Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
UPDATE
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
UPDATE
The White House announced that vaccines will be required for international travelers coming into the United States, with an effective date of November 8, 2021. For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. More information is available here.
UPDATE
Travel requirements to enter the United States are changing, starting November 8, 2021. More information is available here.

Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 while Traveling or Using Public Transportation

Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 while Traveling or Using Public Transportation
Updated May 17, 2022

CDC is reviewing this page to align with updated guidance.

Who Should Wear a Mask

People ages 2 years or older should wear a mask when traveling.
Operators of public transportation should wear a mask. An example of an operator is a person who drives a bus.

Wear a Mask When You Travel

Stay safe from COVID-19 when you are traveling.
Wear a mask when you fly in an airplane.
Wear a mask when you ride on a train.
Wear a mask when you ride on a bus.
Wear a mask when you ride inside on a ferry.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 when you are traveling.

Where to Wear a Mask

Wear a mask when you are in an airport.
Wear a mask when you are in a train station.
Wear a mask when you are in a bus station.
Wear a mask when you are in a seaport.
Wear a mask while traveling to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 when you are in crowded indoor areas.