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Here Are The Current Travel Restrictions In Every State

Here Are The Current Travel Restrictions In Every State

Read this before you make any plans.

As the holidays approach, people may be thinking about traveling home, despite the surge in COVID-19 cases across the US and the associated risks. The CDC strongly recommends you don’t travel for Thanksgiving (and avoid unnecessary trips in general). But if you do have to travel, it’s important to take safety precautions (Social distance! Wear a mask! Wash your hands!) and be aware of each state’s restrictions.

Keep in mind this list covers statewide restrictions on travel, but each state also has different policies for wearing masks and business operations, so be sure to read up on the latest mandates and follow the CDC’s guidelines wherever you go.

We will continue to update this as restrictions change, but you should always check official state government websites before making plans.

1.

Alabama

Orange beach's white sand and blue waters at sunset, dotted with people


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2.

Alaska

Mt. Hunter covered in snow with autumn-colored trees in the foreground


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Anyone arriving in Alaska must present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure or get tested upon arrival (but the latter will cost you $250 and you’ll have to self-isolate until you get your results). Visitors must also fill out a “Travel Declaration and Self-Isolation Plan” form when they arrive.

3.

Arizona

Sunset over the Arizona desert with two cacti in the background

Sunset over the Arizona desert with two cacti in the background


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There are no travel restrictions, but people arriving from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or Tucson International Airport will be required to wear masks.

4.

Arkansas

A drone shot of Eureka Springs in autumn

A drone shot of Eureka Springs in autumn

5.

California

Shell Beach at sunset with wildflowers growing along the cliff

Shell Beach at sunset with wildflowers growing along the cliff


Mimi Ditchie Photography / Getty Images

6.

Colorado

A snow-capped mountain range under a purple sunset with wild purple flowers in the foreground

A snow-capped mountain range under a purple sunset with wild purple flowers in the foreground


Brad Mcginley Photography / Getty Images

7.

Connecticut

A lighthouse in New Haven against a blue sky

A lighthouse in New Haven against a blue sky


Walter Bibikow / Getty Images

Travelers entering from most states must either self-quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival. Visitors must also complete a travel health form. People who fail to complete the form or violate the self-quarantine may be subject to a $500 fine.

8.

Delaware

Inside the Ashland covered bridge with autumn trees showing on the other side

Inside the Ashland covered bridge with autumn trees showing on the other side


Robert Kirk / Getty Images

9.

Florida

An empty beach in Ft. Lauderdale with a lone lifeguard station and palm tree

An empty beach in Ft. Lauderdale with a lone lifeguard station and palm tree


Shobeir Ansari / Getty Images

10.

Georgia

Forsyth Park with people walking under a canopy of trees towards a historic fountain

Forsyth Park with people walking under a canopy of trees towards a historic fountain


Jon Lovette / Getty Images

11.

Hawaii

Waianapanapa Beach with black sand, blue waves, and lush greenery on the cliffside

Waianapanapa Beach with black sand, blue waves, and lush greenery on the cliffside


Matt Anderson Photography / Getty Images

As of October 15, any traveler to Hawaii must provide a negative COVID-19 test (from an approved testing site) taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or quarantine for 14 days. Travelers must also fill out a health questionnaire and undergo a secondary screening upon arrival at the airport, including a temperature check and potentially a second COVID-19 test (paid for by the state).

12.

Idaho

A dirt road extends towards mountains under a cloudy blue sky surrounded by a field of bright mustard flowers

A dirt road extends towards mountains under a cloudy blue sky surrounded by a field of bright mustard flowers


Anna Gorin / Getty Images

13.

Illinois

A river leads to a cluster of tall skyscrapers and green trees on either side

A river leads to a cluster of tall skyscrapers and green trees on either side


Zhihong Yu / Getty Images

There are no statewide restrictions, but Chicago requires visitors arriving from certain states to quarantine for 14 days.

14.

Indiana

Close up of a corn field under a blue sky with a few clouds

Close up of a corn field under a blue sky with a few clouds


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15.

Iowa

A cloudy sky over cornfields

A cloudy sky over cornfields


David Papazian / Getty Images

16.

Kansas

A cloudy sunset over a field of sunflowers

A cloudy sunset over a field of sunflowers


Derek Slagle / Getty Images

Visitors who meet certain criteria, such as taking a cruise after March 15, traveling from North or South Dakota, or attending an out-of-state gathering of more than 500 people, must self-quarantine for 14 days.

17.

Kentucky

Yahoo Falls surrounded by autumn trees at golden hour

Yahoo Falls surrounded by autumn trees at golden hour


Jonathan D. Goforth / Getty Images

The state recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers from (or who recently visited) states with a 15% or higher positive testing rate. The state also discourages any non-essential travel at this time.

18.

Louisiana

A streetcar runs down a busy street in New Orleans

A streetcar runs down a busy street in New Orleans


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19.

Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse under an almost-sunset sky

Portland Head Lighthouse under an almost-sunset sky


Kenneth C. Zirkel / Getty Images

Visitors from most states (except Vermont and New Hampshire) are required to self-quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival into the state. A “Certificate of Compliance” stating you intend to quarantine or proof of your negative result must be shown to all lodgings, such as Airbnbs, hotels, and campgrounds.

20.

Maryland

A sailboat passes by lake-front houses during golden hour in Annapolis

A sailboat passes by lake-front houses during golden hour in Annapolis


Christopher Russell / Getty Images

Returning residents and travelers are strongly urged to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before or immediately after arriving in the state. People who’ve recently visited a state with a positivity rate of 10% or higher are asked to get tested and self-quarantine until results are obtained.

21.

Massachusetts

A drone shot of Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation with a bridge over the water and fall foliage beyond

A drone shot of Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation with a bridge over the water and fall foliage beyond


Shobeir Ansari / Getty Images

Visitors and returning residents must complete a travel form and provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or self-quarantine for 14 days. People who don’t comply may receive fines of $500 a day. There are some exemptions for travelers from lower-risk states.

22.

Michigan

A blue sky with a few fluffy clouds over Bond Falls, which feeds into a still lake and plenty of green trees

A blue sky with a few fluffy clouds over Bond Falls, which feeds into a still lake and plenty of green trees


Ali Majdfar / Getty Images

23.

Minnesota

24.

Missisippi

Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge lit up during sunset

Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge lit up during sunset


Todd Landry Photography / Getty Images

25.

Missouri

The gateway arch against a cloudless blue sky with grass and trees in the foreground

The gateway arch against a cloudless blue sky with grass and trees in the foreground


Photo By Mike Kline (notkalvin) / Getty Images

26.

Montana

A wide shot of a cliff dotted with trees overlooking a lake and a tall mountain in Glacier National Park

A wide shot of a cliff dotted with trees overlooking a lake and a tall mountain in Glacier National Park


Zack Frank / Getty Images

27.

Nebraska

A green field full of buffalo under a blue, pink, and cloudy sky

A green field full of buffalo under a blue, pink, and cloudy sky


Seth Bricel / Getty Images

28.

Nevada

The iconic "welcome to fabulous las vegas" sign under a blue sky with a slightly grainy, old-timey filter

The iconic "welcome to fabulous las vegas" sign under a blue sky with a slightly grainy, old-timey filter


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There are no travel restrictions, but the state recommends avoiding overly crowded popular sites, such as Lake Mead.

29.

New Hampshire

A field of purple lupine flowers leading up to an old-fashioned white building under a twilight sky

A field of purple lupine flowers leading up to an old-fashioned white building under a twilight sky


Yuri Kriventsoff / Getty Images

Visitors and residents returning from non-New England states should self-quarantine for 14 days.

30.

New Jersey

An old lifeboat sits on white sand in front of Victorian homes on Cape May

An old lifeboat sits on white sand in front of Victorian homes on Cape May


Richard T. Nowitz / Getty Images

People arriving from states that are currently significantly impacted by COVID-19 are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and fill out a voluntary online survey about their travels.

31.

New Mexico

A colorful sunset over white sand desert that stretches the entire frame of the photo

A colorful sunset over white sand desert that stretches the entire frame of the photo


Raphael Leite / Getty Images

People arriving from high-risk states are required to self-quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

32.

New York

A top view of the autumnal trees of Central Park with the NYC skyline behind

A top view of the autumnal trees of Central Park with the NYC skyline behind


© Marco Bottigelli / Getty Images

Travelers from noncontiguous states must self-quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York. Upon arrival, they must still quarantine for three days and then undergo a second test. If the second test is also negative, visitors can end their quarantine. All travelers (even from neighboring states) must fill out a health form.

33.

North Carolina

Green trees in the foreground and the sloping hills of Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, all covered by a hazy dawn mist

Green trees in the foreground and the sloping hills of Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, all covered by a hazy dawn mist


Itai Minovitz / Getty Images

34.

North Dakota

The rugged, red-tinged rocky badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park under a cloudless blue sky

The rugged, red-tinged rocky badlands of Theodore Roosevelt National Park under a cloudless blue sky


Peter Unger / Getty Images

35.

Ohio

Downtown Cleveland at dusk with train tracks on the left and a freight train rolling down river on the right

Downtown Cleveland at dusk with train tracks on the left and a freight train rolling down river on the right


Ken Redding / Getty Images

36.

Oklahoma

Sunset over the Antelope Hills turns the grass a rusty red

Sunset over the Antelope Hills turns the grass a rusty red

37.

Oregon

Snow capped Mt. Hood extends out of hills of dark green trees into a blue, cloud-less sky

Snow capped Mt. Hood extends out of hills of dark green trees into a blue, cloud-less sky


Kjell Linder / Getty Images

38.

Pennsylvania

Autumn-colored trees over rolling hills with a river lined with houses in the foreground

Autumn-colored trees over rolling hills with a river lined with houses in the foreground


Anjelika Gretskaia / Getty Images

Out-of-state travelers must provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival or self-quarantine for 14 days. Failure to comply may lead to fines of up to $300.

39.

Rhode Island

Dry seagrass on the left and sand on the right lead up to a farmhouse jutting across a blue sky

Dry seagrass on the left and sand on the right lead up to a farmhouse jutting across a blue sky


Photo By Bob Gundersen / Getty Images

40.

South Carolina

A close up of tall grass on sand on Hilton Head island with the ocean and a single sailboat in the distance

A close up of tall grass on sand on Hilton Head island with the ocean and a single sailboat in the distance


Rachid Dahnoun / Getty Images

41.

South Dakota

A man reclines on a rock overlooking rocky badlands during sunset

A man reclines on a rock overlooking rocky badlands during sunset


Matt Champlin / Getty Images

42.

Tennessee

A drone shot over Nashville with the river in the center and a sunset in the background

A drone shot over Nashville with the river in the center and a sunset in the background

43.

Texas

A small river in Big Bend National Park snakes through grass and leads to a background of rock face

A small river in Big Bend National Park snakes through grass and leads to a background of rock face


David Hensley / Getty Images

44.

Utah

An arch at Arches National Park sits in the foreground with cliffs and a sunset behind it

An arch at Arches National Park sits in the foreground with cliffs and a sunset behind it


Mark Brodkin Photography / Getty Images

45.

Vermont

A red barn sits on green grass with autumnal trees in the background and two cows grazing in the foreground

A red barn sits on green grass with autumnal trees in the background and two cows grazing in the foreground


Gallo Images / Getty Images

Returning residents and visitors from out of state must self-quarantine for 14 days. People may be able to end their quarantine after seven days if they do not show symptoms and receive a negative COVID-19 test result.

46.

Virginia

The Carillon Tower, Byrd Park and the CSX A-Line Bridge over the James River just west of Richmond

The Carillon Tower, Byrd Park and the CSX A-Line Bridge over the James River just west of Richmond


Sky Noir Photography By Bill Dic / Getty Images

47.

Washington

Snow capped Mt. Rainier rises into a blue sky with greenery and wildflowers in the foreground

Snow capped Mt. Rainier rises into a blue sky with greenery and wildflowers in the foreground


Rene Frederick / Getty Images

48.

Washington DC

Jefferson Memorial in the background with cherry blossom branches surrounding it close to the camera and the reflection of the building in the water

Jefferson Memorial in the background with cherry blossom branches surrounding it close to the camera and the reflection of the building in the water


Rene Frederick / Getty Images

Anyone intending to travel to Washington should take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departure and only travel if the result is negative. Visitors who are staying in DC for more than three days must also get tested within three to five days of arrival, unless they meet certain exception criteria.

49.

West Virginia

A hike sits on a cliff overlooking the green trees of Dolly Sods Wilderness under a blue and cloudy sky

A hike sits on a cliff overlooking the green trees of Dolly Sods Wilderness under a blue and cloudy sky


Brett Maurer / Getty Images

50.

Wisconsin

Red, sandstone cliffs jut out over a frozen lake where two small figures walk

Red, sandstone cliffs jut out over a frozen lake where two small figures walk


Gillian Henry / Getty Images

51.

Wyoming

Buffalo graze on a prairie in the foreground while the snowcapped Grand Teton Mountain Range juts out in the background

Buffalo graze on a prairie in the foreground while the snowcapped Grand Teton Mountain Range juts out in the background


Matt Anderson Photography / Getty Images

There are no travel restrictions, but the state recommends following CDC guidelines on traveling safely.


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