Ohio has axed its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory map this week after months of updates on where Ohioans should and should not travel.
Now state health officials are advising Ohioans to check the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance when making plans.
The map was first released last summer and was based on state coronavirus test positivity rates. Travelers to Ohio from states with a rate of 15% or higher were advised to quarantine for 14 days. The recommendation was not mandatory nor was it enforced.
In Kentucky, officials used similar guidance for travel restrictions but stopped giving updates in December, saying they “discourage all out-of-state leisure travel until further notice.”
Like Ohio, other states have relaxed their travel policies in recent weeks as cases and hospitalizations have sharply declined and more people have received a coronavirus vaccine.
If you are still deciding whether to travel, check USA TODAY’s updated list to see what restrictions are in place at your destination. If a state is not listed, it no longer has travel restrictions.
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Out-of-state travelers can visit California, though some areas have local restrictions.
For instance, Santa Clara County, which includes San Jose and is in the most restrictive level of the statewide reopening because of its number of cases, has a mandatory 10-day quarantine…