Massachusetts is advising all inbound travelers arriving in the state to self-quarantine for at least 14 days to slow the spread of coronavirus.
“Starting today, all travelers arriving to the Commonwealth are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days,” Governor Charlie Baker announced at his daily news conference. “We’re taking extraordinary steps here to keep our residents safe.”
Those arriving through the state’s airports, train stations, and bus stations, will receive informational flyers informing them of the new advisory. Information on the quarantine will also be displayed on electronic highway signs.
“We’re asking folks considering traveling to Massachusetts for whatever reason do not travel to our communities, especially if you have symptoms,” the Governor said.
Currently, there is no penalty for those who don’t comply.
“We certainly believe encouraging people and instructing people who come back to Massachusetts from some place else to self-quarantine for 14 days is a perfectly reasonable and logistical thing to expect them to do,” said Governor Baker.