Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state

Megan Marples, CNNUpdated 24th September 2020
Close up of Danger no trespassing sign that marks safe viewing spot for bright red lava flow of volcano on Hawaii
Editor's Note — This story was current at the time of last publication on September 24 and will be updated periodically. However, you should still check with the official state websites before you commit to travel plans.
(CNN) — With the Covid-19 pandemic in near constant fluctuation in the United States, the 50 states are having to adapt rapidly with their rules and regulations.
If you're planning a family vacation or simply wish to travel to another state, it is important to be updated on the latest statewide regulations. While some US states have no restrictions on travel, all their sites have important Covid-19 safety information, including possible face mask mandates in public settings. Check here for the latest on state mask mandates.
This list is alphabetical and includes links where you should get more information and updates before you head out:

Alabama

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Alabama. However, visitors should be aware of the state's mask mandate and other rules effective through October 2. You can check here for updates.

Alaska

Alaska's latest travel protocols have been in effect since August 11. Visitors from other states must do one of the following:
-- Submit a travel declaration and self-isolation plan online and arrive with proof of a negative Covid-19 test.
-- Follow a plan that your employer filed with the state if you come for work.
-- Buy a $250 Covid-19 test when you arrive and self-quarantine at your own expense until you get the results.
Alaska residents also have protocols they must follow for travel.
According to the CDC, "people in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department." Leaving your home state to enter a state with a mandatory quarantine means you need one place to stay and to stay put. Check here for Alaska details and updates.

Arizona

There are no travel restrictions in Arizona, so you can easily access places such as Lake Pleasant.
There are no travel restrictions in Arizona, so you can easily access places such as Lake Pleasant.
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As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arizona. Check here for updates.

Arkansas

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Arkansas. Check here for updates.

California

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in California. However, you should also check the status for wildfires before making plans. Check here for Covid-19 updates and possible local restrictions.

Colorado

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Colorado. Check here for updates.

Connecticut

Any traveler coming from a state that has a positive rate of 10 out of 100,000 people or a 10% or higher positivity rate must self-quarantine for 14 days. The traveler must have spent more than 24 hours in said state for the rule to apply. Everyone also needs to complete a travel health form.
Visitors can opt out of the 14-day quarantine in limited cases if they can provide proof that they have had a negative Covid-19 test in the past 72 hours.
There were 34 states plus Guam on the 10% or higher positivity list as of September 22. The list is updated each Tuesday. Check here for updates and details.

Delaware

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Delaware. Check here for updates.

Florida

It would be difficult to find a more inviting swim. Lily pads grow in the crystal-clear waters of Alexander Springs.
It would be difficult to find a more inviting swim. Lily pads grow in the crystal-clear waters of Alexander Springs.
As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Florida. Check here for updates.

Georgia

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Georgia. Check here for updates.

Hawaii

Places such as the Kalalau Trail on island of Kauai might be easier to reach starting mid-October.
Places such as the Kalalau Trail on island of Kauai might be easier to reach starting mid-October.
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Starting October 15, travelers who arrive with an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) taken no earlier than 72 hours before their flight, performed using a nasal swab, and can show proof of negative test results from a CLIA certified laboratory can avoid the state's quarantine.
Until then, people traveling to Hawaii must quarantine for 14 days after their arrival. Passengers upon arrival are required to sign a form saying that they know about the 14-day quarantine and that it is a criminal offense should they violate it.
A mandatory, 14-day interisland self-quarantine has been reinstated, in part, through September 30. It applies to any person arriving to Kauai, Hawaii Island or Maui County (Maui, Molokai, Lanai), and traveling between these islands. It does not include interisland travelers arriving on Oahu. Check here for updates and details.

Idaho

In Ada County, which includes Boise, travelers coming from outside Idaho are "encouraged" to quarantine for 14 days. Check here for updates.

Illinois

There are no statewide restrictions, but a 14-day quarantine is required for visitors heading to Chicago from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin.
The list of states on the quarantine list is updated each Tuesday and goes into effect each Friday. Check here for updates on the list of states and more information.

Indiana

You can enjoy an Indianapolis visit this fall with no travel restrictions. Be aware Indiana has mandatory mask rule for indoor public spaces through at least October 17.
You can enjoy an Indianapolis visit this fall with no travel restrictions. Be aware Indiana has mandatory mask rule for indoor public spaces through at least October 17.
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As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Indiana. Check here for updates.

Iowa

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Iowa. Check here for updates.

Kansas

If you're in any of the following categories, you need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Kansas (this includes residents and visitors):
-- Traveled to Aruba on or after September 24.
-- Attended mass gathering events (out-of-state) of 500 people or more.
-- Took a sea or river cruise ship since March.
Check here for updates and more details.

Kentucky

A travel advisory from July 20 stands: Visitors from states with a coronavirus testing positivity rate of 15% or more on Johns Hopkins University's website should quarantine for 14 days.
The states with 15% or higher as of September 24 were Iowa, Kansas, Idaho, South Dakota, Wisconsin and the US territory of Puerto Rico. Check here for updates.

Louisiana

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Louisiana. Check here for updates.

Maine

Check into restrictions before you travel to destinations in Maine such as Upper Lake Richardson.
Check into restrictions before you travel to destinations in Maine such as Upper Lake Richardson.
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Travelers must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or sign a form stating they've received a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours. You may also get tested upon arriving in Maine but must quarantine while awaiting results.
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Vermont are exempt from quarantining or having a negative test. Check here for updates.

Maryland

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Maryland. Check here for details.

Massachusetts

All visitors and residents must complete a travel form before arriving in Massachusetts unless they are arriving from a state designated by the Department of Public Health as low risk. As of September 24, those were Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
Travelers must "quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative Covid-19 test result that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts."
Those waiting on test results need to quarantine until they receive their negative results. Failure to comply with these directives may result in a $500 fine. Check here for updates.

Michigan

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Michigan. Check here for updates.

Minnesota

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Minnesota. Check here for updates.

Mississippi

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Mississippi. Check here for updates.

Missouri

The Gateway Arch is a popular destination in Missouri. You need a timed ticket to visit the Visitor Center, and the tram ride to the top isn't available at this time.
The Gateway Arch is a popular destination in Missouri. You need a timed ticket to visit the Visitor Center, and the tram ride to the top isn't available at this time.
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As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Missouri. Check here for updates.

Montana

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Montana. Travel restrictions might vary at seven Native American reservations. Check here for updates.

Nebraska

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nebraska. Check here for updates.

Nevada

Nevada doesn't have travel restrictions -- so that means Vegas fans can visit.
Nevada doesn't have travel restrictions -- so that means Vegas fans can visit.
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As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Nevada. Check here for updates.

New Hampshire

Those traveling from outside other New England states (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island) who are visiting for "an extended period of time" are asked to self-quarantine for two weeks. Check here for updates.

New Jersey

All travelers to New Jersey from states that have a Covid-19 testing positivity rate of 10% or higher or have 10 people test positive for every 100,000 residents is asked to quarantine for 14 days. This rule does not apply for visitors spending less than 24 hours in the state.
The state government is also asking travelers to fill out a voluntary survey regarding information about where they are traveling and their destination.
As of September 22, there were 35 states and US jurisdictions on the list. Check here for updates and most recent list of states.

New Mexico

People traveling from out-of-state are required to self-quarantine for 14 days or the length of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter. The state issues a weekly list of exemptions, updated each Wednesday.
On September 24, the exemptions were: Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Washington, DC, and Washington state. Check here for updates.

New York

All travelers who have recently visited a state with a positive testing rate of 10% or higher over a seven-day rolling period or had a positive test rate of 10 or more per 100,000 residents must quarantine for 14 days. That's most of the states. You can check on the most recent list here (last updated September 22).
Those traveling by airplane must fill out a travel form before exiting the airport or face a fine of $2,000. Those traveling to New York through other methods such as cars and trains must fill out the form online. Check for updates here.

North Carolina

Biltmore Estate is open and has Covid-19 safety precautions in place.
Biltmore Estate is open and has Covid-19 safety precautions in place.
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As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Carolina. However, the state urges visitors to check local destinations with possible restrictions before traveling. Check here for updates.

North Dakota

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in North Dakota. Check here for updates.

Ohio

Travelers visiting Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or more must self-quarantine for 14 days. As of September 23, the states on the list were Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Wisconsin. This list updates each Wednesday. Check here for updates.

Oklahoma

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Oklahoma. Check here for updates.

Oregon

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Oregon. However, you should monitor local news for information about wildfires. Check here for updates.

Pennsylvania

Before you visit the wonderful city of Pittsburgh, make sure you know Pennsylvania's travel restrictions.
Before you visit the wonderful city of Pittsburgh, make sure you know Pennsylvania's travel restrictions.
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Visitors traveling from states with a high number of Covid-19 cases are asked to quarantine for 14 days.
As of September 18, they were Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin. Check here for updates and changes to the list of states.

Rhode Island

Those traveling to Rhode Island from a state that has a positive testing rate of 5% or more must quarantine for 14 days. Travelers can opt out of the quarantine if they can provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. You can check that updated list of states here on this Google doc last updated on September 21.
Those waiting on test results must self-quarantine until a negative test result arrives. However, the state still recommends quarantining for 14 days as opposed to relying on a negative test result.
Travelers who check into a hotel or rental property will be required to sign a certificate compliance that verifies that they plan to quarantine for 14 days or that they've had a negative test. Check here for updates and details.

South Carolina

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Carolina. Check here for updates.

South Dakota

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in South Dakota. Some routes through Native American lands might be closed. Check here for updates.

Tennessee

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Tennessee. Check here for updates.

Texas

The wide open highways of West Texas make for a good road trip.
The wide open highways of West Texas make for a good road trip.
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As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Texas. The state urges people to wear a mask, saying "an itty-bitty piece of cloth goes a long way towards keeping yourself and others healthy." Check here for updates.

Utah

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Utah. Check here for updates.

Vermont

Most travelers visiting Vermont must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Any traveler arriving in a personal vehicle from counties in New England, Mid-Atlantic states, Ohio and West Virginia that have less than 400 active cases of coronavirus per million people does not need to quarantine upon arrival. The information is updated each Friday.
Vermont is allowing visitors to self-quarantine before they travel as long as they use a personal vehicle to travel. They must make minimal stops and follow precautions such as wearing a face mask or covering, washing their hands and staying six feet apart. They must self-quarantine for 14 days or for seven days if they receive a negative test.
If travelers use public transportation such as an airplane or bus, they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or for seven days followed by a negative Covid-19 test. Check here for updates.

Virginia

As of September 14, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Virginia. Check here for updates.

Washington, DC

Know the latest rules and regulations before you plan your visit to D.C. to see sites such as the Lincoln Memorial.
Know the latest rules and regulations before you plan your visit to D.C. to see sites such as the Lincoln Memorial.
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Visitors traveling to or from a high-risk state must self-quarantine for 14 days. The restrictions exclude Virginia and Maryland.
There were 31 states on the list as of September 21. Check here for updates and a current list of states.

Washington state

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Washington state. However, you should monitor local news sources for wildfire conditions. Check here for updates.

West Virginia

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in West Virginia. Check here for updates.

Wisconsin

There is no statewide quarantine mandate, but all visitors coming from elsewhere to Wisconsin are being asked to stay home as much as possible for 14 days upon arrival while checking for Covid-19 symptoms. Within Wisconsin, it is not recommended that people travel to other private or rental homes within the state. Check here for updates.

Wyoming

As of September 24, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Wyoming. Check here for updates.