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Governor DeSantis eases travel restrictions for Florida

Governor DeSantis eases restrictions for travel to Florida
Posted at 9:42 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 21:42:33-04

SOUTHWEST, Fla. — On Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis lifted travel restrictions for those traveling to Florida from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

That move now eliminates a two week quarantine requirement for those travelers.

In lieu of new travel guidelines, Southwest Florida International Airport has launched the R-S-W Cares program.

That initiative outlines safety measures that the airport hopes will further protect those who are traveling.

The governor's decision has been met with mixed reactions.

One traveler tells FOX 4 he's "deeply concerned" by the governor's decision.

"Well, I think he needs to rethink it. It's important for all travelers at this time. When we don’t want to increase the number of cases in our state to quarantine when they come here," Brett Stanaland says.

But Robert Bagan, another traveler, say he disagrees.

"People who are coming into an area when they are coming here, still have to go get groceries. So, there is still a level of interaction no matter what. As individuals practice social distancing, good hygiene and don't get in big crowds, overall, I think we're going to be fine."