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Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state

Forrest Brown and Megan Marples, CNNUpdated 27th July 2021
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Editor's Note — Because almost all US states have eliminated Covid-19 travel restrictions, CNN will be updating this story less frequently. The 50-state listing was lasted updated in its entirety on July 6. The entry on Illinois/Chicago was updated on July 27. CNN will resume more frequent updates if needed.
(CNN) — Total cases of Covid-19 reached around the 33.9 million mark in the United States by mid-July 2021. Domestic US travel picked up considerably in the summer of 2021. Very few states had travel restrictions at the peak of summer -- and the few rules that are remaining are generally less strict.
Despite all the eliminated restrictions, troubling signs have emerged. The combination of unvaccinated people and the more contagious Delta strain of coronavirus has led to new Covid-19 surges in 45 states.
As of July 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still warned against nonessential travel for people who are not fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine, and they don't need to test negative before or after their travels unless the destination requires it.
If you do decide to travel to another state or territory, you should still check out the latest local guidance before you go. Even though almost all states have dropped their travel restrictions, their official websites have important Covid-19 safety information. This list is alphabetical and includes links to state websites:

Alabama

Alabama, Little River Canyon
In northeastern Alabama, Little River Canyon National Preserve features not only a swift flowing river but also overlooks, waterfalls, hiking trails and a scenic drive.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Alabama. You can check here for updates.

Alaska

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Alaska. All travelers to Alaska can get a free Covid-19 vaccine at participating airports. Check here for updates.

Arizona

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Arizona. Check here for updates. Here's a direct link for information on Native American lands in the state.

Arkansas

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Arkansas. Check here for updates.

California

venice beach boardwalk
Venice Beach's famous boardwalk is home to surf shops, bikes and a bohemian vibe.
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California is fully open except for restrictions on large events (10,000 outdoors and 5,000 indoors). You can click here to find out local travel information. You can check here for updates on California more generally.

Colorado

There are no travel restrictions in Colorado. You can check here for general updates about the state. You can click here for regional information about what's open.

Connecticut

Connecticut no longer has travel restrictions. Covid-19 tests and quarantines for nonvaccinated travelers are now just recommended but not required. Travelers are asked to follow CDC travel guidelines. Please check here for updates.

Delaware

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Delaware. Check here for updates.

Florida

Day yields to night on Apalachicola Bay on the Florida Panhandle.
Day yields to night on Apalachicola Bay on the Florida Panhandle.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Florida. Check here for updates.

Georgia

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Georgia. Check here for updates.

Hawaii

As of July 6, Hawaii still had the strictest entry requirements in the United States. People who aren't fully vaccinated still need a negative Covid-19 test to enter. When the states reaches a 70% vaccination rate, all travel restrictions will be dropped. Check here for more information.

Idaho

You can find Shoshone Falls on the Snake River outside the town of Twin Falls.
You can find Shoshone Falls on the Snake River outside the town of Twin Falls.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Idaho. Check here for updates.

Illinois

UPDATE: There are no statewide travel restrictions in Illinois. Check here for updates.
Chicago has separate system that advises Covid-19 testing or quarantine if the unvaccinated visitor comes from a state with a significant infection rate. As of July 27, 14 states were on the "orange list" that asks for testing or quarantine.

Indiana

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Indiana. Check here for updates.

Iowa

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Iowa. Check here for updates.

Kansas

A beam of light shines through a natural arch in the chalk pyramids at Monument Rocks, Kansas.
A beam of light shines through a natural arch in the chalk pyramids at Monument Rocks, Kansas.
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While mostly open, Kansas has had some rather specific quarantine requirements based on previous travel destinations and when you went there. They are subject to frequent change. Check here for updates and more details.

Kentucky

Leisure travel is discouraged unless you're fully vaccinated, but Kentucky has no official travel restrictions. Read Kentucky's travel advisory here.

Louisiana

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Louisiana. Check here for updates.

Maine

Every Maine resident has an opinion about where to get the best lobster, and many will say the best lobster can be found at their homes.
Every Maine resident has an opinion about where to get the best lobster, and many will say the best lobster can be found at their homes.
Josh Sarlo/CNN
Visitors from all states are exempt from travel restrictions unless determined otherwise by the Maine CDC. Travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival and fill out a travel protocol form if they are arriving from a nonexempt state. As of July 6, all states were exempt. Check here for updates.

Maryland

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Maryland. Find out more at VisitMaryland guide.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts encourages only fully vaccinated people to travel, but it has no formal travel restrictions. Check here for updates.

Michigan

Middle America's best offshore Victorian time warp can be found on Mackinac Island.
Middle America's best offshore Victorian time warp can be found on Mackinac Island.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Michigan. Check here for updates.

Minnesota

There are no official statewide travel restrictions in Minnesota. Find out more: Explore Minnesota | Minnesota Department of Health.

Mississippi

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Mississippi. Check here for updates.

Missouri

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Missouri. Check here for updates.

Montana

Wildlife spotting draws people to Montana. Especially thrilling is catching a sight of bison.
Wildlife spotting draws people to Montana. Especially thrilling is catching a sight of bison.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Montana. Please check here for updates. Check here for information on Native American reservations.

Nebraska

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Nebraska. Check here for updates.

Nevada

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Nevada. Check here for updates.

New Hampshire

Domestic visitors to New Hampshire no longer need to quarantine or take a Covid-19 test to travel to New Hampshire, but it is still recommended to get tested three to five days after arrival. However, people who have had traveled internationally within 10 days of arriving in New Hampshire or have been on a cruise ship do need to follow testing and quarantine protocols unless they meet certain exceptions. Check here for important details.

New Jersey

The summer beach and amusement season is coming to Wildwood and other coastal spots in New Jersey.
The summer beach and amusement season is coming to Wildwood and other coastal spots in New Jersey.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in New Jersey. Please click here for details and updates.

New Mexico

People traveling from out-of-state are recommended but not required to self-quarantine for 10 days and get a Covid-19 test. More information: New Mexico Department of Health | New Mexico Travel Advisory.

New York

Central Park New York City
This statue of Alice in Wonderland is just one of many hidden treasures in Manhattan's Central Park.
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As of June 25, New York state dropped all travel restrictions. Check here for updates.

North Carolina

There are no statewide travel restrictions in North Carolina. Check here for updates .

North Dakota

There are no statewide travel restrictions in North Dakota. Check here for updates.

Ohio

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Ohio. The state encourages travelers to follow CDC guidance. Check here for details.

Oklahoma

You can find the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Oklahoma.
You can find the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Oklahoma.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in Oklahoma. Check here for updates.

Oregon

There are no longer any travel restrictions in Oregon. Check here for updates. Oregon maintains a county-by-county risk assessment map you can check before you travel.

Pennsylvania

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Pennsylvania. Check here for updates.

Puerto Rico

Superb surf breaks are scattered around the island, especially on the north shore and west end, where monster waves roll in from the open Atlantic.
Superb surf breaks are scattered around the island, especially on the north shore and west end, where monster waves roll in from the open Atlantic.
Courtesy Rafael Buxeda Diaz/See Puerto Rico
Fully vaccinated travelers to this US commonwealth island must upload their vaccination card to the island's online portal, which will generate a QR code. Nonvaccinated travelers on domestic flights must have a negative result from a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. If you come without a test, you must test with 48 hours of arrival and quarantine pending results. Check here for updates and details.

Rhode Island

Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to quarantine if it's been at least 14 days since your final vaccine, and you have not showed symptoms of Covid-19 before traveling to Rhode Island.
Unvaccinated domestic travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival if coming from a state considered a "hot spot."
Unvaccinated international travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Quarantine time can be shortened to seven days if you receive a negative Covid-19 test at least five days after you've arrived.

South Carolina

There are no statewide travel restrictions in South Carolina. Check here for updates.

South Dakota

In 1876, Deadwood was founded, fueled by a quest for gold and drawing the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.
In 1876, Deadwood was founded, fueled by a quest for gold and drawing the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.
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There are no statewide travel restrictions in South Dakota. Check here for updates.

Tennessee

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Tennessee. Check here for updates.

Texas

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Texas. Check here for updates.

Utah

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Utah. Check here for updates.

Vermont

Vermont no longer has testing or quarantine requirements for domestic visitors. Check here for updates, gathering limitations and mask rules for unvaccinated people.

Virginia

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Virginia. Check here for updates.

Washington, DC

Travelers who aren't fully vaccinated and coming from a high-risk area or those staying more than a day are still asked to take a Covid-19 test. Check here for that list, updates and important details. And you can click here for the status of tourist-oriented sites.

Washington state

There are no travel restrictions in Washington state. Check here for details.

West Virginia

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is a top draw in West Virginia, including its iconic bridge.
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is a top draw in West Virginia, including its iconic bridge.
Mark Johanson
There are no statewide travel restrictions in West Virginia. Check here for updates.

Wisconsin

There are no statewide travel restrictions. However, the state is discouraging nonessential travel unless you're fully vaccinated. Check here for updates.

Wyoming

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Wyoming. Check here for updates.