With COVID-19 infections increasing in many places, the U.S. government extended restrictions on non-essential travel to and from Canada and Mexico, while three Northeastern states added quarantine advisories for travelers arriving from infection hotspots on June 24.
Another notice, first published in March by CBP, initially required international arrivals from many European countries to use certain designated airports of entry, and has since been updated (most recently on May 28) to include Brazil, China, and Iran, and other countries in these mandatory arrival procedures. This notice does not pertain to travel for any particular purposes, however.
Confused yet? Individual states are also adding new layers of travel complexity.
The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut on June 24 announced they will implement 14-day self-quarantines for travelers arriving from states with rising rates of COVID-19 infections, or positive tests. Those quarantine requirements will be voluntary in Connecticut, but mandatory (with possible fines imposed) in New York.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont also carved out an exclusion for those who have had a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of their arrival in Connecticut. Elsewhere in New England, Maine requires non-residents to provide proof of such a test, within the same 72-hour time frame, or self-quarantine for 14 days.
Meanwhile, Axios reported June 23 that the European Union was preparing to continue a ban on arrivals from the United States after it reopens its borders to the rest of the world on July 1.
Things may well have changed (yet again) by the time you read this.