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Covid-19 travel rules, mandates and safety guidance state by state

Forrest Brown and Megan Marples, CNNUpdated 28th March 2022
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(CNN) — US domestic travel restrictions instituted in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic have been eliminated for trips within and between states and territories. However, the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention suggests delaying travel until you are up to date with your Covid vaccines.
For people not making road trips, the CDC reminds people that wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required when in indoor areas of public transportation.
If you do decide to travel to another US state or territory, you should still check out the latest guidance before you go, even if you're fully vaccinated.
Their official websites have important Covid-19 safety information you still need to know. This list is alphabetical and includes links to state websites to help you get started:

Alabama

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is open in Huntsville, Alabama. You should check with your travel venues before you go about their rules so you're not caught by surprise.
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is open in Huntsville, Alabama. You should check with your travel venues before you go about their rules so you're not caught by surprise.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Alabama. You can check here for updates and safety guidance.

Alaska

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Alaska. Pre-travel testing isn't required, but it's highly encouraged and free at participating airports. All travelers to Alaska can get a free Covid-19 vaccine at participating airports. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Arizona

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Arizona. Check here for updates and safety guidance. Here's a direct link for information on Native American lands within the state.

Arkansas

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Arkansas. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

California

There are no statewide travel restrictions in California. Large indoor events (more than 1,000 require proof of vaccination or negative Covid test result.
Find out more about Los Angeles at the SafePassLA website. For San Francisco, get more details at SF.gov.

Colorado

A visitor hikes in a snowy Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
A visitor hikes in a snowy Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
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There are no travel restrictions in Colorado. You can click here for statewide updates and safety guidance. You can click here for regional information about what's open.

Connecticut

There are no travel restrictions in Connecticut, bu travelers are asked to follow CDC travel guidelines. Please check here for updates and safety guidance.

Delaware

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Delaware. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Florida

Miami, Florida, is a popular destination in winter.
Miami, Florida, is a popular destination in winter.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Florida. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Georgia

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Georgia. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Hawaii

Hawaii dropped its statewide mask mandate for indoor settings on March 25. The state's Safe Travels program expired as well. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Idaho

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Idaho. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Illinois

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Illinois. Check here for updates and safety guidance.
Chicago has separate system that advises Covid-19 testing or quarantine if the unvaccinated visitor comes from a state with a significant infection rate. See Chicago's travel advisory and map here.

Indiana

The Indianapolis skyline viewed from the Canal Walk.
The Indianapolis skyline viewed from the Canal Walk.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Indiana. Check here for updates and guidance.

Iowa

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Iowa. Check here for updates and guidance.

Kansas

Kansas has no statewide travel restrictions. Check here for updates and more details.

Kentucky

Boats dock at the marina in Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park in Kentucky near the border with Tennessee.
Boats dock at the marina in Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park in Kentucky near the border with Tennessee.
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Leisure travel is discouraged unless you're fully vaccinated, but Kentucky has no official travel restrictions. Read Kentucky's travel advisory here.

Louisiana

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Louisiana. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Maine

Visitors from all states are exempt from travel restrictions unless determined otherwise by the Maine CDC. Travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival and fill out a travel protocol form if they are arriving from a nonexempt state. Check here for updates and here for FAQs.

Maryland

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Maryland. Find out more here.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts encourages only fully vaccinated people to travel, but it has no formal travel restrictions. Check here for update and safety guidance.

Michigan

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Michigan. Check here for updates and this PDF on Michigan travel safety.

Minnesota

There are no official statewide travel restrictions in Minnesota. Find out more: Explore Minnesota | Minnesota Department of Health.

Mississippi

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Mississippi. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Missouri

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Missouri. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Montana

Wildlife spotting draws people to Montana. Especially thrilling is catching a sight of bison.
Wildlife spotting draws people to Montana. Especially thrilling is catching a sight of bison.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Montana. Please check here for updates and safety guidance. Check here for information on Native American reservations.

Nebraska

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Nebraska. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Nevada

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Nevada. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

New Hampshire

There are no statewide travel restrictions in New Hampshire. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

New Jersey

There are no statewide travel restrictions in New Jersey. Check here for updates and safety guidelines.

New Mexico

There are no statewide travel restrictions in New Mexico. More information: New Mexico Travel Advisory.

New York

There are no statewide travel restrictions in New York state. Check here for updates and safety guidelines.

North Carolina

There are no statewide travel restrictions in North Carolina. Check here for updates and safety guidelines.

North Dakota

There are no statewide travel restrictions in North Dakota. Check here for updates and safety guidelines.

Ohio

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Ohio. The state encourages travelers to follow CDC guidance. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Oklahoma

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Oklahoma. Check here for updates.

Oregon

There are no longer any travel restrictions in Oregon. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Pennsylvania

Philadelpia's skyline as seen from the South Street Bridge.
Philadelpia's skyline as seen from the South Street Bridge.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Pennsylvania. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Puerto Rico

According to Discover Puerto Rico, the US territory in the Caribbean will no longer require that domestic travelers provide proof of vaccination or take a Covid-19 test before arrival. Check here for updates and details.

Rhode Island

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Rhode Island. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

South Carolina

The Citadel's campus is one of many standout architectural spots in Charleston.
The Citadel's campus is one of many standout architectural spots in Charleston.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in South Carolina. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

South Dakota

There are no statewide travel restrictions in South Dakota. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Tennessee

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Tennessee. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Texas

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Texas. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Utah

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Utah. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Vermont

There are no statewide trave restrictions in Vermont . Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Virginia

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Virginia. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Washington, DC

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is a popular spot for tourists.
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is a popular spot for tourists.
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There are no domestic travel restrictions to enter the District of Columbia. Check here for important details. And you can click here for the status of tourist-oriented sites.

Washington state

There are no travel restrictions in Washington state. Find out more: Department of Health | Visit Seattle | King County.

West Virginia

There are no statewide travel restrictions in West Virginia. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Wisconsin

There are no statewide travel restrictions. Check here for updates and safety guidance.

Wyoming

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Wyoming. Check here for updates and safety guidance.