On Nov. 11, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a COVID-19 travel advisory to all Washingtonians due to the increasing incidence of COVID-19 in the United States and worldwide. According to the advisory, persons arriving in Washington from other states, including returning Washington residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. In addition, Washingtonians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries.
Travel from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Other Countries
On Dec. 21, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a 14-day quarantine requirement for anyone returning to Washington state after visiting the United Kingdom, South Africa and other countries where a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, 501Y.V, has been circulating. The order applies to anyone who has been to these countries in the prior 14 days. All individuals affected by the order are strongly encouraged to be tested within seven days of returning to Washington.