Travel Restrictions

United States

Information last updated on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Summary

 

The US State Department has raised its global travel warning to the highest level (Level 4: Do not travel), which recommends that citizens avoid all international travel.

 

US citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, provided that they’re in a country where it’s still possible to fly back on a commercial airline.

US citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.

 

Foreign exchange students currently living abroad should consider flying back to the United States, but consult with their schools first.

 

US citizens who wish to travel within the United States are currently not blocked from doing so by any official nationwide advisories or restrictions, but should consider the risks of being in crowded spaces and their ability to self-isolate at their destinations.

 

The CDC has recently issued a travel advisory for residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to avoid non-essential domestic travel. Only employees of critical infrastructure industries as defined by the Department of Homeland Security may continue to travel to maintain their normal work schedules.

 

Click here to see all of the CDC’s travel recommendations by country.

Safety regulations

Stay-at-home orders vary from state to state. We’ll keep you informed as state orders get created and lifted; however, you should always check the restrictions yourself based on your specific trip itinerary.

States with stay-at-home orders

States that are reopening

Detailed summary by state

We’ll keep you informed about travel restrictions and related safety regulations in the United States as the situation develops. Generally, essential workers in critical industries like health care, public safety, transportation, and food supply are exempt from the travel advisories listed below. The CDC recommends that all people wear masks or face coverings in public places. You should always check for restrictions yourself based on your specific trip itinerary.


Alabama

Alabama has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has partially reopened as part of a multi-phase “safer at home” policy. Retail stores are now open at 50% capacity, and restaurants are also open at 50% capacity with six feet of room between tables. Personal care establishments like barber shops and salons can operate according to state protocols. Gyms and athletic facilities can resume operations with safety protocols in place. People can gather in groups of more than 10 people, including at beaches, but must maintain six feet of distance from non-household members. Hotels and public airports remain open.

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Alaska

Alaska has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has partially reopened as part of a multi-phase plan. Indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to 20 people at most, and masks are recommended for attendees. People must still maintain at least six feet of distance from non-household members. Retail businesses and restaurants have reopened at 50% capacity. Personal care services have reopened at 50% capacity, or up to 20 customers, all by reservation only. Swimming pools have reopened at 50% capacity. Bars, libraries, museums, and fitness centers have reopened at 25% capacity, and are taking walk-ins. Alaskans may drive to other communities in the state for recreational and sightseeing purposes. Hotels and other other accommodations can now accept regular visitors, but by reservation only. Public airports remain open, but anyone coming into Alaska from out of state is required to complete a Travel Declaration Form and self-quarantine for 14 days.

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Arizona

Arizona has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has partially reopened as part of a multi-phase plan. Previously closed retail businesses have started offering curbside pickup and some in-person operations. Personal care services have resumed appointment-based services. Pools, gyms, spas, and other fitness providers have begun reopening with sanitation and physical distancing protocols in place. Major league sports can begin reopening in a limited capacity without fans. Grand Canyon National Park has begun its gradual reopening. Hotels and public airports remain open. All travelers arriving at any airport in Arizona from an area with substantial community spread,” including but not limited to the New York Tri-State area, must self-quarantine for 14 days.

 

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Arkansas

Arkansas has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order, but safety restrictions had still been in place. Public airports remain open. Hotels and other accommodations are only open to non-commercial visitors including healthcare professionals, first responders, and displaced people, among others. Recreational travelers may enter the state, but travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Orleans, and anywhere outside of the country must still follow quarantine directives of the state secretary of health. State parks have reopened for state residents to rent cabins, lodges, and RVs for weekends, while certain high-use trails remain closed. Restaurants have resumed limited dine-in service, gyms and fitness centers have resumed limited operations, barber shops and other personal care establishments resumed appointment-only operations, and entertainment venues have also opened on a limited basis, including a 50 person cap on audience size. The state’s three gaming casinos have reopened at one-third capacity with strict social distancing protocols. Recreational pools have resumed limited operations. Bars inside of restaurants and freestanding bars have reopened.

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California

California has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Counties may move on to a stage of reopening depending on local conditions. In stage 2, bookstores, low-risk establishments like clothing stores, florists, and sporting goods stores can reopen with modifications like curbside pickup. However, other establishments like offices, in-house restaurant dining, and indoor shopping malls will remain closed. Public airports remain open, and health authorities are monitoring and sometimes quarantining returning travelers. Some hotels are open depending on the location.

 

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Colorado

Colorado has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has partially reopened as part of a multi-phase “safer at home” policy. However, certain counties remain under stay-at-home orders. Non-critical businesses like retail stores and personal care services have begun to reopen with restrictions. Gatherings of more than 10 people remain banned, and clubs, gyms, and spas remain closed. Hotels, public airports, and state parks are open, but key tourism destinations including ski resorts and national parks remain closed. Coloradans can make reservations at campgrounds in state parks in counties that have reopened them.

 

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Connecticut

Connecticut has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. In Phase 1 of the reopening plan, restaurants can reopen outdoor seating at limited capacity with social distancing measures in place. Retail stores and indoor malls can allow some walk-ins with safety protocols in place. Museums and zoos can open outdoor exhibits at up to 50% capacity. State parks with beaches along the shoreline will open at limited capacity on May 22. Hair salons and barber shops will open in early June. Public gatherings are limited to a maximum of five people, and religious gatherings are limited to 50. Indoor fitness centers and movie theaters are also closed until at least June 20. Public airports remain open. Hotels and other accommodations are only open to non-commercial visitors including healthcare professionals, first responders, and displaced people, among others. Any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation is strongly urged to self-quarantine for 14 days. The CDC has urged residents of Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel.

 

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Delaware

Delaware has implemented a statewide shelter-in-place order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Public airports remain open. All out-of-state travelers entering Delaware must self-quarantine for 14 days unless they’re just passing through. Hotels and other accommodations are only open to non-commercial visitors including healthcare professionals, first responders, and displaced people, among others. Retail businesses like department stores, clothing stores, sporting goods stores, and bookstores can offer curbside pickup. Hair care services are only available to workers at essential businesses and with strict safety protocols in place. Beaches and community pools have reopened with strict safety protocols in place.

 

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District of Columbia

The District of Columbia has issued a district-wide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Hotels and public airports remain open. People must wear masks in D.C. grocery stores, in hotels, and in ride-shares and taxis, and are strongly encouraged to wear masks on public transportation. Restaurants remain open for takeout and delivery only.

 

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Florida

Florida has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order, but many safety restrictions still apply. All travelers flying to Florida from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut must self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon entry to the state. Roadside checkpoints have been set up at interstates, and all travelers entering from Louisiana must also self-quarantine for 14 days. Hotels and public airports remain open, but new short-term vacation rentals have been suspended. Counties can apply for approval to operate vacation rentals. Major theme parks and national parks remain closed, but select state parks and trails will reopen for restricted recreational use. Some businesses like restaurants and retail stores have begun to reopen at 50% capacity, as have museums and libraries. Gyms and fitness centers can operate at limited capacity with sanitation protocols in place. Bars, clubs, and large venues remain closed. Professional sports teams can operate and use venues to host trainings, competitions, events, and games.

 

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Georgia

Georgia has lifted its statewide shelter-in-place order, and some businesses like retail stores and restaurants have begun to open with restrictions. Gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, theaters, private social clubs, and personal care establishments have also begun to reopen. Hotels, public airports, beaches, and state parks remain open. Bars, clubs, public pools, live entertainment venues, and amusement parks are closed through at least May 31. People must wear masks in public places where maintaining six feet of distance is difficult.

 

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Hawaii

Hawaii has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Public airports remain open, but most hotels and visitor attractions are closed. Short-term rental accommodations must not operate or take new bookings, and are not legally recognized places for people to lodge or self-quarantine. All travelers arriving at Hawaii’s airports, including residents, must complete the required paperwork and self-quarantine for 14 days. Additionally, all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands must also self-quarantine for 14 days. Retail businesses and shopping malls can reopen with specific protocols in place. Select state parks and monuments are reopening for socially distant hiking and beach access, but stopping and gathering are prohibited. In June, indoor gathering places and exercise facilities will be able to reopen, as well as museums, theaters, personal care services, and dine-in restaurants.

 

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Idaho

Idaho has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has partially reopened as part of a multi-phase process. Non-essential businesses like retail stores, salons, gyms, and dine-in restaurants have begun to open with restrictions. Bars could reopen as early as May 30. Non-essential public transit trips and gatherings of any size remain prohibited, and non-essential travelers returning to Idaho from out of state must still self-quarantine for 14 days. Public airports remain open.

 

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Illinois

Illinois has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Hotels and public airports remain open. Starting on May 1, people must wear masks in public places where they cannot maintain six feet of distance from others. Non-essential retail stores may fulfil phone and online orders for pickup and delivery. Select state parks, recreational areas, fish and wildlife areas, and trails have started to reopen. However, visitors must bring alcohol-based sanitizer and face coverings, follow social distancing, and limit hiking, fishing, and boating outings to two people.

 

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Indiana

Indiana has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has partially reopened as part of a five-phase “back on track” plan. Hotels and public airports remain open. For select counties that have entered phase two, socially distant gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed. Personal care businesses can open for appointments, restaurants and bars can open at 50% capacity, retail businesses can open at 50% capacity, shopping malls can open at 50% capacity with indoor common areas restricted to 25% capacity, and boating is now permitted.

 

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Iowa

Iowa has not implemented a statewide stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order, but some restrictions had been in place. Businesses like restaurants, malls, fitness centers, and personal care establishments have begun to open with restrictions. However, other businesses like bars, entertainment venues, amusement venues, and daycare facilities, among others, remain closed. Rules depend on the county. Hotels and public airports remain open. All interstate facilities and rest areas also remain open.

 

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Kansas

Kansas has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has partially reopened as part of a multi-phase process. Some businesses like restaurants and child care facilities have begun to open with restrictions. Personal care services can reopen for pre-scheduled appointments. Fitness centers can reopen without lockers or in-person group classes. All public gatherings are limited to a maximum of 15 people. Bowling alleys, theaters, arcades, trampoline parks, and state-owned casinos have reopened, and organized sports practices have resumed. Bars, nightclubs, swimming pools, large entertainment venues, and summer camps that are not associated with a state-licensed day care must remain closed. Fairs, festivals and parades are not allowed. Hotels and public airports remain open. Kansas residents who traveled to the following states at the specified dates must self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return home: California, Florida, New York, or Washington on or after March 15, Illinois or New Jersey on or after March 23, Colorado and Louisiana on or after March 27.

 

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Kentucky

Kentucky has issued a statewide healthy-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Hotels and public airports remain open. Until May 22, Kentucky residents must not travel to other states for non-essential reasons, and all travelers entering from another state must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Anyone with a positive or presumptive case of COVID-19 may not enter the state, except as ordered for medical treatment. Most state parks remain open during the day, but facilities remain closed. Starting on May 11, people must wear masks in public when visiting businesses. On May 20, retail businesses and houses of worship reopened. On May 25, personal care businesses like hair salons reopened. On June 1, aquatic centers, fishing tournaments, and auto and dirt track racing can resume operations. Social distancing requirements continue for public transit riders. Gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted.

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Louisiana

Louisiana has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has partially reopened as part of a multi-phase plan. People must wear face coverings, practice good hygiene, and maintain six feet of distance from others who are not from their household. Gyms, fitness centers, theaters, places of worship, barber shops, nail salons, hair salons, bars serving food, casinos, museums, zoos, and aquariums can open at 25% capacity with sanitation and physical distancing protocols in place. Restaurants are now allowed to to open outdoor spaces for patrons to eat, but without table service, and stores at malls are offering curbside pickup. Hotels and public airports remain open.

 

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Maine

Maine has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Public airports remain open, but all travelers entering from another state must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Additionally, anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or traveling from areas identified as COVID-19 hot spots must not travel to Maine. Until June 1, all lodging operations including hotels are only open to non-commercial visitors including healthcare professionals, first responders, and displaced people, among others. However, lodging operations can begin accepting reservations for stays with an arrival date of June 1 or later for Maine residents and non-residents who have quarantined for 14 days. Campgrounds and RV parks are open to Maine residents as of May 22. People are required to wear masks in public places where maintaining six feet of distance is difficult.

 

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Maryland

Maryland has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. In stage one, retail stores can reopen at 50% capacity, with delivery and curbside pickup strongly encouraged. Some personal care services may reopen by appointment only, at up to 50% capacity. Hotels and public airports remain open, but access to BWI Marshall Airport is restricted to only ticketed passengers and employees. Maryland residents shouldn’t travel out of state unless it’s absolutely necessary, and people who have traveled outside of the state should self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return. People must wear masks in public places where maintaining six feet of distance is difficult. Safe outdoor recreational activities are permitted, and they include golf, tennis, recreational boating, fishing, and camping.

 

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts has lifted its statewide stay-at-home advisory and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. Starting on May 25, beaches, parks, drive-in movie theaters, select athletic fields and courts, outdoor gardens, zoos, reserves and public installations, and many outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, and boating may reopen. Retail businesses can begin remote fulfilment and curbside pickup. Public airports remain open, but all travelers entering from another state must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Additionally, anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 must not travel to Massachusetts. Hotels and other accommodations are only open to non-commercial visitors. People must wear masks in public places where maintaining six feet of distance is difficult, including on all forms of transportation.

 

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Michigan

Michigan has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Counties in two regions in the northern part of the state began a partial reopening on May 22 that allows for reopening of retail businesses and limited seating in restaurants and bars with safety precautions in place. Hotels and public airports remain open. Travelers can return to their homes or places of residence in Michigan from elsewhere, or return to their homes or places of residence elsewhere from Michigan. Travel between two residences in Michigan, including travel to vacation rentals, is strongly discouraged. State parks are open, and certain outdoor activities like golfing and motorized boating are permitted as long as social distancing is practiced. People must wear masks in public places where maintaining six feet of distance is difficult.

 

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Minnesota

Minnesota has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. On May 18, retail stores, malls, and other main street businesses reopened at up to 50% occupancy with safety protocols in place. Minnesotans can gather with friends and family in groups of no more than 10 people, with social distancing. Restaurants, bars, salons, and gyms remain closed. Hotels and public airports are open. Travelers can return to their homes or places of residence in Minnesota from elsewhere. Travel to and from a cabin is not expressly prohibited, but strongly discouraged. People must wear masks in public places where maintaining six feet of distance is difficult. Certain outdoor recreational facilities like parks, golf courses, bait shops, and boating services have reopened for Minnesotans to practice safe recreation with social distancing.

 

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Mississippi

Mississippi has lifted its statewide shelter-in-place order, and has entered a “safer at home” phase until May 11, which allows some businesses to reopen if they follow certain guidelines, and continues the ban on gatherings larger than 10 people. Retail stores are now operating at 50% capacity, and restaurants and bars can resume limited in-house service at 50% capacity with social distancing. State parks have reopened, and municipal and private parks can also open, subject to restrictions imposed by local authority. Outdoor recreational activities are permitted between the hours of 9:00 AM and 7:00PM with social distancing. People are advised to wear masks in public places. Hotels and public airports remain open.

 

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Missouri

Missouri has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order, and has entered a “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan until May 31. There are no longer limits on the size of public gatherings and all businesses can reopen, but people must continue to practice social distancing at all times. Hotels and public airports remain open. Missouri State Parks campgrounds began a phased reopening on May 18.

 

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Montana

Montana has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order, and has partially reopened as part of a multi-phase plan. Retail businesses can reopen at limited capacity, and restaurants, bars, breweries, and distilleries can begin on-site services with limited capacity, as long as people practice social distancing. Other businesses like gyms and movie theaters remain closed. Hotels and public airports remain open. Travelers entering Montana from another state or country for non-work-related purposes must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The Montana National Guard has been authorized to conduct temperature checks and additional screening for potential exposure history at airports and rail stations. Vacation listings and rental sites must notify potential out-of-state renters about the quarantine requirement.

 

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Nebraska

Nebraska has not implemented a statewide stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order, has had health directives in place. These directives are loosening on a regional basis, allowing for the limited reopening of restaurants and personal care services. However, gatherings of more than 10 people remain prohibited, and people must continue safe social distancing. Hotels and public airports remain open, but travelers entering Nebraska from areas of widespread COVID-19 transmission and all out-of-state travelers should self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. People who have tested positive for COVID-19, experience symptoms or reside with individuals who do, must home quarantine for at least 14 days.

 

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Nevada

Nevada has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. Restaurants can offer dine-in service at up to 50% of capacity with reservations, but bar areas stay closed. Barber shops, hair salons, and nail salons can provide services by appointment only with physical distancing in place. Retail businesses can continue to offer pickup and delivery, and reopen at 50% occupancy. Indoor malls remain closed, but can establish outdoor pickup or curbside operation “to the extent practicable.” Retail cannabis dispensaries can conduct in-store sales if they receive approval from the Marijuana Enforcement Division. Public airports remain open. Most hotels and motels are open, but all casinos are closed. Travelers entering Nevada are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days and avoid visiting public places or coming into contact with people who are not members of their household. Restrictions have been lifted on some outdoor recreational activities like golf and tennis.

 

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Public airports remain open. Hotels and other accommodations are only open for essential workers and vulnerable people, which includes New Hampshire residents who must self-quarantine and travelers unable to return home, among others. Campgrounds are open to residents at limited capacity. On May 11, golf courses reopened for residents and club members, barbers and hair salons started offering appointments, and retail locations opened at 50% capacity. On May 18, restaurants started offering outdoor seating. All of these are subject to strict safety guidelines. On May 18, outdoor activities in natural settings for individuals and groups no larger than 10 resumed with restrictions. Activities include bike, canoe, and kayak rentals, outdoor driving and shooting ranges, small fishing charters, paintball, and guided fishing, hunting, and hiking.

 

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New Jersey

New Jersey has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but “The Road Back” recovery plan is in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Public airports and hotels remain open, but casinos are closed. The CDC has urged residents of New Jersey to refrain from non-essential domestic travel. Non-essential retail businesses are offering curbside pickup. Car gatherings, drive-through, and drive-in events are permitted. State parks, forests, golf courses, and county parks have reopened. Jersey Shore beaches reopened with restrictions on May 22, along with state beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores with social distancing measures in place. Charter fishing and chartered boat services also reopened with restrictions. Business owners can sell and deliver mixed drinks in sealed containers to consume away from the premises. Certain outdoor activities at recreational businesses have resumed, including archery ranges, batting cages, horseback riding, shooting ranges, and tennis clubs. Community gardens and all-terrain vehicle and dirt bike rental businesses have opened, and certain restrictions on golf courses have been lifted.

 

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New Mexico

New Mexico has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Public airports remain open. Hotels, motels, RV parks, and other places of lodging shall not operate at more than 25% of maximum occupancy. Travel across the southern border to Mexico is restricted to essential travel only. All travelers entering New Mexico by air are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Businesses can offer curbside pickup, golf courses can open, and state parks have begun to reopen on a modified day-use-only basis, all with safe social distancing practices. People are advised to wear masks in public places.

 

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New York

New York has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but regions may begin reopening in phases if they meet certain criteria. These regions can reopen businesses including retail for curbside or in-store pickup. All non-essential gatherings of individuals for any reason are prohibited. People are required to maintain six feet of distance from others in public. New York state beaches can open on May 22 with strict precautions in place. Hotels and public airports remain open. The CDC has urged residents of New York to refrain from non-essential domestic travel. People are required to wear masks in public places where social distancing is not possible, including on public transportation and in for-hire vehicles. All MTA, Metro North, and Long Island Railroad lines are being disinfected every 24 hours.

 

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North Carolina

North Carolina has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. Gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors in most circumstances. nightclubs, gyms, indoor fitness facilities, and indoor entertainment venues like bowling alleys and movie theaters remain closed. Retail businesses may operate at 50% capacity and must implement health and safety measures for workers and customers. Parks can reopen as long as social distancing is practiced. Hotels and public airports remain open. N.C. State Highway Patrol is not conducting traffic stops for the purpose of determining if a person is engaging in essential travel or is a North Carolina resident, but some cities and counties across the state have checkpoints, road closures, curfews, and other restrictions.

 

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North Dakota

North Dakota has not implemented a statewide stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order, but safety restrictions still apply. Businesses can resume or continue operations in accordance with “North Dakota Smart Restart” protocols that are specific to each type of business. Visitor centers, playgrounds, and event centers remain closed. Facilities can host gatherings at up to 50% capacity, capped at 250 people. Hotels and public airports are open, but travelers entering North Dakota from international locations or other states with widespread COVID-19 transmission must quarantine immediately for 14 days upon arrival. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19, and their household members, are also ordered to self-quarantine in their place of residence for 14 days.

 

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Ohio

Ohio has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Retail businesses reopened starting on May 12 with specific social distancing guidelines in place. In-person liquor sales in border counties has been restricted to Ohio residents only. On May 21, campgrounds reopened with restrictions. On May 26, gyms, fitness centers, and pools that meet safety requirements reopened. Gatherings remain limited to 10 people. Hotels and public airports are open, but all travelers entering Ohio from another state must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. People are encouraged to wear masks in public places, especially in retail stores.

 

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma has implemented a statewide safer-at-home order that only applies to those age 65 and older, and individuals who are immunocompromised or have pre-existing conditions. As part of a multi-phase plan, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms have begun to reopen, provided that they enforce strict sanitation and social distancing measures. Schools, organized sporting events, bars, and camps remain closed. Oklahomans should continue to practice social distancing and minimize non-essential travel. Hotels and public airports are open, but travelers entering Oklahoma from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Louisiana, and Washington must undergo a 14-day quarantine.

 

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Oregon

Oregon has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order, and counties can begin lifting restrictions and enter Phase 1 of the reopening plan when they meet certain requirements. A county must stay in Phase 1 for at least 21 days. Retail businesses like furniture stores, art galleries, jewelry shops, and boutiques can reopen if they comply with state guidelines. Restaurants and bars can reopen for limited sit-down service until 10:00 PM, personal care services like salons and gyms can resume limited operations, and local in-person gatherings of up to 25 people are permitted. However, all large gatherings should be canceled or significantly modified until at least September. State parks have resumed limited daytime service. People are advised to wear masks in public places. Hotels and public airports remain open. For counties that have yet to enter Phase 1, restaurants are open for takeout only and retail operations can open with safety guidelines. Personal care services remain closed. Local in-person gatherings are limited to 10 people, while cultural, civic, and faith gatherings are limited to 25 people.

 

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Hotels and public airports remain open. Travelers entering Pennsylvania from New York, New Jersey, or states with community spread of COVID-19 are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. On May 8, 24 counties moved into the “yellow phase” of reopening that lifts some restrictions on social and economic life, while limits on public gatherings and business reopening remain in place. On May 15, 13 more counties will move into this phase. On May 22, 12 more counties moved to the yellow phase, leaving only 18 counties in the red phase. People should wear masks in public places. Golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips, and some campgrounds have reopened.

 

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order, and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. Restaurants, bars, and cafes remain closed for dine-in service but can sell wine, beer, and mixed drinks with take-out orders. Hair salons and barber shops will reopen in early June. State parks are reopening gradually, while two state beaches reopened with restrictions on May 25. Gatherings of more than five people are still forbidden. Hotels and public airports are open, but all travelers entering Rhode Island from another state by any mode of transportation must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. People must wear masks in retail stores, while using all transportation services, and in public places where maintaining six feet of distance is difficult.

 

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South Carolina

South Carolina has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order, and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. Restaurants are now able to resume outdoor dine-in services with some restrictions. Retail businesses that can reopen are limiting customers to one at a time. Close contact service providers including gyms, fitness centers, and pools have reopened at limited capacity. Local authorities can amend the access to beaches, piers, docks, and wharfs. Public airports and hotels are open. Previous restrictions on travelers entering from high-risk areas have been lifted, but people who are sick or showing COVID-19 symptoms should self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

 

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South Dakota

South Dakota has not implemented a statewide stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order, but an executive order with some restrictions is in place until May 31. Hotels and public airports remain open. Residents should, but are not ordered to, limit non-essential travel, stay home, and avoid public gatherings of 10 or more people.

 

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Tennessee

Tennessee has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order, and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. Restaurants and retail stores in almost all counties have reopened at 50% capacity with health regulations in place. Some recreation venues like bowling alleys and dance classes may reopen, and personal care services like barber shops and hair salons may also reopen at 50% capacity with health regulations in place. However, public gatherings remain limited to no more than 10 people. Hotels and public airports remain open.

 

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Texas

Texas has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order, and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. Dine-in restaurant services, in-store retail services, movie theaters, shopping malls, museums, libraries, personal care services, and swimming pools have all resumed at limited capacity with safety regulations in place. Bowling alleys, bingo halls, skating rinks, rodeo and equestrian events, aquariums, natural caverns, and bars opened with limited capacity on May 22. Zoos can open on May 29, and youth sports and professional sporting events without fans can resume on May 31. State parks are open, but visitors must wear face coverings, maintain six feet of distance from others outside of their party, and limit gatherings to no more than five people. People are still recommended to minimize social gatherings and in-person contact with non-household members. Hotels and public airports remain open. However, all travelers flying into Texas from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, California, and the cities of New Orleans, Miami, Detroit, Chicago, and Atlanta must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

 

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Utah

Utah has not implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but safety regulations still apply across the state. People are urged to stay home and work from home wherever possible, maintain six feet of distance from others in public, and wear masks when it’s not possible to maintain this distance. Out of state travel remains limited, and anyone returning from high-risk areas must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Previously closed businesses like gyms, bars, and personal care services can reopen with safety regulations in place. Dine-in services can resume with safety regulations in place. State parks are open to all except those under local health order restrictions.

 

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Vermont

Vermont has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. Non-essential gatherings of people are still limited to 10 people or less. Bars and restaurants may operate for takeout, delivery, or outdoor seating by reservation with customer contact information for contact tracing purposes. In-person retail businesses can reopen, subject to occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements. Hair salons and barber shops may take appointments with occupancy limits and other safety measures in place. People can leave home for outdoor recreation and fitness activities with low or no direct contact. Businesses that support this recreational activity may reopen, including state and municipal parks, trail networks, golf courses, big game check stations, and guided expeditions. Beaches, marinas, and campgrounds remain closed. Public airports are open. All travelers entering Vermont from another state must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, and travelers from areas of widespread COVID-19 transmission including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, and the cities of Detroit and Chicago are strongly discouraged from traveling to Vermont. Hotels and other lodging facilities including vacation rentals can resume limited operations for Vermont residents only, or for non-residents who have met the 14-day quarantine requirement.

 

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Virginia

Virginia has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Social gatherings remain capped at 10 people, and people are encouraged to wear masks in public places. Entertainment venues and summer camps will remain closed. Hotels and public airports are open. Public beaches in Virginia Beach reopened with restrictions on May 22. Residents who traveled internationally, disembarked from a cruise ship, or are returning to Virginia from areas of widespread COVID-19 transmission are requested to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

 

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Washington

Washington has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Certain outdoor recreation activities have resumed, including fishing, hunting, golfing, paddle sports, tennis, motorsports, and horseback riding. as well as day use of state parks. Hotels and public airports remain open. Retail stores can only offer curbside pickup. Personal care services have resumed, and dine-in restaurants and taverns have partially reopened.

 

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West Virginia

West Virginia has lifted its statewide stay-at-home order, and has begun to reopen as part of a multi-phase plan. Personal care services, outdoor restaurant services, small businesses with fewer than 10 employees, wellness facilities, and drive-in movie theaters have reopened with safety regulations in place. Gyms, fitness centers, dance studios, and other low-contact recreational facilities have resumed operations. Public gatherings are limited to 25 people. State park accommodations all remain closed, and new camping reservations are suspended through May 15. Only day-use areas are open. Hotels and public airports are open. Indoor dining at restaurants, large/specialty retail stores, indoor shopping malls, state park campgrounds for state residents only, outdoor recreation rentals, whitewater rafting and ziplining businesses, outdoor motorsport and powersport racing with no spectators, and tanning businesses have resumed in line with state guidance. Museums, visitor centers, and zoos can open, and indoor and outdoor bars can open at 50% capacity. Spas and massage businesses will be permitted to open on May 30. Limited video lottery retailers can open on May 30, and casinos statewide can open beginning June 5.

 

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin has implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but plans are in place to reopen some businesses and services with restrictions. Residents must stay in their place of residence except to do essential activities, and maintain six feet of distance from others in public. Retail businesses and restaurants are still offering delivery and curbside pickup. Many state parks and forests have reopened with safety regulations in place, but camping and events remain suspended. Public airports are open. Travel between private homes within the state, including seasonal homes or rental cabins, is strongly discouraged. Several counties in Wisconsin have issued travel advisories for seasonal and second homeowners, and anyone who travels to a second home must self-quarantine there for 14 days upon arrival. All residents who traveled outside their local community in the past 14 days must self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return.

 

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Wyoming

Wyoming has not implemented a statewide stay-at-home order, but safety regulations still apply across the state. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited until May 15. Personal care services like gyms, barber shops, and hair salons have reopened with safety regulations in place. Hotels and public airports remain open. Travelers visiting from out of state no longer have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, but must exercise caution. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks began gradually lifting restrictions as part of a phased reopening. Roads, hiking trails, and rock climbing routes at Devil’s Tower National Monument have reopened to public access with limited services.

 

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Borders

The land borders between the US and Mexico and the US and Canada are closed for all non-essential travel.

 

US citizens or permanent residents who have visited China, Iran, the United Kingdom, Ireland, or the European Schengen area during the previous 14 days can only return to the United States through 13 selected airports where the government has implemented additional screening procedures.

 

The Schengen area encompasses the following 26 European countries:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

 

Starting on May 28, foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Brazil in the last 14 days will also be restricted from entering the United States.

The 13 US airports with enhanced screening:

TSA, CBP, and air carriers will identify travelers who are scheduled to arrive at a different airport from one of the 13 mentioned above, and reroute them to an appropriate airport at no cost as long as they’re qualifying passengers.

 

Foreign nationals who have visited the above countries during the previous 14 days may currently not enter the United States.

 

Exemptions

Close family members of US citizens and permanent residents, and certain other limited categories of visa holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt, and will still be able to enter the US, subject to normal entry requirements. Those allowed entry to the US may be asked to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival.

 

Full list of exemptions can be found here.

Quarantine policy

Travelers who have visited China in the previous 14 days may be subject to up to 14 days of quarantine.

 

Travelers who disembarked from a cruise ship may be subject to local quarantine procedures. Once they disembark, they should home-quarantine for 14 days and practice social distancing.

 

Travelers who return to the US will experience standard customs processing, plus additional entry screening to inquire about their medical history, current condition, and contact information for local health authorities.

 

They will also receive written guidance about COVID-19 and be directed to their final destinations, where they should immediately home-quarantine in accordance with CDC best practices.

Quick answers

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in Austria, Belgium, China, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days.

There are no official nationwide travel restrictions within the US, but crowded travel settings like airports may increase the likelihood of getting COVID-19. Only residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have officially been advised to avoid non-essential domestic travel. This does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries like trucking, public health services, and food supply.

The land borders between the US and Mexico and the US and Canada are closed to all nonessential visitors.

All incoming international flights must land at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD).

All arriving travelers will go through some additional health screening and be directed to immediately home-quarantine. However, travelers who have visited China in the previous 14 days may be subject to up to 14 days of quarantine, and travelers who disembark from cruise ships may be subject to local quarantine procedures.

Many states that had statewide stay-at-home orders have begun the process of reopening as part of specific multi-phase plans. See the full list of states above on this page.

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