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.

Travel

Travel
Updated Sept. 8, 2022
Passengers At The Airport With Luggage Wearing N95 Face Masks

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Travel Assessment

A tool to help you know the requirements to board a flight to the United States.

Travel Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrants

You must be fully vaccinated with the primary series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to travel to the United States by plane. Only limited exceptions apply. For more information, see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Mask Recommendation

As a result of a court order, effective immediately and as of April 18, 2022, CDC’s January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. Therefore, CDC will not enforce the Order. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings at this time.

Can I travel if ...?

I am sick with or tested positive for COVID-19 and am recommended to isolate.

I am sick with or tested positive for COVID-19 and am recommended to isolate.

  • Do NOT travel.
  • Follow recommendations for isolation.
  • Do NOT travel.
  • Follow recommendations for isolation.

I have ended isolation but still need to continue wearing my mask per CDC’s guidance.

I have ended isolation but still need to continue wearing my mask per CDC’s guidance.

  • Do not travel on public transportation such as airplanes, buses, and trains if you will not be able to wear a high-quality mask or respirator when around others indoors for the full duration of your trip.
  • If you travel, wear a high-quality mask or respirator the entire time you are around others indoors.
  • Traveling by private vehicle (if possible) can lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 to others.
  • Do not travel on public transportation such as airplanes, buses, and trains if you will not be able to wear a high-quality mask or respirator when around others indoors for the full duration of your trip.
  • If you travel, wear a high-quality mask or respirator the entire time you are around others indoors.
  • Traveling by private vehicle (if possible) can lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 to others.

I was exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the past 10 days.

I was exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the past 10 days.

  • Follow CDC guidance, including getting tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure.
  • Do not travel on public transportation such as airplanes, buses, and trains if you will not be able to wear a high-quality mask or respirator when around others indoors for the full duration of your trip.
  • If you travel, wear a high-quality mask or respirator the entire time you are around others indoors.
  • Traveling by private vehicle (if possible) can lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 to others.
  • Follow CDC guidance, including getting tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure.
  • Do not travel on public transportation such as airplanes, buses, and trains if you will not be able to wear a high-quality mask or respirator when around others indoors for the full duration of your trip.
  • If you travel, wear a high-quality mask or respirator the entire time you are around others indoors.
  • Traveling by private vehicle (if possible) can lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 to others.
If Your COVID-19 Test is Positive

This poster is available to download and can be used as a resource for airport testing sites. The poster reminds travelers of actions they should take if their COVID-19 test is positive.

If Your COVID-19 Test is Positive
Safe, Easy, Free, and Nearby COVID-19 Vaccination

The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the U.S., regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Free

Travel Health Alerts

CDC’s public health messaging system offers up-to-date messages to travelers at specific airports, seaports, and land borders where most international travelers enter or leave the United States.

This is the latest information posted by CDC, in partnership with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other port-of-entry partners.

Testing Travel Health Alert

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Global Health Alert: COVID-19, After Travel
MMWR
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). New report from MMWR

CDC’s primary vehicle for scientific public health information and recommendations. See the latest COVID-19 reports.

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