Travel Guidance for COVID-19

Travel can increase your chances of getting COVID-19. Staying home is still the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19. Stay home if you are sick or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days. For more information on traveling review the CDC’s travel guidance.

Know when to delay your travel

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should delay your travel. 

Check travel restrictions at your destination

State, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements upon arrival. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, it is important that you follow these travel restrictions. 

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. 

  1. Travel Safety Measures
  2. International Travel
  3. Traveling to Colorado

Check to see if there are a lot of COVID-19 cases at your destination.

The more cases at your destination, the more likely you are to get infected during your travels.

Are you or someone you live with at a higher risk for COVID-19?

If you become infected while traveling, you may become very sick while you are traveling. You can also spread the virus to your loved ones when you get home. 

Check to see if your destination has local requirements or restrictions for travelers.

Some places have requirements for travelers, like quarantining for 14 days after you travel. Check state, territorial, tribal, and local public health websites for information before you travel. 

If you are traveling by air, make sure you social distance from others in the terminal or on the trains to different terminals.

Follow these COVID-19 safety measures for public transportation:

  • Avoid touching surfaces and your face
  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Increase ventilation if possible
  • Practice hand hygiene by washing your hands or using hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol after you arrive at your destination
  • Travelers should monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning from travel.

Be safe when you arrive at your destination and return back home

Regardless of where you traveled or what you did during your trip, take these actions to protect others from getting sick after you return:

  • When around others, practice social distancing from people who are not from your household. It is important to do this everywhere, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Wear a mask or a cloth face covering.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Monitor your health and look for symptoms of COVID-19. Take your temperature if you feel sick.
  • Consider getting a viral test 1-3 days before you travel and 3-5 days after you travel.