International Travel

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The CDC recommends not traveling internationally until you are fully vaccinated. All travelers should pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling.

You can find COVID-19 recommendations by destination here.

The CDC Travel Planner will give you information for locations within the United States.

Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People:

  • Before Travel
    • Understand and follow all airline and destination requirements.
  • During Travel
    • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on all forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while in transportation hubs (airports, bus stations). Exceptions include outdoor areas of transportation (ferry, top deck of a bus).
    • Follow recommendations and requirements at your destination.
  • After Travel
    • Get tested 3-5 days after travel
    • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.
    • Follow state and local recommendations after travel.

Recommendations for Unvaccinated People:

  • Before Travel
    • Get tested 1-3 days before your trip
    • Understand and follow all airline and destination requirements.
  • During Travel
    • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on all forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while in transportation hubs (airports, bus stations). Exceptions include outdoor areas of transportation (ferry, top deck of a bus).
    • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6ft/2m away from anyone who is not traveling with you.
    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
  • After Travel
    • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home/self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
      • If you don't get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
    • Avoid being around people who are at an increased risk for severe illness for 14 days.
    • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

Entering the US:

All passengers entering the U.S. by airplane, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before boarding a flight to the United States.

 

Information on restrictions for entering the US from specific countries can be found here.

Find information about what to do if you get sick or test positive after travel here.

Quick reference graphic for recommendations here.

CDC Information on International Travel: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html