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.

Air Travel Toolkit for Airline Partners

Air Travel Toolkit for Airline Partners

As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. For more information, see Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for all Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving into the United States from Any Foreign Country.

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2022, CDC’s January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect.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.

Travel Assessment

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

CDC created this communication toolkit for our airline partners to help them reach their travelers and employees with COVID-19 prevention messaging.

This toolkit provides messages, graphics and products to:

  • Support timely messaging to travelers and employees.
  • Share CDC resources with airline partners.
  • Help airline partners develop additional COVID-19 materials.

Airline partners can also access other CDC communication resources for specific audiences in our Communication Resources page, which includes resources specific to travelers.

Sample Social Media

All social media content is ready for dissemination.

Please remember to use #COVID19 when tweeting out any Coronavirus Disease 2019 related content.

Prevent COVID-19 During Air Travel
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If you are traveling on an airplane, take steps to help prevent COVID-19. Avoid close contact with others, wear a mask, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  See FAQs for Travelers: https://bit.ly/3fauXgJ

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If you #travel on an airplane, help prevent #COVID19. Avoid close contact with others, wear a mask & wash your hands often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol: https://bit.ly/3fauXgJ

Mask Recommendation
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Traveling on public transportation (such as airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) can make getting and spreading COVID-19 more likely. CDC recommends everyone to properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator in indoor areas of public transportation and transportation hubs, especially in locations that are crowded or poorly ventilated such as airport jetways. Learn more about reducing your risk while traveling: https://bit.ly/TravelMasks

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Planning #travel? Because of the #COVID19 pandemic, masks are recommended inside public transportation and transportation hubs. Find out more about the requirement here: https://bit.ly/TravelMasks


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#NEW: If you are traveling or using public transportation, CDC recommends wearing a mask – check out the updated guidance here: https://bit.ly/TravelMasks.

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#ICYMI: CDC has updated guidance on wearing a mask when you travel & are using public transportation. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/TravelMasks.

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Protect yourself & others from #COVID19 when traveling by wearing a mask – learn more about the updated CDC guidance here: https://bit.ly/TravelMasks.

International Travel
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Before leaving for international travel, get up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

If you’re not up to date and must travel:

  • get tested before your trip
  • after you return to the United States, get tested and self-quarantine for 5 days

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xtEPq

Twitter Sample Message

Before leaving for international #travel, get up to date with your #COVID19 vaccines.

If you’re not up to date and must travel:

  • get tested before your trip
  • after you return to the US, get tested and self-quarantine for 5 days

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xtEPq


Get tested 3-5 days after international travel

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Regardless of your vaccination status, CDC recommends getting tested 3-5 days after international travel to slow the spread of COVID-19 and new variants. For more international travel recommendations, visit: https://bit.ly/39Az04X

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Regardless of your vaccination status, CDC recommends getting tested 3-5 days after international #travel to #SlowTheSpread of #COVID19 and new variants. For more international travel recommendations, visit: https://bit.ly/39Az04X


Learn how U.S. travel requirements apply to you: Take the Quiz

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Learn how U.S. travel requirements apply to you. Use the Travel Assessment tool to find out what you need to do to board a flight to the United States: www.cdc.gov/travelrequirements

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Learn how US #travel requirements apply to you. Use the Travel Assessment tool to find out what you need to do to board a flight to the United States www.cdc.gov/travelrequirements #CDC #COVID19

Electronic Messaging for Airport Kiosks

Global Health Alert: After travel, get tested at 3-5 days.

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.

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Masks Are Recommended

CDC recommends properly wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator over the nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation and transportation hubs.

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Print Resources

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.

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Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

This poster is available to download and use in your community to inform people that symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath, and these symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

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Wash your hands!

This prevention posters shows travelers steps they can take for proper handwashing to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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Web Content

  • International Travel During COVID-19 – Provides information about international travel and gives advice on precautions to take when traveling internationally by air.
  • Domestic Travel During COVID-19 – Provides information about travel within the United States and gives advice on how to stay safe and protect others before, during, and after travel.
  • Wearing Masks in Travel and Public Transportation – Provides information about CDC’s recommendation for everyone aged 2 years or older- including passengers and workers- to properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator in indoor areas of public transportation (such as airplanes, trains, buses, ferries) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, and seaports), especially in locations that are crowded or poorly ventilated such as airport jetways.
  • Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers – Provides information on the vaccination requirement for foreign national air passengers traveling to the United States.