When will the Indiana tourism restrictions go into effect?
The Indiana Department of Tourism announced a temporary travel restriction in Indiana on Friday, prohibiting all travel to Indiana from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday.
The state also restricted flights between Indianapolis and Milwaukee.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb said Indiana’s tourism industry is “a critical part of our economy.”
Indiana is the fourth-largest tourism destination in the United States.
The Indiana Department is warning travelers to consider canceling their plans.
Indiana has been a hub for the world’s largest convention center, which opened in 2021.
The convention center is also home to the Indiana Pacers.
The state has been working to close the state’s unemployment rate to 7.4 percent, but that goal will not be met until 2024.
Holcomb says the goal is “not to get us out of a recession but to get the economy moving again.”
The Indiana governor said Indiana will be able to accommodate the influx of visitors but warned the state will not “have an easy road ahead.”
The state has also experienced severe snow and ice this winter and Holcomb warned it will not get back to normal conditions until April.
Indiana residents can check their weather conditions and forecast on the Department of Natural Resources website.
Indiana will continue to monitor the weather and other factors affecting its economy, including the impact of the wildfires in western North Carolina and North Dakota.
Holcomb says Indiana has a population of approximately 4.5 million people, but the state is also the largest and wealthiest in the U.S.
The governor says the state has taken measures to make sure visitors are not caught in the crossfire.