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.
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.
If you are planning on traveling internationally
If you are traveling internationally, check your destinations Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health, or the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Country Information page for entry requirements and restrictions for arriving travelers, such as mandatory testing or quarantine Review the CDC guidance for Returning From International Travel.
Local policies at your destination may require you to be tested for COVID-19 before you are allowed to enter the country. If you test positive on arrival, you may be required to isolate for a certain amount of time. This may even prevent you from returning to the United States, as scheduled.
If you are planning on visiting Colorado
We ask all visitors to respect the wishes, public health guidelines, and capacity of our local destinations. Keep in mind that guidance may vary county-by-county, so it’s important to plan ahead, be prepared, and be flexible. If you do not feel well, you can get tested for COVID-19 at one of our free community testing sites.
Colorado has a public health order in place requiring all restaurants and bars to close at 11 p.m
If you are planning to go camping, backpacking, or have a picnic, learn about Colorado’s fire ban. You can learn more in the Frequently Asked Questions.
Learn more about What’s Open in Colorado and enjoy your time here while staying safe.
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.