Domestic Travel During COVID-19


What You Need to Know

  • Delay travel until you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation before traveling. State, tribal, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place.

  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).

  • Do not travel if you are sick, tested positive for COVID-19 and haven’t ended isolation, had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and haven’t ended quarantine, or are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.

  • If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines and must travel, get tested both before and after your trip.

If you are NOT up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines

  • Delay travel until you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself from severe disease and slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Get tested before you travel.

  • Get a viral test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than 3 days) before you travel.

  • Isolate if you test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Follow additional recommendations before, during, and after travel.

Before You Travel

Make sure to plan ahead:

  • Check the current COVID-19 situation at your destination.

  • Make sure you understand and follow all state, tribal, local, and territorial travel restrictions, including proper mask wearing, proof of vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements.

  • For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state, tribal, local and territorial health department’s website where you are, along your route, and where you are going.

  • If traveling by air, check if your airline requires any testing, vaccination, or other documents.

  • Prepare to be flexible during your trip as restrictions and policies may change during your travel.

Testing

RECOMMENDED If you are NOT up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, get tested with a viral test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than 3 days) before you travel.

Do NOT travel if…

  • You are sick.

  • You tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Do not travel until a full 10 days after your symptoms started or the date your positive test was taken if you had no symptoms.

  • You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.

  • You had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and are recommended to quarantine.

  • Do not travel until a full 5 days after your last close contact with the person with COVID-19. It is best to avoid travel for a full 10 days after your last exposure.

  • If you must travel during days 6 through 10 after your last exposure:

  • Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact. Make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling. If you don’t get tested, avoid travel until a full 10 days after your last close contact with a person with COVID-19.

  • Properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during days 6 through 10. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during days 6 through 10.


If you had close contact with a person with COVID-19 but are NOT recommended to quarantine...

  • Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact. Make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling.

  • If you had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days, you do NOT need to get tested, but you should still follow all other recommendations (including if you develop COVID-19 symptoms).

  • If you travel during the 10 days after your last exposure, properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during the 10 days. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days.

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