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Florida lifts travel restrictions for Louisiana residents entering state

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 13:36:39-04

Louisiana residents traveling to Florida will no longer have travel restrictions imposed, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Friday.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order on June 5, removing Louisiana from the list of states from which travelers entering Florida must isolate or quarantine themselves for a period of 14 days from the time of entry, or for the duration of the person's presence in Florida. Those violating the order could have faces fines or jail time.

"I thank Governor DeSantis and General Moody for not only recognizing the success our State has made slowing the spread of Coronavirus but also, and most especially, for removing the travel restrictions that had been placed on Louisiana travelers," said General Landry. "Many Louisiana citizens travel to Florida to visit family, conduct business, or get much-needed vacations; today's declaration helps make those movements a lot easier."

The restrictions still apply to those traveling to Florida from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, and exempts persons employed by airlines and those performing military, emergency, or healthcare services.

READ MORE: Are Louisianians allowed to book and enjoy a Florida beach trip?

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