Special Report

Every State's Travel Guide for Residents and Visitors

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Kansas
> Population: 2.9 million
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 28: 26,172 (17th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people: 899 (20th fewest)

People traveling from states with widespread transmission have to self-quarantine for 14 days. As of July 28, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has identified two such states: Arizona and Florida. Travelers who have been on cruise or river ships, as well those arriving from abroad, also have to self-quarantine. The mandate does not apply to infrastructure sectors. There is a statewide face-covering mandate.

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Kentucky
> Population: 4.5 million
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 28: 27,601 (18th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people: 618 (10th fewest)

Kentucky’s interstate travel ban expired on May 22. However, travelers who are visiting from states or territories with a positivity rate of nearly 15% or higher are asked to self-quarantine for two weeks. As of July 28, there are seven states above the threshold: Mississippi, Arizona, Florida, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, and South Carolina.

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Louisiana
> Population: 4.7 million
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 28: 111,038 (11th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people: 2,383 (the most)

As of July 28, Louisiana has not issued any travel restrictions. However, the state’s Department of Health has a list of considerations and guidance for travelers, including delaying travel plans and avoiding cruises. There is a statewide mask mandate.

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Maine
> Population: 1.3 million
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 28: 3,838 (6th fewest)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people: 287 (3rd fewest)

Maine requires people entering the state to self-quarantine for 14 days or present a negative COVID-19 test that is not older than three days. The mandate does not apply to residents of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, or Vermont. Maine residents who go out of state to a state that is not on the exempt list must also self-quarantine when they return or test negative for the virus.

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Maryland
> Population: 6.0 million
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of July 28: 85,524 (16th most)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people: 1,415 (15th most)

As of July 28, there were no statewide travel restrictions or requirements. However, people traveling out of the state for nonessential activities are encouraged to self-quarantine for two weeks upon returning to Maryland. Tourists are advised to contact businesses before arriving to make sure they are open.