A State-by-State Guide to Domestic Travel Restrictions
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From Alaska to Vermont, a State-by-State Guide to Domestic Travel Restrictions

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Travel bans and restrictions across the globe have made international travel trickier. And while travelers are looking inward for a domestic trip, that doesn’t mean there won’t be complications.

While there are few outright bans on traveling within the states, many have implemented their own restrictions and safety precautions. Some states require a COVID-19 test to get in, quarantine upon arrival, or both. Other states have no restrictions at all.

It’s changing constantly, and we’ll do our best to keep you updated.  Here’s what you need to know about traveling to all 50 states and U.S. territories and any domestic travel restrictions.

And keep in mind: If you are traveling internationally, you will still need to get a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure coming back to any one of these states.

Alabama Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Alabama.

A statewide mask mandate for public spaces remains in effect through the beginning of April.

Alaska Travel Restrictions

As of Feb.14, 2021, Alaska ended the emergency order requiring visitors to present a negative COVID-19 test. Travelers no longer have to present a negative COVID-19 test when arriving in the state.

But the governor is encouraging people to still get tested before departing for Alaska – or shortly after arrival. COVID-19 tests are now free for residents and visitors to the state.

Read More: Traveling to Alaska? What Restrictions You Need to Know to Get In

Arizona Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Arizona.

There isn’t a statewide mask mandate but many counties and businesses require masks indoors and in public spaces.

Arkansas Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Alabama.

California Travel Restrictions

After a year of travel rules, recommended quarantines, capacity restrictions, and other public health measures, California fully reopened its economy on June 15.

That means no more capacity restrictions at businesses across the state, and the patchwork of regulations that varied from county to county has disappeared.

The state still requires all unvaccinated people to wear masks. And masks remain mandatory in public transport, at hospitals, in schools, and some other indoor settings.

Check the California guide to safely reopening for more details.

Colorado Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Colorado.

Connecticut Travel Restrictions

There is no longer a 10-day mandatory quarantine. And there are currently no other travel restrictions for domestic travel to Connecticut.

Delaware Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Delaware.

Florida Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Florida.

Georgia Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Georgia.

There is not a state-wide mask mandate but requirements may differ by city or county.

Hawaii Travel Restrictions

Hawaii currently allows travelers from across the mainland to come to the state without quarantining for 10 days if they present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their flight to Hawaii. Watch our YouTube video and see what it’s like for yourself.

But from testing requirements to ongoing restrictions on travel between the islands, it gets more complicated.

Kauai still requires all travelers to quarantine for 10 days regardless of their tests unless they spend three days at a “resort bubble” hotel first – or come to Kauai from a neighboring island and get another negative COVID-19 test before flying to Kauai. On April 4, Kauai will ditch those additional requirements, allowing travelers to visit with the normal pre-travel test.

Island-hopping to Maui and The Big Island (Hawai’i)? You must take another COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival.

Read our master guide on Hawaii travel restrictions and testing requirements!

Idaho Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Idaho.

Illinois Travel Restrictions

It is no longer required quarantine or test to go to Chicago from any state in the U.S. The rest of the state is open.

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Indiana Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Indiana.

Iowa Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Iowa.

People are encouraged to wear a mask indoors and in public spaces where it’s not possible to social distance.

Kansas Travel Restrictions

There is a 14-day quarantine requirement for all visitors that have recently attended mass gatherings, been to out-of-state events of 500 people or more, or traveled internationally. The state also requires anyone who has been on a cruise ship or river cruise to self-quarantine upon arrival to Kansas.

Face masks are required in public, including outdoors in places where physical distancing isn’t possible.

Kentucky Travel Restrictions

Arrivals in Kentucky are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, though it’s not mandatory.

Louisiana Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Louisiana.

There is currently a statewide mask mandate in effect.

Maine Travel Restrictions

There are no longer any restrictions for travel to Maine.

 

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Maryland Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Maryland.

Massachusetts Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Massachusetts.

Michigan Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Michigan.

Minnesota Travel Restrictions

Those visiting Minnesota, and Minnesotans returning after traveling out of state, are asked to quarantine for 14 days after they arrive in the state, though it’s not mandatory.

Mississippi Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Mississippi.

Missouri Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Missouri.

Montana Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Montana.

The statewide mask mandate has been lifted, however, certain counties, cities, and businesses may still require masks.

Nebraska Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Nebraska.

Nevada Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to Nevada.

New Hampshire Travel Restrictions

Travelers coming to New Hampshire are no longer required to self-quarantine for 10 days, and there are currently no other travel restrictions.

New Jersey Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to New Jersey.

New Mexico Travel Restrictions

There is no longer a mandatory quarantine for travelers coming from high-risk states. However, New Mexico is still strongly advising a 14-day quarantine for all travelers to the state.
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Everyone is required to wear a mask in public spaces except for when eating, drinking, exercising, or for medical requirements.

New York Travel Restrictions

As of April 10, travelers will no longer need to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test in order to visit New York.

North Carolina Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to North Carolina.

North Dakota Travel Restrictions

There are currently no travel restrictions for domestic travel to North Dakota.

Ohio Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Ohio.

Oklahoma Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Oklahoma.

Oregon Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Oregon.

Pennsylvania Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Pennsylvania.

Puerto Rico Travel Restrictions

Starting May 24th, COVID-19 tests will only be required for passengers arriving on international flights and those who have not been fully vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated and arriving from the U.S. you do not need to take a COVID-19 test.

For travelers who need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, the test must be taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You need to upload your test result to the online portal, which will produce a QR Code required to leave the airport.

A curfew on the island is in effect daily from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Rhode Island Travel Restrictions

If you are traveling to Rhode Island from a state with a COVID-19 positivity rate higher than 5%, you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days or present a negative test taken 72 hours prior to arrival.

South Carolina Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to South Carolina.

South Dakota Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to South Dakota.

Tennessee Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Tennessee.

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Texas Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Texas.

U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Restrictions

A negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before travel must be submitted prior to departing for the islands and also presented upon arrival regardless of vaccination status. Temperature checks and health screenings will also be administered upon arrival.

Utah Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Utah.

Vermont Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Vermont.

Virginia Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Virginia.

Washington Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee has asked travelers to comply with the Centers for Disease Control’s travel advisory guidance. This includes getting vaccinated if you are eligible, getting tested one to three days prior to travel, and wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public.

Washington, D.C. Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Washington D.C.

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West Virginia Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to West Virginia.

Wisconsin Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Wisconsin.

Wyoming Travel Restrictions

There are currently no restrictions for domestic travel to Wyoming.

Bottom Line

Traveling throughout the states might be easier than international travel, but that doesn’t mean it will come without restrictions. Make sure you know what’s required before you take off for your next domestic trip.

 

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21 Responses

  • Will you be updating this info? Or, is there a central depository for this information for those of us interested in traveling somewhere this summer? Thanks.

  • I see Chicago’s rules, but not the rest of Illinois.
    I do not see Nevada in this state-by-state roll up.

    • Illinois doesn’t currently have restrictions. Only Chicago. Nevada also doesn’t have any restrictions right now.

  • Any details on Louisiana? I’m supposed to be traveling to New Orleans the end of August and wondering what to expect if we do decide to go.

    • Louisiana currently does not have any restrictions but that could change. Check back here and also do a little research before you go. You may be able to travel there but it’s hard to know what will be open (restaurants etc).

  • When was this last updated? I appreciate the effort into creating this! If possible, can you add every state, even if no restrictions? My Wyoming friends feel left out… 😉

    • Hi Jim, we updated this post today! There are no currently published restrictions on visiting Wyoming.

      • Thanks Kyle. Appreciate the quick reply. For clarity, I would recommend including every state and US territory explicitly, even if the text simply states there are no restrictions. This is a fantastic resource and I appreciate you keeping it updated!

  • This contains wrong information. In Pennsylvania, it is recommended, but not required, to quarantine when arriving from certain states. The Department of Health’s online travel FAQ explicitly states this.

  • When the rules say that all visitors to a state must self-quarantine for 14 days, does that apply to people who are driving through via an Interstate? Or does it only apply to persons who are stopping for a visit in that state?

    • It varies by state, but most states specifically exempt “in-transit” or “transitory” passengers from quarantine requirements.

  • For NY – you wrote “For travelers who were in another state for less than 24 hours”, but I read it to mean, travelers who were outside of NY for less than 24 hours. This might be important, if for example, I’m flying to another state and home to NY within 24 hours. I’m reading the new rule to mean that those 24 hours would have to include the travel or flight time….

    Also, the exception for states that are contiguous with New York. Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were expressly mentioned. I don’t think anyone has expressly mentioned the other two border states – Massachusetts and Vermont yet.

  • I will be arriving at JFK as a stopover heading to FL. I will be coming from the Middle East, via Dubai, then to JFK and to JAX. Will I need to be tested in JFK? or quarantine there? How does quarantine work at JFK if necessary?

    TY

    • The travel restrictions for NY only apply to people planning to visit or stay in the state. If you’re transiting through you shouldn’t have any issues.

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