If you’ve come to Rhode Island from a hot spot within the 50 states or DC, you must quarantine for 10 days or provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken after arrival or within 72 hours before arrival. More information about quarantine requirements and exemptions for travelers arriving in Rhode Island is available here.

Travel restrictions as of July 13, 2021;

If you are coming to Rhode Island from one of the states listed below with a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5%, you are required to quarantine for 10 days while in Rhode Island. If you’re fully vaccinated or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days and completed your isolation period, you do not need to quarantine. If you’re not yet fully vaccinated, you can end quarantine with a negative result from a test taken after you arrived or no more than 72 hours before you arrived. Learn more about Rhode Island’s guidance for travelers on covid.ri.gov/travel.

State

  1. Alabama
  2. Arizona
  3. Arkansas
  4. Georgia
  5. Idaho
  6. Iowa
  7. Kansas
  8. Kentucky
  9. Louisiana
  10. Mississippi
  11. Missouri
  12. Nevada
  13. New Jersey
  14. Oklahoma
  15. Tennessee
  16. Texas
  17. Utah
  18. Wyoming

For the very latest travel information for residents and visitors, visit https://covid.ri.gov/covid-19-prevention/travel-tofrom-ri

This story was originally published on March 5, 2021.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.