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Gov. Abbott terminates all air travel restrictions related to COVID-19

The latest order includes immediate termination for any mandatory self-quarantine that is already in effect.

Gov. Greg Abbott has terminated air travel restrictions that were originally in effect to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

The governor's office made the announcement Thursday afternoon. 

Previously, anyone who traveled into DFW Airport, Dallas Love Field, or anything other airport in Texas was required to self-isolate for 14-days upon their arrival to the state. 

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This included visitors from various areas in the country that at one point had a high number of coronavirus cases, such as Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and Miami. 

All air-travelers from California, Connecticut, Washington, New Jersey and New York were also included in the previous order. 

Abbott's latest order includes immediate termination for any mandatory self-quarantine that is already in effect.

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Thursday morning, the Transportation Security Administration said it will be rolling out a number of changes nationwide by mid-June to protect passengers and employees during the current pandemic.  

Some of those changes include passengers scanning their own boarding passes, food items now being required to be placed in a clear plastic bag, facial coverings being encouraged, and a larger size of hand sanitizer being allowed for carry-on. 

To read a full list of changes, click here. 

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