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With the growing severity of Covid-19 cases, states across the US are updating their travel restrictions from time to time. If you’re planning on traveling across state lines, then you should be completely aware of what entails on the other side.

Let’s have a look at travel restrictions in the US, state by state. Please note that these restrictions are subject to changes, and you must check the state website regularly for more recent updates.

Alabama

There haven’t been any statewide travel restrictions in Alabama since November 30. However, make sure to read through their updates before you travel. Keep in mind that they have issued a statewide requirement of masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Alaska

Travel restrictions have been in place in Alaska since August 11. Visitors are required to submit a statement declaring that they are traveling to Alaska, with a confirmation of self-isolation, and reach the state with proof of a negative Covid-19 test. If you’re traveling for work, you must follow the plan filed with the state by your employer. You would also have to buy a $250 Covid test when you come to Alaska and self-isolate until you get the results.

You can check for Alaska updates here.

Arizona

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Arizona since November 30. Make sure you check for updates before traveling.

Arkansas

No statewide travel restrictions have been recorded in Arkansas since November 30. Please check for updates before you travel.

California

In California, people traveling from other states are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival to the state. They have also asked visitors to avoid non-essential travel, so the state is partially closed to tourism.

Please check here for updates before you travel.

Colorado

The state has asked people to avoid non-essential travel, and there have been no statewide restrictions for travel in Colorado since November 30. As we mentioned, these updates are subject to change, so make sure you check for updates before finalizing your travel details.

Connecticut

If you’re traveling to Connecticut from a state that records a 10 out of 100,000 positive case rate or a higher positivity rate, you have to quarantine for 14 days. This is applicable to visitors who have stayed in the previous state for more than 24 hours. People are required to fill out a health form as well.

If a visitor can provide a 72 hours old negative Covid-19 test, then they’re not required to self-quarantine. Please check for updates before traveling to Connecticut.

Delaware

There have been no statewide travel restrictions since November 30. Please make sure that you check for updates here.

Florida

No statewide travel restrictions have been posted since November 30. Please check for updates before you travel.

Georgia

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Georgia since November 30. You can check for updates here.

Hawaii

Travelers who have taken an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) within 72 hours of traveling to Hawaii, along with a negative Covid test from a CILA certified laboratory, are allowed to skip the self-quarantine procedure. This is applicable for anyone who’s 5 or older.

Please note that the Hawaiian Island of Kauai is not operating with these instructions. Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami said, “Effective Dec. 2 at 12:01 a.m., all transpacific and intercounty travelers arriving in Kauai are subject to the 14-day quarantine regardless of testing.”

Make sure you check for further details and updates.

Idaho

No statewide travel restrictions have been observed in Idaho since November 30. Please check here for updates.

Illinois

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Illinois, but visitors traveling to Chicago are grouped in three sections – red, orange, and yellow. Anyone traveling from a red state has to self-quarantine for 14 days. People from orange states are required to have a negative Covid-19 test no older than 72 hours. For more information and updates, check here for updates.

Indiana

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Indiana since November 30, but visitors are required to wear a mask at all times. Make sure you check for updates here.

Iowa

Public health measures in Iowa were announced on November 17. They stated, “All travelers to Iowa age two or older are required to wear a mask or other face-covering when in indoor spaces open to the public or state government buildings, in circumstances when it is not possible to remain six feet away from others outside their household for more than 15 minutes.” Check for more updates here.

Kansas

The state of Kansas requires people to quarantine for 14 days. However, the guidelines in Kansas keep changing. Make sure you keep checking for updates.

Kentucky

People traveling from states with a 15% or higher positivity rate, as per the John Hopkins University website, must quarantine for 14 days. Make sure you check the list before traveling to Kentucky. You can find more updates here.

Louisiana

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Louisiana since November 30. Check here for updates.

Maine

Visitors are required to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival to the state. They must sign a form declaring that they have had a negative Covid-19 test report not more than 72 hours ago. You can also opt for getting tested in Maine, but you have to quarantine until you get the results. Please check for updates here.

Maryland

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Maryland since November 16. However, visitors over the age of five are required to cover their faces always. Please check for updates before traveling.

Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, travelers are required to fill up a health form before they arrive. However, if the Department of Public Health has assigned the state you’re traveling from as low risk, you’re exempted from filling up the form.

Visitors must quarantine for 14 days or provide a negative Covid-19 test. The test cannot be older than 72 hours. People who are waiting for results need to do so while in quarantine. Anyone who doesn’t follow these directions may have to pay a fine of $500.

Check for more updates here.

Michigan

The state of Michigan released new directives for indoor and outdoor social gatherings on November 15. However, there have been no statewide travel restrictions. You can check for more updates here.

Minnesota

All residents of Minnesota are required to stay at home for four weeks, from November 20 to December 18. Out-of-state visitors have to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival to Minnesota. Please check for updates here before planning your travel.

Mississippi

No statewide travel restrictions have been implemented in Mississippi since November 30. Check for updates here.

Missouri

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Missouri since November 30. Check here for more updates.

Montana

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Montana since November 30. Please check for updates before traveling.

Nebraska

No statewide travel restrictions have been recorded in the state of Nebraska since November 30. Please check here for more updates.

Nevada

New capacity limits and gathering regulations have been in effect in Nevada since November 24. There have been no statewide travel restrictions since November 30. Please check for more updates here.

New Hampshire

Visitors from New England states like Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Check for more updates here.

New Jersey

The New Jersey information hub states that travelers returning from the U.S. territories past immediate states like New York, Delaware, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

New Jersey is withholding any non-essential travel. The state requires travelers to fill out a form with details of their travel like the duration of their stay, their destination, etc.

Please check here for more updates.

New Mexico

A list of states exempted from travel restrictions in New Mexico is updated each week. On November 30, Hawaii was the only exception. Visitors from all other states are required to quarantine for 14 days. Please check here for more updates.

New York

Gov. Cuomo declared updated guidelines for out-of-state travelers wherein people can opt-out of the 14-day quarantine if they have a negative Covid-19 result. Visitors are required to fill a health form. You can check for more updates here.

North Carolina

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in North Carolina since November 30. However, there are several local destinations in North Carolina with restrictions. Make sure you check this list before traveling and follow these guidelines. Please check here for more updates.

North Dakota

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in North Dakota since November 30. Please note that North Dakota had the highest number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, with 10,400. Check here for updates.

Ohio

Travelers from states with a 15% or higher positivity rate are required to quarantine for 14 days. You can check the state’s twitter page for updates since their official department of health page seems to be down.

Oklahoma

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Oklahoma since November 30. Please check here for updates.

Oregon

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival in Oregon. The state has placed several restrictions on tourist destinations. You can check for updates here.

Pennsylvania

Any visitors over the age of 11 are required to self-quarantine for 14 days or submit a negative Covid-19 test. Please check for updates here.

Rhode Island

Travelers from states with a 5% or higher positivity rate have to self-quarantine for 14 days. They are allowed to skip the quarantine procedure provided they have a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours.

People waiting for test results must do so while in quarantine. Please check here for updates.

South Carolina

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in South Carolina. You can check for updates here.

South Dakota

While some routes on Native American lands may be closed, there have been no statewide travel restrictions in South Dakota since November 30. Please check for updates here.

Tennessee

No statewide travel restrictions have been announced in Tennessee. You can check for updates here.

Texas

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Texas since November 30, but the state has asked people to wear masks as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. Check here for updates.

Utah

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Texas since November 30. However, the state has a mask mandate for travelers and residents. Please check for more updates here.

Vermont

For non-essential travel, visitors are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. If you take the Covid-19 PCR test after 7 days of quarantine with negative results, you can end the quarantine. Please check for updates here before traveling.

Virginia

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Virginia since November 30. You can check for updates here.

Washington DC

Travelers need to get tested before coming to DC. In case you plan on staying in DC for more than three days, then you’re required to take the test again. Check here for updates.

Washington State

A travel advisory for visitors was updated on November 13 by Gov. Jay Inslee. Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Please check here for more updates.

West Virginia

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in West Virginia since November 30. You can check here for more updates.

Wisconsin

Travel activities are being prohibited by Gov. Tony Evers to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but there were no statewide travel restrictions in Wisconsin since November 30. Check here for more updates.

Wyoming

There have been no statewide travel restrictions in Wyoming since November 30. Please check here for more updates.

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