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Holiday Travel

The Department of Health amended the state’s COVID-19 travel order Wednesday, according to a release.

The order, which was first issued on Nov. 17, requires all returning Pennsylvanians, or anyone who is traveling to the state, to provide a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in a travel quarantine for 14 days.

Those who are traveling for work or medical reasons are exempt from the order.

The amended order now states that anyone who travels outside of the state for less than 24 hours, or any traveler who is complying with a court order, does NOT have to provide a negative test result.

However, all other travelers from Pennsylvania, and any other state, who are over the age of 11, must provide a negative test result or quarantine for 14 days.

“This update keeps in place the need for people visiting and returning to Pennsylvania to have a negative test or quarantine for 14 days upon arrival,” Dr. Levine said. “We still recommend that Pennsylvanians do not travel, and the stay at home advisory I issued earlier this week remains in effect. I know that it is hard not to travel during this holiday season, but it is the right thing to do to protect one another from this devastating virus.”

Travelers who enter quarantine can end said quarantine once they provide a negative COVID test result.

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