A Guide to All 50 States’ COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

 

What to know about each state’s quarantine or travel rules especially as holiday travel approaches.

Below is a state-by-state breakdown of what travelers need to know about quarantine rules and travel restrictions if they’re planning a trip. For the number of coronavirus cases in each state and local protocols, please see their official state or health department websites listed for the most updated information.

Alabama

Alabama Department of Public Health

Alabama currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Alaska

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Alaska requires visitors from out-of-state to submit a travel declaration and a self-isolation plan online before traveling. They then have to either arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before departure or get tested upon arrival for $250 and self-quarantine until the results are available. Alaska residents can get tested upon arrival for no charge.

Travelers must follow “strict social distancing” for five days after arrival

Alaska then recommends, but doesn’t require, travelers get a second test five to 14 days later.

Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services

Arizona currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Arkansas

State of Arkansas COVID-19 website

Arkansas currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

California

California’s COVID-19 website

California currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Notable closures: Disneyland Resort in California remains closed until further notice even as the theme park has reopened shopping and dining in its Downtown Disney District.

Colorado

Official State of Colorado COVID-19 Info

What to know: Colorado currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Connecticut

Connecticut COVID-19 Response

Travelers heading to Connecticut must either self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or arrive with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test from within 72 hours and complete a travel health form if they are coming from a state with a test positivity rate of 10% over a 7-day rolling average, or coming from a country with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice from the CDC. Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine for each violation.

Travelers from New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island are exempt from the order. Connecticut residents who travel to a neighboring affected state for less than 24 hours are also exempt.

Additionally, people who tested positive for the virus within 90 days and who have not been symptomatic for 10 days since the onset of symptoms are exempt from the order if they submit written proof of the test result to the Commissioner of Public Health.

Delaware

Delaware Division of Public Health, Coronavirus Response

Delaware currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

District of Columbia

Washington D.C. COVID-19 website

Washington D.C. requires anyone coming from a high-risk state (found in the link above) — which currently includes the majority of the country — to get tested within 72 hours of traveling, and not travel if they test positive for the virus. Visitors who stay in D.C. for more than three days will have to get re-tested within three to five days of arrival.

Travel to and from Maryland, Virginia, Hawaii, and Vermont is exempt from the order.

Florida

Florida COVID-19 Response

Florida currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic. Disney World and Universal are open with new health and safety protocols in place. 

Georgia

Georgia Department of Economic Development

Georgia currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Hawaii

Hawai‘i State Department of Health

Hawaii allows visitors to skip the state’s mandatory quarantine if they arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 test from a certified laboratory taken within 72 hours. Several airlines, including United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and American Airlines have introduced pre-flight testing programs for passengers heading to the Aloha state.

A partial inter-island quarantine order remains in effect through at least Nov. 30 between the islands of Kaua‘i, Maui, and the island of Hawai‘i. A second, free COVID-19 test is required upon arrival at the airport in the county of Hawaii.

Those who arrive without a negative test and violate the state’s 14-day mandatory self-quarantine may face fines of up to $5,000 and one year in prison.

Idaho

Idaho COVID-19 website

Idaho currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois does not have statewide travel restrictions in place, but does recommend people avoid travel to areas of higher risk.” Chicago, however, requires travelers from several high-risk states to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or arrive with a negative COVID-19 test according to their new color-coded advisory system. 

Indiana

Indiana COVID-19 website

Indiana currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Iowa

Iowa COVID-19 website

Iowa currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Kansas

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Kansas requires travelers coming from South Dakota or North Dakota, or the countries of Belgium, Czechia, and Andorra to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. People who go on a cruise ship or attend an out-of-state mass gathering of 500 people or more where guests do not social distance and wear masks must also quarantine.

Kentucky

Kentucky COVID-19 website

The Kentucky Department for Public Health recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for those coming from a state with a positive test rate of 15% or higher or those coming from an international destination.

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health

 Louisiana currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Maine

State of Maine COVID-19 Response

Maine requires travelers to either arrive with a negative COVID-19 molecular or antigen test taken within 72 hours before arrival or quarantine for 14 days. Visitors from New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts are exempt from the order. 

Those who stay at a hotel will be asked to sign a Certificate of Compliance.

Maryland

 Maryland Department of Health

Maryland does not have any statewide travel restrictions in place, but recommends Maryland residents get tested and self-quarantine while waiting for the results if they travel to a state with a positive rate of 10% or higher.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts COVID-19 website

What to know: Massachusetts requires travelers over 18 years old as well as unaccompanied minors to complete a travel form and either arrive with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours or quarantine for 14 days. Visitors from California, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, or Washington — considered lower risk states with less than 10 average daily cases per 100,000 people and a positive test rate below 5% — are exempt from the order.

Those who do not comply with Massachusetts’ order are subject to a $500 fine per day.

Michigan

Michigan COVID-19 website

What to know: Michigan currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Minnesota

Minnesota COVID-19 Response

Minnesota currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Mississippi

Mississippi State Department of Health

Mississippi currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Missouri

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Missouri currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Montana

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services

Montana currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nebraska currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Nevada

State COVID-19 websiteNevada Health Response

Nevada currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic. Notably, Las Vegas has opened with multiple health protocols in place. Recently, MGM Resorts announced they’d be closing during the week due to low demand. 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire COVID-19 website

Travelers heading to New Hampshire from non-New England states for an extended period of time are asked to self-quarantine for two weeks. Those coming from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are exempt. 

New Jersey

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

New Jersey requires anyone coming from a high-risk state to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The order, which is “voluntary, but compliance is expected,” currently covers more than 40 states and territories. Visitors are also asked to fill out a voluntary online survey.

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Health

Travelers who come to New Mexico from high-risk states (defined as having a 5% positivity rate or higher on a 7-day rolling average or a positive test rate of more than 80 per 1 million residents) have to “physically separate from others” for at least 14 days. Those coming from low-risk states — which currently include Hawaii, Maine, and Vermont — are exempt.

Those who don’t comply with the self-quarantine order are subject to an involuntary quarantine by the New Mexico Department of Health.

New York

New York Forward

New York requires travelers to take a COVID-19 test within three days of their departure and then quarantine upon arrival for three days. On the fourth day, travelers can get tested again and if both tests are negative, they are allowed to leave quarantine. The new protocol replaces the state’s previous quarantine order.

New Yorkers who leave the state for less than 24 hours will be required to fill out a traveler information form when they return and get tested four days after coming back, but will not be subject to quarantine or have to complete any pre-departure testing.

Travelers who leave the airport without completing the state’s Traveler Health Form are subject to a $10,000 fine.

Visitors from New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania are exempt from the new order.

Notable closures: Broadway has gone dark through at least June 2021, and the city’s Metropolitan Opera won’t reopen until at least September 2021. The New York Philharmonic has also canceled its shows until June 2021, the first time in 178 years the renowned orchestra will miss a season. 

North Carolina

 North Carolina COVID-19 Information Hub

North Carolina currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Health

North Dakota currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Ohio

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio asks travelers coming from states with a positive test rate of 15% or higher to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oklahoma requires travelers “from an area with substantial community spread” to wear a face mask in public and limit participating in indoor gatherings for 10 to 14 days. 

Oregon

Oregon Health Authority

Oregon currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania recommends people who travel to a high-risk area — which is currently deemed a majority of the country — self-quarantine upon arrival.

Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island Department of Health

Rhode Island requires travelers to complete a certificate of compliance and out-of-state travel screening form upon arrival, which they have to give to their hotel when they check in. Travelers coming from a state with a positive rate of higher than 5% can either arrive with a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours or quarantine for 14 days.

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Carolina currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

South Dakota

COVID-19 in South Dakota

South Dakota currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, but some tribal lands have put restrictions in place on traveling through their land. Please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic. 

Tennessee

TN Department of Health

Tennessee currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Texas

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Utah

Utah COVID-19 website

Utah currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Vermont

Vermont Department of Health

 Vermont requires most visitors to the state to quarantine upon arrival, allowing them to test out of that quarantine with a PCR test on or after day seven. Visitors who are traveling to Vermont in a personal vehicle also have the option of quarantining at home (as well as using the test-out option after a week).

Travelers who come from “green” counties with low rates of active cases do not need to quarantine, nor do people who live near the Vermont border and regularly make day trips to the state for work, health care, or other essential things like groceries.

Virginia

Virginia Department of Health

Virginia currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Washington

Washington State Department of Health

Washington currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

West Virginia currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wisconsin currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, but the state does not recommend Wisconsinites travel between multiple private homes within the state and several counties have issued travel advisories for seasonal and second homeowners. Please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Health

What to know: Wyoming currently has no travel restrictions when it comes to crossing state lines or quarantining, please see the link above for information on how local businesses and restaurants are handling the pandemic.