Coronavirus: Travelers into LA must sign form acknowledging quarantine

LOS ANGELES — Out-of-state travelers arriving in Los Angeles by air or train must sign a form acknowledging California’s 14-day quarantine advisory, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday.

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The new form goes into effect beginning Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. It will affect travelers entering the city from another state or country through Los Angeles International Airport, Van Nuys Airport, and the Union Station train facility, the newspaper reported.

The form will be required for travelers 16 and older, KABC reported. Travelers must submit this form online “prior to or upon arrival” in Los Angeles, according to the city’s website.

“COVID-19 is more dangerous than ever -- and from LAX to our businesses to our homes, we have to take action to protect Angelenos and stop the spread of this virus,” Garcetti said in the release. “Our new form delivers a clear message: if you travel to our city, we want you to be informed of guidelines that will save lives and keep all of us healthy and safe.”

The form is available at travel.lacity.org. Those who don’t submit the form may face a fine of up to $500.

“If there’s any way you can avoid travel, cancel those plans,” Garcetti told reporters during a coronavirus briefing on Monday. “Emergencies and essential work travel should be the only excuse that we get on a plane anywhere right now.”

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