We learn more each day about COVID-19 and how to live with it still in our presence. Domestic and even international travel can continue to happen safely. While this situation continues to evolve quickly, we encourage you to watch for updated guidance on safe travel experiences.
COVID-19 Testing (Effective 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.
Masks on Public Transportation (Effective 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2022): CDC’s January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect.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.
Vaccine Requirement for Air Travel to U.S.
Vaccination is required for non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrant passengers arriving from a foreign country to the United States by air. More…
Before you travel
- Mask Recommendation
- COVID-19 Data Tracker: United States
- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination
- Travel FAQs
Do NOT travel if…
- You have COVID-19 symptoms, even if you recovered from COVID-19 within the past 90 days or are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
- You tested positive for COVID-19.
- Do not travel until a full 10 days after your symptoms started or the date your positive test was taken if you had no symptoms.
- You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test.
- If your test comes back positive while you are at your destination, you will need to isolate and postpone your return until it’s safe for you to travel. Your travel companions may need to quarantine.
- You had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and are recommended to quarantine.
- Do not travel until a full 5 days after your last close contact with the person with COVID-19. It is best to avoid travel for a full 10 days after your last exposure.
- If you must travel during days 6 through 10 after your last exposure:
- Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact. Make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling. If you don’t get tested, avoid travel until a full 10 days after your last close contact with a person with COVID-19.
- Properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during days 6 through 10. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during days 6 through 10.
If you had close contact with a person with COVID-19 but are NOT recommended to quarantine...
- Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact. Make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling.
- If you had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days, you do NOT need to get tested, but you should still follow all other recommendations (including getting tested if you develop COVID-19 symptoms).
- If you travel during the 10 days after your last exposure, properly wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during the 10 days. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days.
Safe, Easy, Free & 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. Find a vaccine here.
View safety resources for the transportation industry workforce.