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Chicago restricts travel to unvaccinated Louisiana residents

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Jul 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-21 12:43:43-04

The City of Chicago has added Louisiana to their travel advisory list, requiring additional COVID-19 measures for visitors.

Louisiana is one of three states recently added to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) list.

Florida, Louisiana and Nevada, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were added to the city's Travel Advisory as the country continues to see a steady increase in new COVID-19 cases. Missouri and Arkansas, were added back to the list last week.

CDPH recently transitioned from a Travel Order to an Advisory, they say.

According to CDPH, unvaccinated individuals traveling from the states or territories on the Orange list are advised – not required – to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chicago or quarantine for a 10-day period upon arrival.

Vaccinated individuals are exempt from the Advisory.

The City says that The Order will be communicated through messaging on highways, at airports and train stations, on the City’s website, and through social media. Hotels and short-term rentals will be asked to communicate the Order to guests.

They say that returning Chicago residents and out-of-state visitors arriving in Chicago are urged to get vaccinated and abide by all remaining federal, state, and local safety measures.

  • Adhere to masking rules: Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • It is recommended that you bring a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination records while traveling.

The orange list: Arkansas, Missouri, Florida, Louisiana, and Nevada, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

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Most states in the US have eliminated any travel advisories or restrictions to visitors. Several still recommend getting a COVID-19 test before travel and getting vaccinated.

CNN has an updated list of travel restriction in the US by state.

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