Rising COVID-19 numbers in Maryland could impact your summer plans

Posted at 10:28 PM, Jul 21, 2020

Some new regulations are in place that could effect your summer travel plans.

Whether you’re hitting the road or catching a flight— plan for a longer trip to New York or New Jersey.

There’s 31 states that are now on the New York New Jersey travel advisory list.

That means if you're planning a visit there, you are expected to quarantine for 14 days in that state or face a $2000 fine.

Mary Tucker travels from Maryland to New York often.

She just returned from her first trip since the pandemic started.

“I have a Goddaughter whose just about to turn 2 and I really missed her so I decided to take the chance and go, Tucker said. “I feel really comfortable with my N-95 mask because I’m protecting myself and others.”

Her son lives in New York City and she was hoping to go see him soon— but she can’t afford to quarantine in New York for 14 days.

“I did buy tickets for late August because they were on sale for $35 a few weeks ago,” Tucker said. “I don’t know if I’ll use them.”

A lot of travelers we spoke to shared those quarantine concerns.

Gean Korury left Phoenix to stay with his parents in Maryland because of the rising numbers in Arizona.

“That way I won’t be infecting anyone here in Maryland,” Korury said. “I’ll just stay quarantined in a hotel for 14 days. I’ll do a test after that check that I’m negative and than visit my parents.”

Johnny Thompson was on his way to see a relative in Ohio who he just found out has cancer.

He took a connecting flight at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

To get back to Texas he’s going through Chicago which has a 14 day quarantine in place for travelers from Texas.

“I’m scared because I just got this really good auditing job,” Thompson said. “If we go back and we get quarantined I’ll definitely get in trouble. Unless I can prove to them real quick that 'ya know we got quarantined.”

We reached out to Maryland state officials for comment on Maryland being included in New York and New Jersey’s quarantine regulations.

We've had not heard back.