Many expected to travel as temperatures rise despite COVID-19 pandemic


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WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – At a time when many are used to taking summer vacations, domestic travel these days is getting tricky due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some states around the country are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. In Florida, the governor is directing all people entering from Connecticut and the rest of the tri-state-area to quarantine for two weeks.

At the same time, Connecticut is ordering those who travel from Florida and other current high-risk areas to self-quarantine when they arrive.

“This is what we’ve got to do to make sure our region and our state stays safe,” Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said.

In Massachusetts, all travelers from different states are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

“I think that people are still definitely going to travel,” Jordan-Smith Kingston of Springfield told 22News. “I do think there’s a certain level of responsibility when they’re traveling. But I do think that it’s unrealistic to expect that no one will travel out of state all summer.”

The department of state still has a Level 4 Global Health Advisory, warning travelers to avoid all international travel due to the pandemic.

Recreational travel is not encouraged right now in Massachusetts and even then Governor Baker says the recommendation for future phases will be based on case trends.

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