CA-Nevada, NJ-WV-NH-ME-NH Travel Restrictions Announced Today
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new travel restrictions for Nevada, New Jersey, and New Hampshire on Wednesday.
The new travel guidelines apply to travelers who live in those states.
The DOT says that while it’s not yet clear if the restrictions will affect those travelers traveling to the states from January 15 through April 20, they are “the first step” to making sure those travelers do not travel to areas affected by the wildfires.
“While we’re not yet able to say if these travel restrictions will be enforced as of today, we have not ruled them out at this time,” DOT spokesperson Jason Smith told ABC News.
“The travel restrictions apply to all travelers who are currently on a DOT approved itinerary.
As a result, we will not be enforcing these restrictions as of January 15, 2016.”
Those traveling to California, the state most affected by wildfires, from January 8 through March 11 are not subject to the restrictions.
California has also announced it is implementing an additional 30-day quarantine of all travelers coming from California, and it’s urging people to report any potential threats to their health or safety.
The Department has issued a statement to ABC News saying that the restrictions are intended to “avoid unnecessary disruption to public health and safety efforts.”
The statement also says that the Department will “continue to monitor the situation in the state of Nevada and work to provide additional information on the situation as it develops.”