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Travel Restrictions State by State in the USA – [UPDATED]

When traveling to the United States you need to consider that the US is a 50-State Federal country, meaning each state has its own rules regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

So you will need to know if you need to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test, wear a mask or even quarantine. Here we have gathered some info from different sources to help you have a smoother trip back home or visit the US.  

Important! – Each state issues a weekly or a bi-weekly list of exemptions, restrictions, new rules or even the removal of previous ones. so keep in touch with us to learn about the latest updates. 

How is the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States?

Keep in mind the following epidemiology figures, because most States are issuing travel restrictions based on those.  

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USA COVID-19 pandemic statistics
Source

With an estimated population of 330,052,960 inhabitants, this country has reported 7,728,436 positive cases and 213,626 deaths. The highest death toll in the world. 

Just 3 weeks ago, 186,663 people had lost their lives to the virus. 

So, what travel restrictions apply to each state of the United States as of this week?

Alabama Travel Restrictions

Alaska Travel Restrictions

  • You should submit a self-isolation plan and bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Submit a travel declaration and self-isolation plan online and arrive with proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
  • If you do not bring a test you should buy a $250 Covid-19 one upon arrival and quarantine at your own expense until you get the results.
  • Click here for more information.

Arizona Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions. 

Arkansas Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

California Travel Restrictions

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  • It has some restrictions depending on the area you are traveling. Check them here

Colorado Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions 

Connecticut Travel Restrictions

  • Visitors coming from a State with a 10% or higher positive rate must undertake a 14-day quarantine. It does not apply for travelers who passed by those States the same day of arrival.
  • Travelers can opt-out of the 14-day quarantine if they bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the 72 hours before arrival.

Delaware Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Florida Travel Restrictions

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  • No restrictions.

Georgia Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Hawaii Travel Restrictions

  • All travelers must bring proof of an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) taken within the 72 hours before arrival, performed using a nasal swab. It applies to adults and children older than 5.

Idaho Travel Restrictions

  • Travelers coming to Idaho are suggested to quarantine for 14 days. 

Illinois Travel Restrictions

  • A 14-day quarantine is required for visitors heading to Chicago from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The list of states on the quarantine list is updated each Tuesday. Check the latest update here.

Indiana Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Iowa Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Kansas Travel Restrictions

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  • If you attended a mass gathering (out-of-state) of 500 people or more you must undertake a 14-day quarantine.
  • The same if you took a sea or river cruise ship since March.

Kentucky Travel Restrictions

  • Visitors coming from a State with a 15% or higher positive rate must undertake a 14-day quarantine.

Louisiana Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Maine Travel Restrictions

  • All travelers must quarantine for 14 days or bring proof of a negative Covid-19 taken 72 hours before arrival. 
  • Exemptions: visitors from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Vermont are exempt from these requirements. 

Maryland Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions. 

Massachusetts Travel Restrictions

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  • Travelers and residents must complete a travel form before arriving in Massachusetts unless they are coming from a low-risk State
  • You must quarantine for 14 days or bring proof of a negative Covid-19 taken 72 hours before arrival.

Michigan Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions

Minnesota Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Mississippi Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions

Missouri Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions

Montana Travel Restrictions

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  • There are no restrictions in general but some might apply at seven Native American reservations. Check restrictions here.

Nebraska Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions

Nevada Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions

New Hampshire Travel Restrictions

  • Visitors coming from a long-term visit are requested to quarantine.

New Jersey Travel Restrictions

  • Visitors coming from a State with a 10% or higher positive rate are asked to undertake a 14-day quarantine.

New Mexico Travel Restrictions

  • Visitors are required to undertake a 14-day quarantine or the length of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter. 
  • Exemptions: California, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Washington, DC, and Washington state. 

New York Travel Restrictions

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  • Visitors coming from a State with a 10% or higher positive rate must undertake a 14-day quarantine.

North Carolina Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

North Dakota Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Ohio Travel Restrictions

  • Travelers visiting Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or more must self-quarantine for 14 days. 

Oklahoma Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Oregon Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Pennsylvania Travel Restrictions

  • Visitors coming from a State with a 10% or higher positive rate are asked to undertake a 14-day quarantine.

Rhode Island Travel Restrictions

  • Visitors coming from a State with a 5% or higher positive rate must undertake a 14-day quarantine.
  • Visitors can also opt out of the quarantine by bringing a proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours before arrival. 

South Carolina Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

South Dakota Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Tennessee Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Texas Travel Restrictions

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  • You will be requested to wear a face mask.

Utah Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Vermont Travel Restrictions

  • Most travelers visiting Vermont must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

Virginia Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Washington, DC Travel Restrictions

  • Visitors coming from a State with a high-risk state must undertake a 14-day quarantine.
  • Exemptions: Virginia and Maryland.

Washington state Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

West Virginia Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

Wisconsin Travel Restrictions

  • Visitors are encouraged to observe a 14-day quarantine. 

Wyoming Travel Restrictions

  • No restrictions.

See more detailed restrictions here.

Our friendly suggestion

These are ever-changing rules. So we strongly recommend you to consult your state rules before traveling to avoid inconveniences.