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Travel Restrictions and Requirements by State

PeterGreenberg.com is breaking down the latest travel restrictions state by state. 

1-11-21

 

Alabama:

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Alabama. However, there is a statewide mask mandate effective through January 22nd. You can check here for updates: https://alabama.travel/my-trip/staying-safe/covid-19

 

Alaska:

Visitors to Alaska from other states must do one of the following:

— Submit a travel declaration and self-isolation plan online and arrive with proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of their flight departure, or proof of pending results.

— Follow a plan that your employer filed with the state if you come for work.

— Buy a $250 Covid-19 test when you arrive and self-quarantine at your own expense until you get the results.

— Self-quarantine for 14 days or the duration of the trip if shorter.

For more detailed and local information visit here: https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/

 

Arizona:

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Arizona. Check here for updates: https://tourism.az.gov/covid-19-updates-2/ 

Businesses such as bars and nightclubs, movie theatres, gyms, and waterparks remain closed. 

 

Arkansas:

There are no statewide restrictions in Arkansas. However, masks are sometimes required. Most businesses remain open, but bars and other establishments that serve alcohol must close by 11 p.m. For more information, visit: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-health-guidances

 

California:

California is currently under a regional stay at home order. Masks are required throughout the state. San Francisco has mandated a ten day quarantine for people coming in from outside the Bay Area. Health officials recommend that everyone quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to California. Click here for updates and local travel information: https://www.visitcalifornia.com/latest-covid-19-coronavirus/

 

Colorado:

There aren’t any statewide restrictions in Colorado, and the state has a mask mandate.

Pitkin County, where ski resorts Aspen and Snowmass are located, require travelers to:

  • Fill out an online travel affidavit before arrival.

  • Provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in Colorado. 

  • For more information and updates, visit: https://covid19.colorado.gov/travel

 

Connecticut:

In addition to a statewide mask mandate, people traveling to Connecticut from places other than New York, New Jersey, or Rhode Island, must quarantine for 10 days and fill out the Connecticut Travelers Form. If travelers test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior or after arriving, they do not have to complete the full quarantine period. For more information, visit: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel

 

Delaware:

There are no state-wide travel restrictions in Delaware. The state has a mask mandate and most businesses are open. For more information and updates, visit: https://www.visitdelaware.com/travel-advisory/

 

Florida:

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Florida. The state does not have a mask mandate and the majority of businesses remain open. For more information, visit: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/travelers/

 

Georgia:

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Georgia. The state does not have a mask mandate and businesses remain mostly open. For more information, visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-travel

 

Hawaii:

In addition to abiding by the state’s mask mandate, travelers to Hawaii must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. To bypass the requirement, travelers can upload proof of a negative test from the state’s Trusted Partners list to the state’s Stay Safe travel port within 72 hours of their departure for Hawaii. They must also have a hard copy with them. Upon arrival, 25% of travelers will be randomly selected to take a mandatory COVID-19 test 

Travelers to the island of Kauai must quarantine for the full 10 days regardless of a negative test result.

For more information on the quickly changing requirements, visit: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/

 

Idaho:

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Idaho. The state does not have a statewide mask mandate. For more information, visit: https://visitidaho.org/covid-19-travel-alert/

Some businesses remain open, but nightclubs remain closed.

 

Illinois:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. However, there are restrictions for travelers heading to Chicago. Travelers from Red states must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers from Orange states must provide a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours prior to departure or quarantine. There are no restrictions for people traveling from Yellow states. The state also has a mask mandate and businesses are mostly closed including restaurants and nightclubs  For updates, visit: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html

 

Indiana:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state has a mask mandate, and most businesses remain open. For more information, visit: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html

 

Iowa:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state has a mask mandate, and most businesses are open. For more information and updates, visit: https://www.traveliowa.com/aspx/general/dynamicpage.aspx?id=204

 

Kansas:

Kansas’ travel restrictions vary. Travelers who attended large gatherings with more than 500 people without social distancing must quarantine. The quarantine is between seven to ten days depending on if the person gets tested on the sixth day. There is a statewide mask mandate, but counties may opt out. Most businesses remain open. For more information, visit: https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/175/Travel-Exposure-Related-Isolation-Quaran

 

Kentucky:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. However, the state has a mask mandate, and health officials are encouraging people to stay home and self-quarantine after traveling. Businesses remain mostly open. For more information and updates, visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-travel-advisory

 

Louisiana:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state has a mask mandate, and most businesses remain open except for outdoor, and recreation venues such as theme parks and concert halls. For more information, visit: https://www.louisianatravel.com/travel-alerts

 

Maine:

Travelers to Maine from places other than Vermont and New Hampshire are required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. They can bypass the quarantine if they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Travelers must also fill out a Certification of Compliance form stating that they have received a negative test result or will quarantine. 

The state has a mask mandate, and some businesses remain closed including bars providing indoor service. For updates, visit: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy

 

Maryland:

Travelers to Maryland from places other than Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, are required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. They can bypass the quarantine if they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or immediately after they arrive. For more information, visit: https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/

Maryland has a statewide mask mandate, and most businesses remain open.

 

Massachusetts:

All travelers coming into Massachusetts, with the exception of people traveling from Hawaii, must fill out the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival. They must also quarantine for 10 days or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. 

Masks are mandatory, and some businesses remain closed including bars and stadiums. People are also advised to stay home. For more information, visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order#lower-risk-states-

 

Michigan:

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Michigan. The state has a mask mandate, and businesses such as nightclubs and indoor dining are closed. For more information, visit: https://www.michigan.org/guidelinesfortravelers

 

Minnesota:

There are no statewide travel restrictions, but health officials are asking that people quarantine upon arrival and follow other CDC guidelines. The state has a mask mandate and many businesses are starting to reopen at a decreased capacity. For more information, visit: https://mn.gov/tourism-industry/coronavirus.jsp

 

Mississippi:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. Masks are mandated on a county by country basis, and most businesses are open. For updates, visit: https://visitmississippi.org/covid-19-travel-alert/

 

Missouri:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. Masks are not mandatory, and businesses are mostly open. For more information, visit: https://www.visitmo.com/travel-updates

 

Montana:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. Masks are mandatory, and most businesses are open. For more information, visit: https://www.visitmt.com/montana-aware

 

Nebraska:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state does not have a mask mandate, and most businesses are open. For more information and updates, visit: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Traveler-Recommendations.aspx

 

Nevada:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state has a mask mandate, and most businesses are open though some have capacity limits. For more information, visit: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/travel-visitors/travelers-visitors/

 

New Hampshire:

Travelers, with the exception of people traveling from New England states, must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers can get out of quarantine early if they are asymptomatic and test negative on or after the 7th day of their quarantine. New Hampshire has a mask mandate, and most businesses are open. For more information, visit: https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/out-state-visitors

 

New Jersey:

Travelers from states besides New York and Pennsylvania are advised but not required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. They are also asked to complete a voluntary survey about their travels. The state has a mask mandate, and businesses remain mostly open. For more information, visit: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-and-transportation/are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey

 

New Mexico:

Travelers of high risk states are required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or the length of their stay, whichever is shorter. The state has a mask mandate, but most businesses are closed, and people are advised to stay at home. For more information, visit: https://www.newmexico.org/covid-19-traveler-information/

 

New York:

Travelers to New York from all states except  Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers can opt out of the quarantine if:

  • They test negative in the three days prior to arriving in New York.

  • Test negative again after quarantining for three days after they arrive. 

Travelers also must complete a Traveler Health Form when they arrive.

The state has a mask mandate, and businesses featuring indoor dining and amusement parks are closed. For details and updates, visit: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

 

North Carolina:

There aren’t any statewide travel restrictions. However, there is a stay at home order in place between 10PM-5AM until at least January 29. The state has a mask mandate, and businesses must also abide by the curfew. For more information, visit: https://www.nc.gov/covid19

 

North Dakota:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state has a mask mandate, and most businesses are open. For more information, visit: https://www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/travel-guidance.

 

Ohio:

Travelers from states with over a 15% COVID-19 test-positivity rate are advised to self- quarantine for 14 days. The state has a mask mandate. Businesses are mostly open, but there is a stay at home order from 10 PM-5 AM in effect until January 23rd. For more information, visit: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/COVID-19-Travel-Advisory/COVID-19-Travel-Advisory

 

Oklahoma:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state does not have a mask mandate however travelers are encouraged to wear one if they are coming from a high risk area. Businesses are mostly open. For more information, visit: https://oklahoma.gov/covid19/resources-recommendations/travel.html

 

Oregon:

Travelers are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, and nonessential travel is discouraged. Masks are required throughout the state, and many businesses such as museums and businesses are closed. For more information, visit: https://traveloregon.com/travel-alerts/#covid

 

Pennsylvania:

Travelers to Pennsylvania must either quarantine for 10 days upon arrival or provide proof of a negative test that was taken within 72 hours of arrival to the state. Masks are mandatory and businesses are mostly open. For more information, visit: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Travelers.aspx

 

*Puerto Rico:

Travelers must fill out a Travel Declaration Form online prior to arrival. They must also show proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of arrival or they must quarantine. There is also an 11 PM-5 AM curfew in place. Masks are mandatory, and most businesses are closed. Beaches are starting to reopen at limited capacity. For more information, visit: https://www.discoverpuertorico.com/info/travel-guidelines

 

Rhode Island:

Travelers visiting Rhode Island from a state with more than a five percent test-positivity rate must either quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or provide proof of negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. Travelers must also fill out certificate of compliance and travel screening forms upon arrival. 

Masks are mandatory, and businesses are mostly closed. For updates, visit: https://covid.ri.gov/protect-your-household/travel-tofrom-ri

 

South Carolina:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. Though the state does not have a mask mandate, they are required in all restaurants and some counties. Most businesses are open. For more information, visit: https://scdhec.gov/covid19/resources-community-covid-19/travelers-covid-19

 

South Dakota:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. Some routes through Native American lands may be closed. The state does not have a mask mandate, and businesses are mostly open. For details, visit: https://www.travelsouthdakota.com/coronavirus-covid-19

 

Tennessee:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state doesn’t have a mask mandate, and most businesses are open. For updates, visit: https://www.tnvacation.com/travel-safe

 

Texas:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state has a mask mandate, and most businesses are open. For updates, visit: https://gov.texas.gov/travel-texas/page/covid19

 

Utah:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state has a mask mandate, and most businesses are open. For more information, visit: https://www.visitutah.com/plan-your-trip/responsible-travel

 

Vermont:

Travelers to Vermont must quarantine for 14 days. They can end their quarantine early if they test negative on the 7th day of their quarantine. The state has a mask mandate, and some businesses including bars are closed. For more information, visit: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/travel-quarantine/visitors-vermont#athome

 

Virginia:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. However, health officials recommend getting tested before you travel and after you return. Virginia has a statewide mask mandate, and businesses are mostly open. For more details, visit: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus/travel-to-areas-with-widespread-ongoing-community-spread/

 

*Washington D.C.:

Travelers to D.C. coming from states with more than 10 cases per 100,000 people must get tested within 72 hours prior to arrival in D.C. If you’re staying longer than three days, you must get a second test. Travelers from Maryland and Virginia are exempt. People traveling for family emergencies or funerals are also exempt. 

There is a mask mandate, and most businesses including museums and other tourist attractions are closed.  For updates, visit: https://washington.org/dc-information/coronavirus-travel-update-washington-dc

 

Washington State:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. However, travelers are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Nonessential travel is discouraged. The state has a mask mandate, and most businesses including gyms and entertainment venues are closed. For updates, visit: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/travelers-commuters

 

West Virginia:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. The state has a mask mandate, and businesses are mostly open. For more information, visit: https://wvtourism.com/travel-responsibly/

 

Wisconsin:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. However, health officials are advising people to stay at home and discourages nonessential travel. The state has a mask mandate, and businesses are mostly open. For more information, visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/travel.htm

 

Wyoming:

There are no statewide travel restrictions. Masks are sometimes required, and most businesses are open. For more information, visit: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-orders-and-guidance/