Travel During COVID-19

Travel can increase your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.  Postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19.  If you choose to travel, check out the information on this page to protect yourself and those around you.

Before Travel:

  • Ask yourself these important questions.
  • Check travel restrictions.  
  • Get your flu shot.
  • Pack extra supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer.
  • Consider getting tested 1-3 days before you travel.  Do not travel if your test is positive.
  • For 14 days before your travel begins, avoid gatherings, events and crowds; this means parties, weddings, eating out, working out at a gym, or using public transportation.

While Traveling:

  • Wear a mask that covers your face and nose while in public.
  • Keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and anyone not in your travel group.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth.

After Travel:

  • You may have been exposed to COVID-19 during your trip.  You may not have symptoms, but can still spread the virus.
  • Consider getting tested 3-5 days after your travel.  If positive, isolate immediately to avoid spreading COVID-19 to others.
  • For 14 days after your return, wear a mask in public, maintain 6 feet of distance between you and others in public, wash your hands often, avoid being around others who are at high risk of COVID-19 complications, and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. 
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