Florida Institutes Border Checkpoints for Out-of-State Vehicles, Ends New Vacation Stays

Florida Governor Ron Desantis announced in a press conference today that the state will open checkpoints to screen motorists with plates from certain COVID-19 hotspot states. Desantis had previously announced a 2-week quarantine period for persons arriving in Florida from New York.

The checkpoints will be focused on the major thoroughfares in the Panhandle region. Specific rules and requirements for entry have not been announced.

The governor also announced a two-week moratorium on new vacation rentals. Those currently visiting on vacation may stay but are encouraged to leave when their rental is over. There’s no word yet on whether this order will include campgrounds and RV parks. If it does, it may create a challenge for people looking to move from one RV park to another.

Florida has already closed all state park and state forest campgrounds, and all campgrounds (including private parks) in the Florida Keys.

This story is developing.

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By Abby Epperson

Abby is the co-founder of the RV Miles Network, and along with her partner, Jason produces the weekly podcasts See America, America's National Parks, and RV Miles. She's also the other half of the RV Miles YouTube channel and chronicles her family's life on the road across Facebook and Instagram as Our Wandering Family.