(ETH) – If you plan on visiting Washington DC anytime soon you may want to be prepared to get tested for coronavirus if you are traveling from a location that is deemed “High Risk” as D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has just issued a new order on Thursday that will mandate those traveling from out of state from these “High Risk” areas to be tested for the virus.
“Under the new travel advisory, people who are visiting D.C. will need to get tested 72 hours before traveling to the District,” Bowser said at a news conference. “And for people who are here longer than three days, we are asking them to get tested three to five days within their arrival to the District.”
“Travel should be restricted as much as possible,” Bowser said. This new travel advisory reportedly goes into effect on Monday and replaces the previous order, meaning those visiting from out of state are asked to get a test but don’t have to quarantine for 14 days.
The only exemptions would be family emergencies and funerals. According to the report, District residents who are returning to the city from anywhere other than Virginia, Maryland, or one of D.C.’s low-risk states are also being asked to either limit their daily activities and self-monitor for 14 days after they get back or limit their activities until they get tested about 72 hours after they return.