NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Tennessee is one of about a dozens states some parts of the country are restricting travelers saying they must quarantine when they arrive if they’re coming from here.

The governors of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey expanded a joint travel advisory that was put in place last week.

With COVID numbers spiking across the country including in Tennessee, they’re advising travelers coming to Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey to voluntarily quarantine for 14 days.

As of Tuesday, the following states were on the travel advisory:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah 

At Nashville International Airport on Tuesday, travelers have not seen flights be immediately canceled because of these restrictions yet. 

"Then I went up there and it’s like you can’t even enter a place unless you have a mask," Chris LaCompt, who was travelling from New Jersey to BNA, said.

LaCompt is going back and forth from New Jersey. He said he doesn’t like the new restrictions planning to return back to the northeast soon.

"I just think the supposed powers that be have a new thing to push on us," LaCompt said.

"The restrictions they’re all valid. Honestly," traveler Amanda Lomax said. "I think everyone’s just trying to do their best."

Lomax said she is going farther to London and her flights keep cancelling. She said she’ll Narrowly make the cut as European countries ban US travelers.

"I have quarantine for two weeks in England," Lomax said. "And they wanna know the address you’re going the person you’re staying with."

BNA officials say they’re seeing an increase in flyers since the start of COVID-19. Many if not most of the people told News 4 they were visiting Nashville because it was open unlike their homes. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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