If you plan to travel from your home state, it’s a very good idea to check the conditions and travel restrictions that may apply in your state or your destination. Some areas feature no statewide travel restrictions but local ordinances may apply below the state government level–know before you go! You can check the status of the most recent guidelines at the government health department official site linked to in each of the states listed below.
At press time, Alabama has no statewide travel restrictions. Check the State of Alabama Department of Public Health official site for the latest updates.
In 2021, you are not required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival (this requirement was in effect prior to 2021). That said, those who test positive for COVID-19 are not permitted to travel. Those arriving at participating airports in the state may be able to get a free Covid-19 vaccine. Check the Alaska Department of Public Health for the most current guidance.
Arizona has no statewide travel restrictions but some restrictions may apply on Native American tribal land. Get the latest COVID travel information at the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Arkansas enforces no statewide travel restrictions at press time. Get the most recent COVID-19 guidance at the Arkansas Department of Health.
California has a state travel advisory including a recommendation that travelers use “caution” and advises a self-quarantine period for out-of-area visitors who have not been fully vaccinated. Masks are required in public in many counties, including Los Angeles County. Get the latest COVID-19 guidance from the State of California Department of Public Health.
Colorado has no statewide travel limitations but all visitors and travelers to and from the state should follow CDC guidelines and you may be subject to local mask mandates depending on where in Colorado you go. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has COVID-19 updates.
The state of Connecticut no longer requires self-quarantine to travel in the state, but following CDC guidelines is strongly encouraged. You may find local mask requirements varying depending on where you travel in the state. Learn more from the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Delaware has no statewide travel restrictions but travelers should follow CDC guidelines and comply with any localized mask requirements or other travel mandates. Get more information from the Delaware Division of Public Health.
District of Columbia
There is no testing requirement for those who have been fully vaccinated and are not symptomatic. Be advised, some sources report that private companies and state/local governments may ask for proof of a negative COVID test in some situations. In general, unvaccinated travelers from outside D.C. must get a COVID-19 test no later than three days before visiting–those who test positive must complete a quarantine period. There are no exceptions to indoor mask requirements in D.C. More information is available at the District of Columbia official site, D.C. Health.
Travel to Florida at your own risk. State government in Florida has chosen to politicize a public health emergency and has no statewide travel restrictions. More information is available at the Florida Department of Public Health.
Georgia has no statewide travel restrictions related to COVID. Get the latest guidance at the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Travelers entering the state from the U.S. and its territories who have been fully vaccinated in the United States are exempt from quarantine. Travelers without a negative COVID-19 test or a U.S. vaccination before departure must quarantine upon arrival. More information is available at the Hawaii State Department of Health.
There is no statewide travel restriction but some areas including Twin Falls and Boise may have quarantine requirements and local mandates which must be observed. Get the latest guidance from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Illinois has no statewide travel restrictions or restrictions on gathering. There is a recommendation that travelers carry COVID-19 vaccination records while traveling to the state as conditions may change. More information is available at the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The State of Indiana has no statewide travel limitations. Check the status of the latest guidance at the State of Indiana official site.
There are no statewide travel restrictions in Iowa, but check the latest COVID-19 information at the State of Iowa Department of Public Health.
Kansas has a set of travel restrictions–check the State of Kansas Department of Public Health and Environment for updates but in general:
Anyone who has traveled to the following locations is required to enter quarantine upon arrival in the state. This is applicable to all, not just Kansas residents, according to the official site:
- Traveled on or after Aug. 27 to French Polynesia.
- Traveled on or after Aug. 27 to Guadeloupe.
- Traveled between July 29 and Sept. 9 to Martinique.
- Traveled between Aug. 27 and Sept. 9 to Georgia.
- Attendance at any gathering of 500 or more where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear a mask.
- Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15, 2020.
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine. Travel is “discouraged” for the unvaccinated and the partially vaccinated. Visit the Kentucky Department of Public Health for the most up-to-date guidance.
Louisiana has no statewide travel restrictions in relation to COVID-19. The Louisiana Department of Health has more information on current guidelines.
This state has conditional travel requirements–in the event of an outbreak or a high number of cases elsewhere, travelers from those areas may be required to quarantine. Contact the Maine Division of Public Health Services for the most current conditions.
The Maryland Department of Health has issued a travel advisory but no statewide restrictions on travel apply at press time though citizens are encouraged to be tested for coronavirus upon return from out-of-state travels.
The state has no official travel restrictions at press time. Learn more at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
The State of Michigan has no statewide travel restriction policy. Get the latest policy updates from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Minnesota recommends travelers follow the CDC’s travel guidelines and comply with any local mask mandates. Get more information or updates from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Mississippi has no statewide COVID-19-based travel restrictions. More information is at the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Missouri does not enforce any statewide travel restrictions. Updated guidance may be available from the Missouri Department of Health.
There are no travel restrictions in Montana related to coronavirus though visitors and returning travelers are urged to follow CDC guidelines for travel. Get more information at the Montana State Government official site under the COVID-19 section.
Nevada has no statewide travel restrictions but check the Nevada Division of Public Health for updates.
Most travel is not restricted but there is a requirement for those who have been on a cruise ship–you may be required to undergo testing and quarantine protocols unless exception policies are met. More information is available from the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services.
There are no state government-imposed travel restrictions in New Jersey. The most current guidelines are at the Department of Health for the State of New Jersey.
The state has ended a required self-quarantine period but now “advises” visitors from out of state to self-quarantine for 14 days. Travel restrictions MAY be imposed at a local level–know before you go. Get more information from the New Mexico Department of Health.
New York has ended COVID-19 travel restrictions but be advised that mask requirements and proof of vaccination may be required in public spaces. More information is at the New York State Department of Public Health.
The State of North Carolina has no statewide travel restrictions related to the coronavirus. More information and updates are at the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
North Dakota has no statewide travel restrictions. Get more information from the North Dakota Department of Health.
The state no longer enforces travel mandates but encourages those traveling to follow CDC guidelines for protection. Get more information from the Ohio Department of Health.
The State of Oklahoma has no travel restrictions related to COVID-19. More information is at the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Oregon has no statewide travel restrictions but does require masks in all public settings. The Oregon Health Authority has more information on current guidance.
No travel restrictions apply in Pennsylvania at press time but be sure to check the Pennsylvania Department of Health for updates.
Vaccinated travelers are not required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result but ARE required to post vaccination cards to the Travel Declaration Form portal, and receive a QR code which must be used for travel. Unvaccinated travelers must meet testing requirements prior to arrival or within 48 hours of arrival. Fines may apply for non-compliance. The Puerto Rico Department of Public Health has more information.
The state features no requirements for quarantine or testing, but still advises both for the unvaccinated. Those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days have, under state guidelines, do not need to be tested or quarantined upon arrival. Be sure to check the Rhode Island Department of Health for the latest updates.
South Carolina has no statewide travel restrictions. Get the most current information from the South Carolina Department of Health And Environmental Control.
Travel to South Dakota at your own risk. Public health issues tend to be politicized here. Get the latest travel information related to COVID-19 from the South Dakota Department of Health.
Tennessee has no statewide travel restrictions, but this state has politicized the COVID-19 public health crisis. Travel to Tennessee at your own risk. Contact the Tennessee Department of Health for updates.
Travel to Texas at your own risk. This state has no official travel restrictions but Texas is a state where the COVID-19 public health emergency has been politicized. Visit the Texas Department of Health Services for more information.
Utah has no statewide travel restrictions, but situations on the ground are always subject to change, visit the Utah State government Coronavirus official site for the latest guidance.
Domestic travelers are no longer required to be tested for COVID-19 or enter quarantine. That said, mask mandates could vary depending on the county–check with the Vermont Department of Health for the most recent updated guidance.
The State of Virginia has no statewide travel restrictions at press time but travelers are “encouraged” to follow CDC travel guidelines and check with the Virginia Department of Health for the most current information.
A 2020 travel advisory issued by the State of Washington was rescinded in March 2021. There are no current travel restrictions but the state encourages all travelers to follow CDC guidelines. In August 2021 there was a statewide indoor mask requirement for all public spaces regardless of vaccination status. Get more information at the Washington State Department of Health.
West Virginia has no statewide travel restrictions but you should check with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for updates prior to traveling.
Wisconsin imposes no statewide travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Check the Wisconsin Department of Public Health for updated guidance before you travel.
Wyoming has no statewide travel restrictions but check with the Wyoming Department of Health for the most recent updates.