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Rossen Reports: We flew from Florida to NYC, here's what happened

What’s it like nowadays to sit down on the airplane inches from strangers? We take you through a common flying experience so you can know what to expect.

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Before this pandemic, you might not have given flying a second thought. Now, heading into an airport and onto an airplane might give you pause. What’s it like while you go through TSA or sit down on the airplane inches from strangers?

Watch the video above as we take you through a common flying experience.

Below you’ll find information on states with travel restrictions and what each airline is doing for safety precautions.

State travel restrictions

If you’re thinking about traveling, you face a few obstacles. States with travel restrictions is one of them. Below is a list of all of the states that have restrictions (as of the posting of this article). Along with restrictions there are safety guidelines in each state. For more on those procedures, click on the link specific to that state.

Alabama: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Alaska: Nonresidents traveling to Alaska must upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before departure, a travel declaration and a self-isolation plan to an online portal on the state’s website. If travelers arrive without taking a COVID-19 test they must take one and quarantine while waiting for the results. Travelers are advised to take a second test 7-14 days after arriving in the state. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Arizona: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Arkansas: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

California: There are no specific restrictions when traveling to California but the state is sending a warning to travelers about the wildfires burning in the state. Active fires may limit access to some roads and travel destinations, including state parks. Air quality may also be an issue for travelers. Click here for more on traveling to the state during this pandemic and here for more on the wildfire warning.

Colorado: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state. And even if you’re not traveling here, go ahead and click here for a catchy song created on the state’s website intended for travelers visiting the state!

Connecticut: Travelers heading into Connecticut from a state with a high infection rate (10 cases per 100,000 residents or more than 10% positivity rate) must self-quarantine for 14 days. This rule applies to people who spent more than 24 hours in that other state. Travelers can opt of quarantining if they provide proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the past 72 hours. Visitors from the restricted states must fill out a mandatory health form. As of this post, there are 33 states on the list. Click here for more on traveling to Connecticut.

Delaware: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Florida: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Georgia: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state and more on their tourism website.

Hawaii: Quarantining is mandatory but travelers can skip the 14-day quarantine if they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. If the test results are pending, travelers must quarantine for 14 days or until the negative results come in. Travelers must also pass a temperature screening at the airport and fill out a travel and health declaration form. This is all part of the state’s new pre-travel testing program that begins Oct. 15. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Idaho: Statewide there are no restrictions but there are some for visitors traveling to Ada County, which includes the cities of Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Garden City, Star and Kuna. If you’re traveling to any one of those cities, you’re asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Illinois: Statewide there are no restrictions but there are some for visitors traveling to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases. Those visitors must self-quarantine for 14 days. This is according to an emergency travel order from the city’s health department. Click here for more on traveling to the state including a travel advisory map.

Indiana: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Iowa: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Kansas: Visitors and anyone who’s traveled to the following must self-quarantine for 14 days: If you’ve traveled to Aruba after Sept. 24, attended a mass gathering event (out-of-state) of 500 people or more (especially if people weren’t socially distanced and wearing masks) or been on any type of cruise since March. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Kentucky: Travelers are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days if they’ve come from any states reporting a positive COVID-19 test rate equal to or greater than 15%. Click here for more on traveling to the state including a list of states with that test rate.

Louisiana: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Maine: Travelers from most states must self-quarantine for 14 days, sign a document stating they’ve tested negative for COVID-19 within the past 72 hours, or get tested upon arrival into the state and quarantine while awaiting the results. Something new here; those quarantining can leave for outdoor activities like swimming or hiking just as long as other people aren’t around. States that are exempt from these rules are Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Maryland: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Massachusetts: Visitors must complete a travel form before arriving in Massachusetts unless they are coming from a low-risk state listed by the health department. Travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior. Those waiting on a test result must self-quarantine until it comes in. Click here for more on traveling to the state including a map of states designated low and high-risk.

Michigan: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state and more on their tourism website.

Minnesota: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Mississippi: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Missouri: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Montana: There are no specific statewide restrictions but travelers should know there may be restrictions on the seven Indian reservations in the state. Click here for more on traveling to the state and here for information regarding the reservations.

Nebraska: There are no specific statewide restrictions for domestic travelers. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Nevada: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

New Hampshire: Visitors coming to New Hampshire for an extended period of time are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Those from the surrounding New England States (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island) are exempt from this. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

New Jersey: Visitors coming to New Jersey (for more than 24 hours) from a state reporting high positive test rates of 10% or higher are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, even if they’ve recently tested negative for the virus. Travelers are also asked to fill out a survey regarding details of where they’re traveling to and from. Click here for more on traveling to the state including a list of states with a high positive test rate.

New Mexico: Travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hours. The only exception goes for travelers coming from low-risk states. Click here for more on traveling to the state and a map of low-risk states.

New York: Visitors coming to New York (for more than 24 hours) from a state reporting high positive test rates of 10% or higher are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Travelers coming in by airplane must fill out a form before leaving the airport. Those coming in by car or train can do so online. Click here for more on traveling to the state including a list of states with a high positive test rate.

North Carolina: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

North Dakota: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Ohio: Travelers visiting from states reporting positive test rates of 15% or more must self-quarantine for 14 days. Click here for more on traveling to the state including a map of states with a high positive test rate.

Oklahoma: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Oregon: There are no specific restrictions when traveling to Oregon but the state is sending a warning to travelers about the wildfires burning in the state. Continued rain and windy conditions may present the risk of landslides as well. Click here for more on traveling to the state during this pandemic and here for more on the wildfire warning.

Pennsylvania: Visitors coming from states with a high number of COVID-19 cases are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Click here for more on traveling to the state including a list of states.

Rhode Island: Travelers must self-quarantine for 14 days or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hours. The only exception goes for travelers coming from low-risk states. Click here for more on traveling to the state and here’s a list of restricted states.

South Carolina: People are asked if they’ve traveled, especially from places with a high infection rate, to stay home as much as possible for 14 days. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

South Dakota: There are no specific statewide restrictions but the state warns some routes through tribal lands may be closed. Click here for more on traveling to the state and here for restrictions on tribal lands in the state.

Tennessee: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Texas: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Utah: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Vermont: Most travelers must quarantine for 14 days when arriving in Vermont. Any traveler arriving in a personal vehicle from counties in New England, Mid-Atlantic states, Ohio and West Virginia that have less than 400 cases per million people does not need to quarantine. If the traveler uses public transportation, they must quarantine for 14 days or for 7 days followed by a negative COVID-19 test. Click here for more on traveling to the state and a map of all the counties in the area that have travel restrictions.

Virginia: There are no specific statewide restrictions but asks those who’ve been crowds or mass gatherings, have been on any type of cruise ship, or visited an area with a high infection rate stay home as much as possible for 14 days. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Washington, D.C.: Visitors traveling to or from a high-risk state must self-quarantine for 14 days. This restriction excludes the states of Virginia and Maryland. Click here for more on traveling to the state and a list of the restricted states.

Washington: There are no specific statewide restrictions. (Visitors traveling there from China are required to quarantine for 14 days.) Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Wisconsin: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

Wyoming: There are no specific statewide restrictions. Click here for more on traveling to the state.

On the flight

If your destination isn’t what gives you pause about traveling, the actual flight experience might.

Here’s what each airline is doing to keep you safe:

Alaska

The airline is blocking off seats on the plane and limiting the number of people on flights, providing hand sanitizing wipes, reducing food and beverage services, requiring masks on board, cleaning before every flight, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

Allegiant

The airline is regularly cleaning aircrafts and commonly touched surfaces, handing out masks and sanitizing wipes, pre-packaging food and beverages, requiring masks on board, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

American

The airline is cleaning the plane before every flight focusing on high-touch surfaces, requiring face masks on board, making hand sanitizer available for passengers, limiting food and drink services, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

Delta

Through the end of the year and into January 2021, Delta will block off the middle seat on flights. The airline is also requiring face masks on board, supplying hand sanitizer and wipes, pre-packaging food and beverages, cleaning before every flight, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

Frontier

The airline is cleaned before every flight focusing on disinfecting touchpoints and surfaces, requiring masks on board, requiring temperature screenings for passengers, using air filtration technology, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

Hawaiian

The airlines is blocking off middle seats on aircrafts, requiring face masks on board, cleaning and disinfecting the aircraft, using air filtration systems on board, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

JetBlue

The airline is blocking off middle seats on aircrafts, requiring face coverings on board, increasing aircraft cleaning before every flight, using electrostatic sprayers to disinfect inside the aircrafts, limiting food and beverage services, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

Southwest

The airline is blocking off middle seats on aircrafts, requiring face masks on board, cleaning and disinfecting the aircraft, making hand sanitizer available, handing out disinfectant wipes to passengers, boarding in smaller groups, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

Spirit

The airline is using a disinfectant fog and air filtration system on the aircrafts, cleaning high tough points, requiring face coverings on board, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

SunCountry

The airline is suspending all food and beverage services, requiring face coverings on board, enhancing cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, using air filters on the aircraft, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

United

The airline requires face coverings on board, disinfects high-tough areas, cleaning the aircrafts with electrostatic spray, providing hand sanitizer wipes for passengers, de-planing in smaller groups, etc. Check out all the safety procedures here.

Tips for safe travel

-Before you fly: If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. Airlines are expanding their policies making it easier to change your flight if you need to. Make sure to pack your face coverings and hand sanitizer.

-At the airport: Keep socially distant from others. If someone gets too close in the TSA line or while waiting for food, don’t be shy asking them for space.

-At the airport: When it’s time to board, you don’t need to get in line right away. You’ll be waiting by others and spending more time crammed onto the plane next to strangers. If the plane is empty, you can also ask a flight attendant to switch seats to an area that’s not as packed with passengers.

-On the plane: Travel experts advise you to take advantage of the air filtration system by turning on the face above you to keep possible infected respiratory droplets away from your face.

-On the plane: Keep your face covering on during the duration of the flight. When food and beverages are handed out, wait until the people around you have finished theirs. And while you might want to take a break, taking your mask off for a few minutes while walking the aisles or going to the bathroom … those are the worst places you can do so.