PA Department of Health Issues Additional Requirements for Those Traveling Outside of the State

On November 25, 2020, the Secretary of Health issued an order requiring travelers over age 11 entering Pennsylvania from locations outside the Commonwealth, including Pennsylvanians who are returning home from locations outside ot the Commonwealth, to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or place themselves in travel quarantine for 14 days upon entering, unless they receive a negative test result during the 14-day travel quarantine period. 

This does not apply to: 

  • Individuals traveling to and from the Commonwealth for the purpose of work. 
  • Individuals who are returning to the Commonwealth after traveling outside the Commonwealth for less than 24 hours. 
  • Individuals traveling to and from the Commonwealth for medical reasons, including individuals providing comfort and support to a patient. 
  • Military personnel traveling to the Commonwealth by order or directive of a state or Federal military authority.
  • Individuals in transit through the Commonwealth to another destination, provided that the time spent in the Commonwealth is only the amount of time necessary to complete the transit, make use of travel services, such as a highway rest stop, or make necessary travel connections
  • Individuals traveling to comply with a court order, such as child custody, or other exemptions issued by guidance. 

To see the full announcement, see COVID-19 for Travelers.

Additional provisions and guidance discussed in the announcement can be found in the links below: 

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