Arizona is under a curfew for the next week. What does that mean for travelers?

Krishna Patel, a spokeswoman for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, said travelers are allowed to come to the airport if they have business at the airport.

PHOENIX — Arizonans will be under a statewide curfew this week. 

The curfew will go into effect at 8 p.m. each night and will continue until 5 a.m. the next morning. 

But what does that mean for travelers flying in and out of the state?

Krishna Patel, a spokeswoman for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, said travelers are allowed to come to the airport if they have business at the airport.

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"You are allowed to come to the airport outside of curfew hours if you have business at the airport. This includes catching a flight, regular work shifts, pick-up or drop-off," Patel said in an email. 

"We recommend travelers check the flight status before arriving at the airport. Passengers arriving on flights after curfew hours should follow the Governor’s order and go home after leaving the airport."

The curfew was announced on Sunday. 

During the curfew, people are not allowed to be on any public street or in any public place unless they are:

  • law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics or other medical personnel
  • National Guard or any other emergency response personnel
  • credentialed members of the media
  • traveling directly to and from work
  • traveling directly to and from the airport for a flight, work shift, pick-up or drop-off
  • attending religious services
  • commercial trucking and delivery services
  • obtaining food
  • caring for a family member, friend or animal
  • patronizing or operating private businesses
  • seeking medical care or fleeing dangerous circumstances

Anybody caught defying the curfew could face up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine. 

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