Before you travel, the CDC recommends that you get up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination schedule for best protection against severe illness or hospitalization.

You can also take other precautions to protect your health and the health of others.

  • Test for COVID-19 before leaving, during the trip, and once you return. Testing is especially important before visiting people who are at high risk of severe illness from a COVID-19 infection.
  • If you test positive, stay home and isolate based on test results and symptoms.
  • Consider wearing a mask in crowded or poorly ventilated indoor spaces, like on public transportation, on airplanes, and in transport hubs.
  • Frequently wash your hands and avoid touching your face (e.g., eyes, mouth, nose) when out in public.
  • Avoid contact with people who are showing symptoms related to COVID-19.

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

Updated November 22, 2023