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US travel restrictions state by state

With cases of Covid-19 reaching new heights in the United States, some states are having to adapt rapidly with their rules and regulations, especially in recent weeks.



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Beautiful fall colors of Acadia National Park in Maine are past their peak, but the state has natural beauty all year.

If you wish to travel to another state, it is important to be updated on the latest statewide regulations. While some US states have no restrictions on travel, all their sites have important Covid-19 safety information, including possible face mask mandates in public settings. States without travel restrictions might still have mask mandates.

This list is alphabetical and includes links where you should get more information and updates before you head out:



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Knoxville is a popular college town in Eastern Tennessee.

Alabama

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Alabama. However, visitors should be aware of the state’s mask mandate effective through December 11. You can check here for updates.



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Know New York’s new testing requirements before you take on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Alaska

Alaska’s latest travel protocols have been in effect since August 11. Visitors 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.

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



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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is in Cleveland.

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

Alaska residents also have protocols they must follow for travel. According to the CDC, “people in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.” Leaving your home state to enter a state with a mandatory quarantine means you need one place to stay and to stay put. Check here for Alaska details and updates.

Arizona

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arizona. Check here for updates.

Arkansas



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Courthouse Rock in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky is gorgeous on a foggy sunrise.

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arkansas. Check here for updates.



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Mackinac Island exudes autumn glory in Michigan.

California

As of November 30, people coming to California are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and avoid nonessential travel, which includes tourism. Check here for Covid-19 updates and possible local restrictions.

Colorado

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Colorado though nonessential travel is not recommended. Check here for updates.

Connecticut

Any traveler coming from a state that has a positive case rate of 10 out of 100,000 people or a 10% or higher test positivity rate must self-quarantine for 14 days. The traveler must have spent more than 24 hours in said state for the rule to apply. Everyone also needs to complete a travel health form.



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Autumn is beautiful time to drive the the Natchez Trace, which runs from Mississippi to Tennessee.

Visitors can opt out of the 14-day quarantine in limited cases if they can provide proof that they have had a negative Covid-19 test in the past 72 hours. There were 46 states plus Guam and Puerto Rico on the 10% or higher positivity list as of November 30. The list is updated each Tuesday. Check here for updates and details.



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Before you visit the wonderful city of Pittsburgh, make sure you know Pennsylvania’s travel restrictions.

Delaware

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Delaware. Check here for updates.



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A Rocky Mountain winter is just around the corner in Colorado.

Florida

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Florida. Check here for updates.

Georgia

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Georgia. Check here for updates.



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The Grand Teton mountain range in Grand Teton National Park is stunning any time of year.

Hawaii



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Travelers who arrive with an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) taken no earlier than 72 hours before their flight, performed using a nasal swab, and who can also show proof of negative test results from a CLIA certified laboratory can avoid the state’s 14-day quarantine. This includes anyone 5 or older.

NEW: The Hawaiian island of Kauai has temporarily opted out of the state’s pre-travel testing program. “Effective Dec. 2 at 12:01 a.m., all transpacific and intercounty travelers arriving in Kaua’i are subject to the 14-day quarantine regardless of testing.”

Check here for important additional details.

Idaho

As of November 30, there are no statewide travel restrictions in Idaho. Check here for updates.



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The sun rises over Whitaker Point, also known as Hawksbill Crag, in the Ozarks of Arkansas.

Illinois

As of November 30, there are no statewide restrictions, but visitors heading to Chicago have been placed in three categories — red, orange and yellow. Anyone from a red state must quarantine for 14 days. Anyone from an orange state must have a negative Covid-19 test result no more than 72 hours old or observe the quarantine. Check here for the list of states and more information before you travel.



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Cheaha State Park is a great place to see fall color in Alabama.

Indiana

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Indiana, though a face mask requirement is in effect through December 12. Check here for updates.

Iowa

The state announced enhanced public health measures on November 17. “All travelers to Iowa age two or older are required to wear a mask or other face covering when in indoor spaces open to the public or in state government buildings, in circumstances when it is not possible to remain six feet away from others outside their household for more than 15 minutes.” Check here for updates.



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Nevada doesn’t have travel restrictions — so that means Vegas fans can visit.

Kansas

While mostly open, Kansas has some unusually specific 14-day quarantine requirements that often change. (For instance, people who visited the tiny European nation of Andorra between October 21 and November 17.) Check here for updates and more details.



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The wide open highways of West Texas make for a good road trip.

Kentucky



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Manatee encounters are popular in Florida.

Visitors from states with a coronavirus testing positivity rate of 15% or more on Johns Hopkins University’s website should quarantine for 14 days. Check the list before you travel as it’s growing with the recent rise in US cases. Check here for updates from Kentucky.



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Before you know it, winter and skiing will be coming to places such as The Canyons

Louisiana

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Louisiana. Check here for updates.

Maine

Travelers must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or sign a form stating they’ve received a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours. You may also get tested upon arriving in Maine but must quarantine while awaiting results. Residents of New Hampshire and Vermont are exempt from quarantining or having a negative test. Check here for updates.

Maryland



a large body of water with a city in the background: Illinois has no travel restrictions, but the city of Chicago does. It places visitors in red, orange and yellow categories depending on the severity of the outbreak in a particular state.


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Illinois has no travel restrictions, but the city of Chicago does. It places visitors in red, orange and yellow categories depending on the severity of the outbreak in a particular state.

As of November 16, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Maryland, though the state does require face coverings for all people over the age of five. Check here for details.

Massachusetts

All visitors and residents must complete a travel form before arriving in Massachusetts unless they are arriving from a state designated by the Department of Public Health as low risk. As of November 30, those were Hawaii and Maine.

Travelers must “quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative Covid-19 test result that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.” Those waiting on test results need to quarantine until they receive their negative results. Failure to comply with these directives may result in a $500 fine. Check here for updates.

Michigan

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Michigan. However, the state issued a three week pause on many types of indoor social gatherings, effective November 18. Check here for updates.

Minnesota

NEW: From November 20 through December 18, Minnesota is under a four week stay-at-home order. “Incoming visitors and residents that travel out-of-state are asked to quarantine for 14 days upon entry (or reentry) to Minnesota.” Check here for updates.

Mississippi

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Mississippi. Check here for updates.

Missouri

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Missouri. Check here for updates.

Montana

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Montana. Travel restrictions might vary at Native American reservations. Check here for updates.

Nebraska

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nebraska. Check here for updates.

Nevada

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nevada, though new temporary capacity limits and restrictions on gatherings went into effect on November 24. Check here for updates.

New Hampshire

Those traveling from outside other New England states (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island) who are visiting for “an extended period of time” are asked to self-quarantine for two weeks. Check here for updates.

New Jersey

NEW: New Jersey is discouraging all nonessential travel. “Travelers and residents returning from any US state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging for 14 days.”

The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected. The state government is also asking travelers to fill out a voluntary survey regarding information about where they are traveling and their destination.

Check here for updates.

New Mexico

People traveling from out-of-state are required to self-quarantine for 14 days or the length of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter. The state issues a weekly list of exemptions, updated each Wednesday. On November 30, the only exemption was Hawaii. Check here for updates.

New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced new guidelines on November 4, allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York will continue to be exempt from the travel advisory. Covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Check for important details here.

North Carolina

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Carolina. However, the state urges visitors to check local destinations with possible restrictions before traveling. Check here for updates.

North Dakota

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Dakota. Be aware that on November 30, North Dakota had the highest number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the country at 10,400 per 100,000. Check here for updates.

Ohio

Travelers visiting Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or more must self-quarantine for 14 days. This list updates each Wednesday. Check here for updates.

Oklahoma

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Oklahoma. Check here for updates.

Oregon

NEW: As of November 30, the state had issued the following travel advisory: “Persons arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival.” The state’s current freeze on many activities that tourists might come there to enjoy is in effect through December 2. Check here for updates and details.

Pennsylvania

NEW: Travelers over the age of 11 arriving in Pennsylvania are currently required to quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative Covid-19 test result. Check here for updates.

Rhode Island

Those traveling to Rhode Island from a state that has a positive testing rate of 5% or more must quarantine for 14 days. Travelers can opt out of the quarantine if they can provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. You can check that updated list of states here.

Those waiting on test results must self-quarantine until a negative test result arrives. However, the state still recommends quarantining for 14 days as opposed to relying on a negative test result. Check here for updates and details.

South Carolina

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Carolina. Check here for updates.

South Dakota

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Dakota. Some routes through Native American lands might be closed. Check here for updates.

Tennessee

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Tennessee. Check here for updates.

Texas

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Texas. The state urges people to wear a mask, saying “an itty-bitty piece of cloth goes a long way towards keeping yourself and others healthy.” Check here for updates.

Utah

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Utah, though there is a statewide mask mandate. Check here for updates.

Vermont

Vermont has a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival for nonessential travel. You have the option of taking a Covid-19 PCR test on day 7 of the quarantine and then end it early with a negative reading. Check here for updates.

Virginia

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Virginia. Check here for updates.

Washington, DC

Travel requirements implemented on November 9 apply to anyone traveling 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. If you’re there for more than three days, you’re asked to get tested again. Check here for updates and important details.

Washington state

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington on November 13, recommending a 14-day self-quarantine for interstate and international travel. Tourists are being discouraged from visiting.

West Virginia

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in West Virginia. Check here for updates.

Wisconsin

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions. But Gov. Tony Evers has issued orders to limit the spread of Covid-19 that would crimp many typical travel activities. Check here for updates.

Wyoming

As of November 30, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Wyoming. Check here for updates.

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