Amid all this back-and-forth, the basic question remains: Do these types of interstate travel restrictions even work?
Experts aren’t so sure.
“Most early studies of travel restrictions involving COVID are from February and March with different predictions on the effectiveness of future bans. However, one academic paper published in a major journal studied the China to Australia ban, which was enacted on February 1. In that study, they determined that the ban lowered the number of cases by a whopping 86 percent,” Hardy said.”