DPS screening stations along the Texas/Louisiana border have been closed; however, they do want the public to be prepared for a continued law enforcement presence in the area. Under Governor Abbott’s Executive Order (GA-20 issued on Monday, April 27), the mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers entering Texas on roadways from Louisiana, as well as those traveling by air from Louisiana only, is being eliminated.
DPS will continue its presence along the Texas/Louisiana border and encourages everyone to follow the guidance for best practices and self-quarantine recommended by state leaders and the CDC related to COVID-19.
Travelers entering Texas by air from the following areas are still subject to the mandatory self-quarantine: California; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Washington; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and Miami, Florida.
Should anyone have questions and need to contact DPS about complying with the Executive Orders, please call (844) 986-1093.