and now we have flat the curve….
      FL has high virus cases plus the governor is hiding the case count and deceiving the good people of FL. So no thanks to Disney and to FL. Shame on Disney for reopening the parks amidst the increase in COVID cases in FL.

    3. right, i live near new haven which was a hot spot and agree some corners hardly saw action. also, as of today there are only 204 in the hospital with covid and our testing/new case remains under .02% daily. we are doing great.

    4. @ Nancy
      The wording of DeSantis’ order is vague. It mentions the “Tri State AREA” (NY, NJ, Conn). So is “the Tri- State area” the radius surrounding NYC which encompasses *parts* of each of these 3 states OR is it the entirety of these three states? If he means the entirety of the 3 states, then why not just say “NY, NJ, and Conn”? Why even mention an “area”?

    5. I know this article was a few weeks ago, but is July 7th still the latest? I know people are getting indefinitey from the June 5th order. I’m planning to go August 10th from NY and don’t know what to do.

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