State-by-State Covid-19 Travel Guide (as of January)

Below is a state-by-state guide of travel restrictions in the United States:


Alabama -->

  • No statewide restrictions, mask mandate effective through January 22

Alaska -->

  • Must take a qualifying negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure

  • Then submit results and fill out their Travel Declaration and Self-Isolation Plan through the Portal.

  • If you didn't get tested before traveling, you must pay $250 upon arrival and quarantine until results come in (at your own expense)

Arizona -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Arizona as of 1/14

Arkansas -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Arkansas as of 1/14

California -->

  • There is a regional stay-at-home order

  • Non-essential travel throughout the state except in a region north of Sonoma County is banned.

  • The Governor restricted hotel stays for leisure travel and other business activity in affected areas (more info here)

  • It is recommended that visitors from out of state should self-quarantine for 14-days.

  • San Francisco has ordered a mandatory10-day quarantine for travelers coming from outside the nine-county Bay Area region.

  • Los Angeles County: out of state visitors over the age of 16 must fill out a Traveler Form. Failure to submit this form prior to or upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport, Van Nuys Airport, or Union Station is punishable by a fine of up to $500.

Colorado -->

  • Colorado doesn't have travel restrictions, however, Pitkin County set their own rules.

  • Pitkin County (includes ski resort Aspen/Snowmass) require anyone spending one or more nights in the area to fill out a Pitkin County Traveler Affidavit. They also require anyone 10 and over to have a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72-hours of arrival.

Connecticut -->

  • Anyone entering the state (besides New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) must quarantine for 10-days and complete the Connecticut Travel Health Form. Failure to submit or quarantine could result in $500 fine per violation.

Delaware -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Delaware as of 1/14

Florida -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Florida as of 1/14

Georgia -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Georgia as of 1/14

Hawaii -->

Hawaii gets tricky and rules are ever changing so please be sure to check on the Hawaii website too

  • If you wanna bypass the 10-day mandatory quarantine, you must take a Covid-19 test within 72-hours before departure.

  • Hawaii only accepts the Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) from a certified Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab test results from a Trusted Testing Partner.

  • Travelers must submit their negative test results to the Safe Travels Digital Platform.

  • At least 25% of travelers who use the Pre-Travel Testing option will also be randomly selected to receive a non-optional second test upon arrival at the airport, free of charge

  • If you don't comply with quarantine or approved testing requirements, you'll be fined up to $5000 or a year in prison.

Idaho -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Idaho as of 1/14

Illinois -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Illinois as of 1/14

  • As of 1/15, Chicago issued a Travel Order that applies to anyone coming into the City from designated states with a significant degree of community-wide spread. States are categorized as Yellow or Orange.

  • Anyone traveling from a state on the Orange list is directed to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival in Chicago or quarantine for a 10-day period.

Indiana -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Indiana as of 1/14

Iowa -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Iowa as of 1/14

  • Anyone 2 and older is required to wear a mask when in indoor spaces or state government buildings,

Kansas -->

  • Visitors who have been on a cruise or attended a mass gathering event (500 ppl+) must quarantine for 7-10 upon arrival.

  • Those who receive a negative result after testing on their sixth day will be released from quarantine on Day eight, instead of Day 11.

Kentucky -->

  • Kentucky is discouraging all out of state leisure travel until further notice.

  • If you do, they are urging you to quarantine for 14-days.

Louisiana -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Louisiana as of 1/14

  • Mask mandate in effect

Maine -->

  • Travelers must quarantine for 10-days upon arrival or produce negative Covid-19 test results taken no longer than 72-hours (PCR and Antigen tests are accepted).

  • Visitors will need to fill out a Certificate of Compliance Form indicating you received a negative test result.

  • You may also get tested upon arriving in Maine but must quarantine while awaiting results.

  • Residents of New Hampshire and Vermont are exempt from these rules.

Maryland -->

  • Travelers and residents returning from out of state are required to quarantine for 10-days or have a negative Covid-19 test result within 72-hours of arrival.

  • Except States: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC

Massachusetts -->

  • Any travelers or returning residents coming in from a high-risk state must submit a Massachusetts Travel Form and complete a 10-day quarantine. (Hawaii is currently the only low-risk state)

  • Alternatively, you can show proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72-hours before arrival.

  • Failure to comply with these rules could result in a civil fine (about $500 per day).

Michigan -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Michigan as of 1/14

Minnesota -->

  • Out of state travel is highly discouraged.

  • Visitors are asked to quarantine for 14-days

Mississippi -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Mississippi as of 1/14

Missouri -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Missouri as of 1/14

Montana -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Montana as of 1/14

Nebraska -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Nebraska as of 1/14

Nevada -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Nevada as of 1/14

  • Many indoor spaces have strict capacity limits

New Hampshire -->

  • There is no travel-quarantine requirement for those traveling to New Hampshire from surrounding New England States (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island).

  • Visitors need to self-quarantine for 10 days.

  • Covid-19 test result on or after the seventh day of quarantining can break it early.

New Jersey -->

  • New Jersey strongly discourages non-essential travel

  • Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine.

  • If travel is unavoidable, travelers should consider getting tested with a viral test (not an antibody test) 1-3 days before the trip and again 3-5 days after the trip.

New Mexico -->

  • Anyone traveling from out of state are required to self-quarantine for 14-days (or length of stay)

  • Exemptions from low-risk states are allowed, but as of January 14, no states were deemed low risk.

New York -->

  • Cuomo announced new guidelines allowing travelers to New York to "test out" of the mandatory 10-day quarantine for asymptomatic individuals.

  • If you were out of state for more than 24-hours, you must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in NY. You then must quarantine for 3-days and on the 4th day you have to test again. If both tests come back negative, you may exit quarantine.

  • Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York are exempt from the travel advisory but must fill out the Traveler Health Form.

North Carolina -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in North Carolina as of 1/14

North Dakota -->

Ohio -->

  • Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Oklahoma -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Oklahoma as of 1/14

Oregon -->

  • Oregon, California and Washington issued a joint travel advisory which includes a recommendation that out-of-state travelers and returning residents should quarantine themselves for 14 days after arrival in the state.

Pennsylvania -->

  • It is required for travelers entering Pennsylvania from other countries and states, as well as Pennsylvanians who are returning home from other countries or states, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth or quarantine for 10 days upon entry into Pennsylvania.

  • If you choose to get tested IN the Commonwealth, you must quarantine while you are awaiting the results.

Rhode Island -->

South Carolina -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in South Carolina as of 1/14

South Dakota -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in South Dakota as of 1/14

Tennessee -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Tennessee as of 1/14

Texas -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Texas as of 1/14

Utah -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Utah as of 1/14

Vermont -->

  • There is now a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont.

  • You can end your quarantine early if, you haven't had any symptoms of COVID-19, get a PCR test on or after Day 7, get a negative test result, still do not have symptoms, and continue to monitor yourself for symptoms for the full 14 days.

Virginia -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Virginia as of 1/14

  • VDH urges all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel

Washington DC -->

  • The Mayor has extended a pause of a number of activities through January 22.

  • Travel for the inauguration and tourism is discouraged.

  • If you do go to DC, travel requirements apply to anyone coming to the District from a state with more than 10 cases per 100,000 people. Visitors are asked to get tested 72 hours or less before coming to DC.

Washington State -->

  • The governor recommends people arriving in Washington from other states or countries should self-quarantine for 14-days.

West Virginia -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in West Virginia as of 1/14

Wisconsin -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Wisconsin as of 1/14

Wyoming -->

  • No statewide travel restrictions in Wyoming as of 1/14


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