Travel Guidance for COVID-19

Traveling -- Wear a mask

At this time, CDC recommends that everyone aged 2 years or older—including passengers and workers—properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator over the nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation (such as airplanes, trains, buses, ferries) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, and seaports). 

  • When people properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator, they protect themselves and those around them and help keep travel and public transportation safer for everyone. 
  • Wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator is most beneficial in crowded or poorly ventilated locations, such as airport jetways.  

This public health recommendation is based on the currently available data, including an understanding of domestic and global epidemiology, circulating variants and their impact on disease severity and vaccine effectiveness, current trends in COVID-19 Community Levels within the United States, and projections of COVID-19 trends in the coming months. 

For more information about safer travel during the pandemic, see Domestic Travel During COVID-19 and International Travel.

If you plan on traveling, make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state, territorial, tribal and local health department where you are, along your route, and where you are going. Prepare to be flexible during your trip as restrictions and policies may change during your travel. 

Do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test, or had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and are recommended to quarantine.

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