Travel & Exposure Related Isolation / Quarantine

Those who have traveled to the following locations need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Kansas. This applies to both Kansas residents and those visiting Kansas:

  • Florida
  • Cruise ship or river cruise passengers
  • International travel to the following:
    • Countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice With Restrictions, including China, Iran, European Schengen area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Brazil. International travelers must follow CDC guidance and protocols
  • Others needing to continue quarantining:
    • Anyone subject to a travel-related quarantine for a state or country previously on the travel-related quarantine list must complete their 14-day quarantine period. 
      • This includes travel to Arizona between  June 17 and July 27.
      • International travel to Bahrain or French Guiana between July 14-27. 
    • Received notification from public health officials (state or local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. 
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The travel list was updated July 28 and will be updated/reviewed in approximately two weeks. How do we determine the states that are listed on the travel quarantine list? We use a formula to evaluate new cases in states over a two-week period, then adjust for population size to provide a case rate per 100,000 population. This provides a number that can then be compared to the rate in Kansas. States with significantly higher rates -- approximately 3x higher -- are added to the list. Learn more.

Critical infrastructure sector employees who have traveled to these destinations should contact their local health department regarding instructions for application of these quarantine orders while working. Critical infrastructure employees, such as public health, law enforcement, food supply, etc., need to have the staffing resources to continue serving Kansans so the local health department may allow a modified quarantine. Please note the only exemption for these quarantine mandates for critical infrastructure sector employees is work – they are not to go any other locations outside of work. Find resources in the Businesses and Employers toolkit.

  1. Who Needs to Quarantine
  2. How to Monitor Yourself
  3. FAQs
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