Frequently Asked Questions about Travel

Travelers should continue to follow CDC guidance for traveling, along with state and local travel return requirements. After a trip, travelers are recommended to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; and isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status) before you travel by air into the U.S., and show your negative result to the airline before boarding. The CDC recommends that all travelers returning from international travel get tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after travel. 

If you are not fully vaccinated, the CDC also recommends that you get tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after returning from travel (domestic or international), and to stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

Added November 29, 2021 

Messaging Resources about Travel

Toolkit: Holiday Safety Tips 2021

Toolkit: Thanksgiving 2021 Safety Tips

Graphics: Summer Travel Tips

Misinformation Alerts about Travel

Viral post promotes conspiracy about Moderna sponsorship of U.S. Open

A widely shared social media post speculates that an unvaccinated tennis player was banned from the U.S. Open because the tournament was sponsored by Moderna. The player made international headlines late last year for his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the Australian Open. Recommendation: Low Risk

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