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:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • South Carolina
  • Cruise ship or river cruise passengers
  • International travelers
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The travel list was updated June 29 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.

These mandates do not apply to people who work in critical infrastructure sectors needed to continue operations during this pandemic, such as public health, hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical and food supply, along with others as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. While KDHE strongly recommends these quarantine restrictions for everyone, we do recognize that services need to continue. KDHE encourages facilities to ensure they have updated their Emergency Preparedness Plans and implement protocols to ensure that no employee comes to work symptomatic. Find resources in the Businesses and Employers toolkit.

  1. Who Needs to Quarantine
  2. How to Monitor Yourself
  3. FAQs
  4. Recursos en Español