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Can I travel out of state? Are airports, bridges, and tunnels open?
Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities.
While there may be exceptions, residents are directed to stay at home until further notice. If necessary, residents can travel out of state, however other cities and states may have restrictions or self-quarantine orders in place for travelers so check with your destination's local or state government.
As of March 28, 2020, the CDC has issueda travel advisory urging residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days. Please note this guidance is advisory.
The Governor has issued the following statement regarding this CDC travel advisory:
"Throughout the day, I've been in constant communication with the White House, including discussions with the President and Vice President, who briefed me on tonight's CDC travel advisory affecting the tri-state region. To be clear, this non-binding advisory guidance does not change the rules that have been established and in place for over a week now under Executive Order 107. If you have been working as part of our frontline response effort, from health care workers to supermarket workers, we still need you on the job. I encourage all New Jerseyans to continue practicing aggressive social distancing and take personal responsibility to help us get through this public health emergency."
Airports remain open and air travel continues, however the situation remains fluid and Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice with few exceptions.
For flights, cancellations, or rerouting, please contact your airline directly for the latest information.
The situation is changing frequently, so please check the above resources often for the most up-to-date information.
All decisions regarding the screening of international passengers arriving at all airports in the United States are made by federal agencies including the CDC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). As it has since January, the Port Authority is providing all necessary support for the screening currently being carried out by the CDC and CBP of passengers at its airports and any ensuing referrals for quarantine are in cooperation with state and city health authorities.
Bridges and Tunnels
Bridges and tunnels remain open. As of Sunday, March 22, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will only collect tolls by electronic means and temporarily suspend cash toll collection at the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, and Holland Tunnel.
Motorists with E-ZPass will experience no change, using any open toll lane to have the toll debited from their prepaid E-ZPass account. For motorists without E-ZPass, an image of the vehicle's license plate will be captured and a notice seeking payment of the toll will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. Motorists billed by mail will pay the amount of the standard cash toll; no additional fees will charged.
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html; https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf