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Last Updated: 02/02/2021

NOTICE TO TRAVELERS:

  • New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time. Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging for 10 days if they are not able to get tested or 7 days if they test negative. For more information, visit covid19.nj.gov/travel.
  • Effective January 26, 2021, the CDC is requiring all air passengers entering the United States from a foreign country to test negative for COVID-19. Travelers are required to get tested within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs, and provide written documentation of their test results to the airline or provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. For more information, visit the CDC website.
  • With specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may NOT enter the United States: China, Iran, countries in the European Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa. For more details and a full list of exceptions, refer to the CDC's update on travelers prohibited from entry..
  • International travelers should also refer to guidance published by the CDC and check the CDC's COVID-19 travel recommendations by destination. Many countries are categorized as a Level-4 high COVID-19 risk, and the CDC recommends avoiding all travel to these countries.

Airports

Airports remain open and air travel continues. Travellers must wear face coverings at airport terminals, PATH stations and trains, AirTrain stations and trains, and bus terminals. Travelers who fail to wear a mask or face covering could be liable for a $50 fine.

For flights, cancellations, or rerouting, please contact your airline directly for the latest information.

For additional domestic travel information, please visit the CDC, and for additional international travel information, please visit travel.state.gov

The situation is changing frequently, so please check the above resources 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, 2020, 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.

Cash toll collection has been temporarily restored at the Lincoln Tunnel and upper level of the George Washington Bridge. Drivers using cash must use a staffed toll lane, and are encouraged to wear a face covering and use exact change to minimize contact.

Cashless tolling was activated at the Holland Tunnel on December 23, 2020. Drivers without an E-ZPass account will have images of their license plate captured by overhead cameras, and a bill for the toll amount will be sent by mail.

There are no changes to the toll operations at the Port Authority's three Staten Island crossings (the Goethals and Bayonne bridges and Outerbridge Crossing) and the George Washington Bridge's Lower Level and Palisades Interstate Parkway toll lanes, which are also permanently cashless.

Discount programs that require in-person administration by toll attendants, such as the carpool discount program, are reinstated at the upper level of the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel while those toll booths are staffed.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html; https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf; https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/coronavirus-global; https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html; https://www.panynj.gov/port-authority/en/alerts/coronavirus-updates.html