What to do if you think you may have traveled to N.J. on a non-medical trip
Travelers are advised to be cautious and to report any suspicious activity to authorities.
The Associated Press reports that the State Department’s travel advisory states that travelers who plan to travel to the United States “should be especially careful about traveling alone at night, particularly during peak travel times.”
There are also guidelines for those who plan on using public transportation and walking, bicycling, and public transit.
In New Jersey, a state agency advises travelers to avoid any activity that could lead to exposure to toxic substances or other health risks.
The AP reported that New Jersey Department of Transportation is urging anyone who is considering traveling to the state to “prepare thoroughly, including having the necessary documentation, before leaving the country.”
The agency also urges people to keep their personal belongings in their cars, as well as their purses, cell phones, and other belongings.
It’s not the first time that NJ has issued travel advisories.
In January, Gov.
Chris Christie signed an emergency measure that required state agencies to report to the federal government any “traveling in the same or a related group, whether or not such travel is authorized by the governor or the executive branch of the federal Government.”
The New Jersey State Police issued a similar alert in March, warning that it’s possible to become “a public health hazard” if you drink or smoke while traveling, according to a statement from the state police.NJ Travel Advisory: The New Jersey travel advisory is a voluntary effort to inform New Jerseyans about the potential risks of traveling on non-emergency travel.
Please report any incidents of suspicious behavior or unsafe conditions to the New Jersey Travel Advisory at www.newjersey.gov/travel.