CDC TRAVEL ADVISORY

Last Updated: January 15, 2021

 

Notice to Travelers Regarding Advice from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19 and Travel

 

The CDC regularly issues travel advisories concerning risks associated with COVID-19. The CDC cautions that any travel poses a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, including travel by air, bus or train, automobiles, and cruises. The CDC currently advises that traveling presents a very high risk.  At this time, for most travelers, travel is voluntary and should be rescheduled for a future date. If you decide to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic: 

  • Do not travel if you are sick, if you know you have COVID-19, or if you were exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. 

  • When you travel, you are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. 

  • Discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider. Older adults and people of any age with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk of severe illness if infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. 

  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 

  • Be sure to stay at least 6 feet(2 meters) - about 2 arms' length from anyone who is not traveling with you.  

  • Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when you are in shared spaces, including when using public transportation. 

  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick. 

  • Do not travel if you are sick. 

  • If you get sick with symptoms of COVID-19, stay in your room and notify the medical staff immediately for proper precautions to be taken.

 

Those who decide to travel are advised to take the following precautions to protect others for 14 days after their return from traveling:

  • Get tested 3–5 days after your trip and stay home for 7 days after travel. 

  • Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days.

  • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected. 

  • If you don't get tested, it's safest to stay home for 14 days after travel. 

  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not. 

  • Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements related to travel. 

 

The above warnings and recommendations are subject to change without notice. For updated information refer to the CDC's website near the time of your travel.