Click here for coronavirus updates

KDHE COVID-19 travel quarantine list removes 2 countries

Coronavirus in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove two countries — Martinique and Georgia.

This is the new quarantine list and timeline. An unvaccinated person should quarantine if they meet the following criteria:

  • Traveled on or after Aug. 27 to French Polynesia or Guadeloupe
  • Traveled between July 29 and Sept. 9 to Martinique
  • Traveled between Aug. 27 and Sept. 9 to Georgia
  • Attendance at any out-of-state or in-state mass gatherings of 500 or more where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear a mask
  • Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15, 2020

The quarantine period is seven days with a negative test result or 10 days without testing, with release from quarantine on Day 8 and Day 11, respectively. Find more information on quarantine periods on KDHE’s website.

For those traveling internationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires testing within three days of flights into the U.S. For further information on this and other requirements, visit the CDC website.

If you have been fully vaccinated for more than two weeks, you are not required to quarantine regarding travel or mass gatherings if you have remained asymptomatic.

Additionally, people with previous COVID-19 disease are not required to quarantine following travel if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have evidence of a previous infection supported by a positive PCR or antigen test
  • Are within 6 months following infection. If an investigation was done documenting the date that symptoms resolved, or the date isolation measures were discontinued for asymptomatic patients, then the 6-month period can start from that end date. If those dates are not available, then the period will start from the date of the positive laboratory test. A serology or antibody test may not be substituted for a laboratory report of a viral diagnostic test.
  • Have remained asymptomatic since the travel

People who do not meet all three of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance for travel.

The travel quarantine list is determined using a formula to evaluate new cases over a two-week period, then adjusted 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. Locations with significantly higher rates — approximately 3x higher — are added to the list.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the KDHE website.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories