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

 

COVID-19 Interstate Travel Restrictions

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

As of July 13, Alabama had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Alaska

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

As of July 13, Alaska had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services

As of July 13, Arizona had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

—Native American tribal lands may have their own specific restrictions, so visit this link to see their various opening statuses.

Arkansas

State of Arkansas COVID-19 website

As of July 13, Arkansas had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

California

California’s COVID-19 website

As of July 13, California had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors, except for restrictions on large events (10,000 outdoors and 5,000 indoors).

Colorado

Official State of Colorado COVID-19 Info

As of July 13, Colorado had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Connecticut

Connecticut COVID-19 Response

As of July 13, Connecticut had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

—Interstate travelers are now directed to refer to CDC travel-related guidelines.

Delaware

Delaware Division of Public Health, Coronavirus Response

As of July 13, Delaware had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

District of Columbia

Washington D.C. COVID-19 website

Travelers who aren’t fully vaccinated and coming from a high-risk area or those staying more than a day are still asked to take a Covid-19 test. Check here for that list, updates and important details. And you can click here for the status of tourist-oriented sites.

Florida

Florida COVID-19 Response

As of July 13, Florida had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Georgia

Georgia Department of Economic Development

As of July 13, Georgia had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Hawaii

Hawai‘i State Department of Health

As of July 6, Hawaii still had the strictest entry requirements in the United States. People who aren’t fully vaccinated still need a negative Covid-19 test to enter. When the states reaches a 70% vaccination rate, all travel restrictions will be dropped.

Idaho

Idaho COVID-19 website

As of July 13, Idaho had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Illinois

Illinois Department of Public Health

As of July 13, Illinois doesn’t have statewide travel restrictions, Chicago’s Emergency Travel Order that required Covid-19 testing or quarantine if the visitor comes from a state with a significant infection rate.

Indiana

Indiana COVID-19 website

As of July 13, Indiana had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Iowa

Iowa COVID-19 website

As of July 13, Iowa had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Kansas

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

As of July 13, for the most part, Kansas is open to U.S. travelers, with quarantine and testing measures that apply only to some strangely specific groups, the list of which can be found here.

Kentucky

Kentucky COVID-19 website

As of July 13, Kentucky had no statewide travel restrictions, although Leisure travel is discouraged unless you’re fully vaccinated.

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health

As of July 13, Louisiana had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Maine

State of Maine COVID-19 Response

Visitors from all states are exempt from travel restrictions unless determined otherwise by the Maine CDC. Travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival and fill out a travel protocol form if they are arriving from a nonexempt state. As of July 6, all states were exempt. 

Maryland

 Maryland Department of Health

As of July 13, Maryland had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts COVID-19 website

As of July 13, Massachusetts encourages only fully vaccinated people to travel, but it has no formal travel restrictions.

Michigan

Michigan COVID-19 website

As of July 13, Michigan had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Minnesota

Minnesota COVID-19 Response

As of July 13, Minnesota had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Mississippi

Mississippi State Department of Health

As of July 13, Mississippi had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Missouri

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

As of July 13, Missouri had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Montana

Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services

As of July 13, Montana had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors, although Big Sky Country’s Native American tribal lands may have their own sets of rules in place.

Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

As of July 13, Nebraska had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Nevada

State COVID-19 websiteNevada Health Response

As of July 13, Nevada had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire COVID-19 website

As of July 13, Domestic visitors to New Hampshire no longer need to quarantine or take a Covid-19 test to travel to New Hampshire, but it is still recommended to get tested three to five days after arrival. However, people who have had traveled internationally within 10 days of arriving in New Hampshire or have been on a cruise ship do need to follow testing and quarantine protocols unless they meet certain exceptions. 

New Jersey

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

As of July 13, New Jersey’s previous travel advisory is no longer in effect, but the state urges adherence to the CDC’s travel guidance.

New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Health

As of July 13, People traveling from out-of-state are recommended but not required to self-quarantine for 10 days and get a Covid-19 test.

New York

New York Forward

As of July 13, New York no longer has mandatory testing and quarantine measures for interstate travelers, though state agencies still recommend quarantine as outlined by the CDC.

North Carolina

 North Carolina COVID-19 Information Hub

As of July 13, North Carolina had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Health

As of July 13, North Dakota had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Ohio

Ohio Department of Health

As of July 13, Ohio had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

—The state encourages travelers to carefully review the CDC’s latest guidance when considering travel.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Department of Health

As of July 13, Oklahoma had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Oregon

Oregon Health Authority

As of July 13, there are no longer any travel restrictions in Oregon. Oregon maintains a county-by-county risk assessment map you can check before you travel.

Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

As of July 13, Pennsylvania had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island Department of Health

As of July 13, Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to quarantine if it’s been at least 14 days since your final vaccine, and you have not showed symptoms of Covid-19 before traveling to Rhode Island.
 
Unvaccinated domestic travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival if coming from a state considered a “hot spot.”
 
Unvaccinated international travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Quarantine time can be shortened to seven days if you receive a negative Covid-19 test at least five days after you’ve arrived.
 

South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

As of July 13, South Carolina had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

South Dakota

COVID-19 in South Dakota

As of July 13, South Dakota had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Tennessee

TN Department of Health

As of July 13, Tennessee had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Texas

Texas Department of State Health Services

As of July 13, Texas had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Utah

Utah COVID-19 website

As of July 13, Utah had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Vermont

Vermont Department of Health

As of July 13, Vermont no longer has testing or quarantine requirements for domestic visitors. Check here for updates, gathering limitations and mask rules for unvaccinated people.

Virginia

Virginia Department of Health

As of July 13, Virginia had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Washington

Washington State Department of Health

As of July 13, Washington had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

As of July 13, West Virginia had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

As of July 13, Wisconsin has no statewide travel restrictions. However, the state is discouraging nonessential travel unless you’re fully vaccinated

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Health

As of July 13, Wyoming had no statewide travel restrictions in place for U.S. visitors.