What Are The Domestic & International Covid Travel Restrictions?

Domestic and international travel were significant factors in the initial spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. In response, many countries, states, and territories implemented Covid travel restrictions to slow down the spread of the initial virus strain and emerging strains like the Delta variant. If you plan on traveling domestically, you need to know what Covid travel restrictions are in place and whether you need to get tested before traveling.

Similarly, for international travel, you need to know what Covid international travel restrictions and guidelines are in place and whether you need to get tested before or after traveling overseas.

Domestic Covid travel restrictions by state

Every state in the United States publishes travel restrictions, including other mandates like vaccination, masking, and testing. If you do not follow these restrictions or requirements, you might find your movement disrupted or, worse yet, your trip canceled abruptly.
To ensure that you make adequate preparations before traveling domestically, we have compiled a list of all the states and their respective Covid travel restrictions and requirements.

No Statewide Covid Travel Restrictions

Some Statewide Covid Travel Restrictions And Other Requirements

  • Connecticut: Covid-19 tests and quarantines for unvaccinated travelers are recommended, and all travelers are asked to follow CDC travel guidelines. (Check updates)
  • Hawaii: Individuals not fully vaccinated require a negative Covid-19 test to enter. (Check updates)
  • Kansas: Various quarantine requirements subject to frequent change. (Check updates)
  • Kentucky: Leisure travel actively discouraged, though unofficially (Check updates)
  • Maine: Travelers from states not exempted by the Maine CDC must quarantine for ten days upon arrival and complete a travel protocol form. (Check updates)
  • Massachusetts: Encouraging only fully vaccinated individuals to travel, although there are no official travel restrictions. (Check updates)
  • New Hampshire: Recommend testing within three to five days of arrival. Individuals who have traveled internationally or been on a cruise must, within ten days, follow testing and quarantine protocols unless exempted. (Check updates)
  • Rhode Island: You need to quarantine if it’s been less than 14 days since your final vaccine and if you have shown Covid-19 symptoms before traveling to the state. (Check updates)
  • Vermont: Considering limitations and mask rules for unvaccinated travelers. (Check updates)

International Covid travel guidelines

If you plan to travel internationally, you should know that each destination country issues Covid-19 international travel restrictions besides those published by the CDC in the United States.

In the US, the CDC issues international travel guidelines (officially called Travel Health Notices or THN) based on data it receives from the World Health Organization, partner organizations, and credible health data sources globally.

It uses this data to establish a four-level system that categorizes countries and regions according to incidence rates or case count thresholds. As data streams in, the CDC shifts countries and regions from one category to another. A fifth level, designated ‘unknown,’ is also included for countries that do not publish any health data.

If you are planning to travel internationally, here are all countries with their respective THN designations. The CDC updates these lists often, so you’ll need to check their site for up-to-date designations if you plan to travel internationally.

Level 4: Covid-19 Very High

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas, The
  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Burundi
  • Central African Republic
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dominica
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Haiti
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey (part of the UK)
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Martinique
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • North Macedonia
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico (U.S.)
  • Réunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Sint Maarten
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Virgin Islands, U.S.

Level 3: Covid-19 High

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Easter Island
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Finland
  • Gambia, The
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Italy
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands, The
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • Serbia
  • Senegal
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (U.K.)
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Level 2: Covid-19 Moderate

  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Bonaire
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Faroe Islands
  • India
  • Madeira Islands
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Romania
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine

Level 1: Covid-19 Low

  • American Samoa
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Falkland Islands
  • Gabon
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Poland
  • Saba
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Slovakia
  • Taiwan

Level 5: Covid-19 Unknown

  • Algeria
  • Antarctica
  • Azores
  • Bhutan
  • Canary Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Eritrea
  • Gibraltar
  • Kiribati
  • Laos
  • Macau SAR
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mayotte
  • Monaco
  • Nauru
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Pitcairn Islands (U.K.)
  • Saint Helena
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Wake Island
  • Yemen

Get Tested Today And Ensure Smooth Domestic And International Travel

Whether you are planning to travel domestically or internationally, it’s essential to check any travel restrictions that might be in place to avoid any inconveniences. If you are traveling to high-risk countries or states, knowing what lies ahead can help you prepare accordingly.

Drip Hydration offers a wide range of rapid and standard Covid-19 tests for travel, including Rapid and Standard PCR tests, Rapid Antigen tests, and Rapid and Standard Antibody Tests. Combined with our in-home testing service, we offer a fast and convenient way to meet any Covid travel restrictions or requirements so you can travel in peace.

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