State of Florida Imposing 14-Day Self-Quarantine for Airline Passengers Arriving from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced executive order 20-80, which requires those who travel to Florida through airports from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the state or the duration of the person’s presence in the State of Florida, whichever is shorter.

Florida Executive Order 20 80 COVID 19 Airport Screening Isolation Details
Excerpt: Florida Executive Order 20-80 (COVID-19 Airport Screening Isolation)

The order went into effect at 12:01 am March 24, 2020, and is tied in with Florida’s March 9th Executive Order State of Emergency 20-52, which was established for 60 days pending an extension. Fuzzy math would make the expiration date around May 8, 2020. Alternatively, the Governor could issue an executive order lifting the isolation or quarantine pending advice from Florida’s State Health Officer and Surgeon General. A video of the Governor’s full briefing is available here.

This is where things get a little complicated as Disney Cruise Line is scheduled to end it’s 30-day shutdown on April 13th. If Florida does not lift the executive order those planning to fly to Florida from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut for a Disney Cruise in April and early May would be required to self-isolate for 14-days.

Below is a summary of Disney Cruise Line departures within Executive Order 20-80’s effective dates.

Disney Dream | Monday April 13, 2020 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Magic | Thursday April 16, 2020 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Disney Dream | Friday April 17, 2020 – 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Fantasy | Saturday April 18, 2020 – 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Dream | Monday April 20, 2020 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Magic | Monday April 20, 2020 – 5-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Disney Dream | Friday April 24, 2020 – 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Fantasy | Saturday April 25, 2020 – 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Magic | Saturday April 25, 2020 – 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Miami
Disney Dream | Monday April 27, 2020 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Magic | Thursday April 30, 2020 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Disney Dream | Friday May 1, 2020 – 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Fantasy | Saturday May 2, 2020 – 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Dream | Monday May 4, 2020 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Magic | Monday May 4, 2020 – 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Disney Dream | Friday May 8, 2020 – 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral
Disney Magic | Friday May 8, 2020 – 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Miami
Disney Fantasy | Saturday May 9, 2020 – 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral

At this time, there are NO policy changes from the cruise line related to the executive order. I am simply passing along the latest information I called a developing story on Twitter Monday night.

I’ve reached out to Disney Cruise Line to see if they will take the latest Executive Order into consideration when working with Guests booked on sailings with the effective dates of Florida’s Coronavirus Executive Orders. At this time, we have not heard back but will update this article if additional information becomes available.

4 thoughts on “State of Florida Imposing 14-Day Self-Quarantine for Airline Passengers Arriving from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

  1. Paul T

    RCCL has now announced that all cruises will be cancelled for an additional 30 days making the first cruise date well into Mid-May. I am sure all others will soon follow that timeline

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  2. John D

    Cruise ships might not have a problem with this as getting on a cruise ship would likely count as making efforts towards leaving the state and therefore ends the isolation.

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