What to know about Indiana’s travel restrictions
A new travel advisory issued by Indiana State Police on Friday outlines a number of new restrictions for Indiana residents who are planning to visit the state.
The updated advisories come in response to Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s order to prohibit people from visiting certain areas, including Indiana’s capital city of Indianapolis.
The new advisories are being issued as Pence continues to fight against the spread of coronavirus.
The governor ordered Indiana state police to begin implementing the new travel advisories, which prohibit Indiana residents from flying, traveling on public transportation, entering Indiana for at least 90 days or visiting an airport or other public transportation facility, except for emergencies.
Indiana residents traveling to certain areas such as Indianapolis, Indianapolis-Elkhart and other parts of the state will also need to obtain a health insurance card to travel within Indiana, and those with an expired card will not be allowed to re-enter the state without a valid health insurance certificate.
Those who are traveling to the state by air will be required to have their travel itinerary approved by the Indiana State Health Department before being allowed to fly, according to the advisory.
A number of states also have restricted travel by air in recent days.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who issued the travel advisions, announced on Tuesday that his state would be banning the use of commercial airliners from mid-May through June.
The state is also restricting the number of flights from the state’s major cities to ensure residents are safe from the virus.
In North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory also imposed a statewide ban on flights to the U.S. and North Dakota on Wednesday.