Make Your Next Trip Extraordinary

Every State’s Coronavirus and Travel Information

by Billie Cohen | May 23, 2020

Like the CDC, we recommend against unnecessary travel at this point, but we recognize that the arrival of Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer has got many people dreaming about potential road trips, RV adventures, and weekend getaways. To that end, we want to do our part to help travelers make informed decisions about their movements over the coming months, so that you can weigh the pros and cons, ensure your own comfort level, and safeguard those around you.

The list below collects each U.S. state’s official website for coronavirus information, along with the best additional resources to help you understand different states’ quarantine rules, current health situations, reopening plans, and official guidance for travelers (where available). Note that many states are mandating 14-day quarantines for visitors, some states are explicitly asking travelers not to come, and a few have border checkpoints where drivers with out-of-state license plates are likely to be stopped.

Rules and regulations can vary by county and locality, so we recommend doing additional research (see “Additional Resources,” below) on any place you’re considering—not only for your own safety but for those who live in the communities you’re visiting or passing through. Even if a state no longer has a quarantine or stay-at-home order in place, they are still dealing with a variety of issues due to caseload, deaths, health-care availability, reopening challenges, and more—and travelers should be wary of adding to that load. It’s more important than ever that we be careful and conscientious global citizens, even when we’re traveling in our own backyards.

This list of government resources will get you started. Information is current as of May 22 and will be updated regularly.

Alabama

COVID-19 Information Hub

Alabama’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard

Traveler Information (Alabama Tourism)

 

Alaska

14-day self-quarantine required from arrival at airport, to be re-evaluated June 2.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Reopening Plan

Traveler information, restrictions, and advisories (Travel Alaska)

 

Arizona

14-day self-quarantine required for travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and any other areas with community spread as decided by officials.

State Coronavirus Updates

Department of Health Services and Reopening Guidance

Traveler information, restrictions, and advisories (Visit Arizona)

Requirements for Individuals Traveling to Arizona (State Executive Order)

 

Arkansas

14-day self-quarantine required for travelers from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Orleans.

Arkansas COVID-19 Information Hub

Arkansas COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Department of Health and Reopening Directives

Traveler information (Arkansas Tourism)

 

California

California COVID-19 Information Hub

State Reopening Roadmap

COVID-19 cases by county

Traveler Information for the State (Visit California)

Traveler information by region (Visit California)

 

Colorado

No quarantine, but Colorado State website says: “Everyone should seriously consider canceling non-essential travel.”

Colorado COVID-19 Information Hub

Colorado COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Information on what’s open (state parks, campsites, retail, etc.)

Traveler information and advisory against visiting Colorado (Colorado Tourism)

 

Connecticut

14-day self-quarantine requested for any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation.

Connecticut COVID-19 Information Hub

FAQ on Connecticut’s response and re-opening plan

Traveler Advice and Regulations (Visit CT)

 

Delaware

14-day self-quarantine required; border checkpoints on some roads for drivers with out-of-state plates.

Stay-at-home order through May 31.

Hotels and rentals remain closed; beaches open only for walking.

Delaware’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Delaware Reopening Plan

Beach regulations

Traveler Advisory (Visit Delaware)

 

Florida

14-day self-quarantine required for visitors from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Louisiana; checkpoints on interstate roads.

Most beaches open; amusement parks closed

Florida’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Florida’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Florida’s Reopening Plan

Traveler Advice (Visit Florida)

Traveler Advisory and Quarantine info (Florida Health Department)

 

Georgia

Georgia’s COVID-19 Hub

Department of Health Daily Status Report

Traveler Advice and what’s open (Explore Georgia)

 

Hawaii

14-day self-quarantine required, punishable by a $5,000 fine and one-year imprisonment.

Visitors are supposed to register on the Safe Travels site, which logs where they’re going to quarantine. Governor is asking travelers to postpone trips.

Hawaii COVID-19 Information Hub

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Traveler Information (Hawaii Department of Health)

Hawaii’s Safe Travels site, required registration for all visitors (State of Hawaii)

Traveler Advisory and request to postpone trips (Hawaii Tourism)

 

Idaho

14-day self-quarantine is encouraged.

Idaho’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Idaho’s Reopening Plan

Traveler Advice (Visit Idaho)

 

Illinois

14-day self-quarantine depends on your travel history.

Stay-at-home order through May 29.

Bars and restaurants throughout the state can reopen with outdoor seating on May 29, but Chicago will wait.

Illinois COVID-19 Information Hub

Restore Illinois reopening plan

 

Indiana

Non-essential travel to Indianapolis is discouraged.

Indiana’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Indiana’s Reopening Plan

Traveler guidance for Indianapolis (Visit Indy/Indianapolis Tourism)

Traveler guidance for the state (Visit Indiana)

 

Iowa

14-day self-quarantine is encouraged.

The Iowa tourism office urges travelers to delay plans.

Iowa’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Current Case Status Dashboard

Traveler Advice (Travel Iowa)

 

Kansas

14-day self-quarantine required for visitors from Connecticut, Louisiana, Colorado, California, Florida, New York, Washington, Illinois and New Jersey.

Kansas’s COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Cases Dashboard

Reopening Plan

Traveler Guidance (Travel KS)

 

Kentucky

14-day self-quarantine required.

Stay-at-home order in effect.

Kentucky’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Latest updates and openings

 

Louisiana

Louisiana’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Virtual Town Hall with Lt. Gov Billy Nungesser about the revival Louisiana Tourism (May 19)

 

Maine

14-day self-quarantine required.

Stay-at-home order through May 31.

Govenor’s Coronavirus Resource Page

Division of Disease Surveillance and current data

 

Maryland

14-day self-quarantine required.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Reopening Plan

Traveler Guidance (Visit Maryland)

Guidance on Outdoor Activities

 

Massachusetts

14-day self-quarantine required.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Reopening Plan

 

Michigan

No quarantine, but even state residents are discouraged from traveling to their vacation homes.

Stay-at-home order through June 12.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Reopening Plan

 

Minnesota

Stay-at-home order lifted, but a Governor Walz executive order says “Minnesotans are strongly discouraged from engaging in unnecessary travel.”

Restaurants and bars open for outdoor dining June 1; entertainment venues remain closed.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Travelers Guidance (Explore Minnesota)

 

Mississippi

COVID-19 Information Hub

Mississippi Case and Data Dashboard

Traveler Guidance (Visit Mississippi)

 

Missouri

COVID-19 Information Hub

Missouri Recovery Plan

Traveler Guidance (Visit Missouri)

 

Montana

14-day quarantine for visitors required through May 31, but Montana National Guard will still conduct screenings in airports and train stations.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Traveler Guidance (Visit MT)

Contact Info for Montana’s Tribal Nations and Reservations

Phase 2 Reopening Directive from Montana Governor (starts June 1)

 

Nebraska

14-day self-quarantine recommended.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Nebraska Case and Data Dashboard

Traveler Guidance (Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services)

Traveler Guidance (Visit Nebraska)

 

Nevada

14-day self-quarantine recommended.

Casinos closed; restaurants and retail open with restrictions.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Traveler Guidance (Visit Nevada)

 

New Hampshire

14-day self-quarantine recommended.

Stay-at-home order through May 31.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Reopening Plan

Traveler Guidance (Visit NH)

 

New Jersey

Stay-at-home order through May 31.

Some beaches are open, with restrictions; casinos closed.

NJ’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Live Data Dashboard

Traveler Guidance (Visit NJ)

Reopening Plan

 

New Mexico

14-day self-quarantine required.

Stay-at-home order in effect.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Cases and Data Dashboard

Guidance on openings and closings

 

New York

Stay-at-home order through May 28.

Beaches in some counties open for Memorial Day; other business and restaurant openings vary by county.

New York State’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Phased Regional Reopening Plan

Cases and Data Dashboard

Traveler Guidance (NY State Tourism)

 

North Carolina

No state quarantine, but some counties may have entry restrictions.

Beaches are opening with different rules in different areas; restaurants open at limited capacity; bars, entertainment venues, museums closed.

Parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway are open for driving, but all rest areas, campgrounds, picnic areas, and restrooms are closed.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Data Dashboard

Reopening Plan

Traveler Guidance including beach information (Visit NC)

Blue Ridge Parkway Information (NPS)

 

North Dakota

14-day self-quarantine required only for international travelers or those who have traveled internationally

COVID-19 Information Hub

Reopening Plan

Traveler Guidance (State Health Department)

Traveler Guidance (ND Tourism)

 

Ohio

14-day self-quarantine requested

COVID-19 Information Hub

Data Dashboard

Ohio Reopening Plan

 

Oklahoma

14-day self-quarantine required for visitors from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Louisiana, and Washington

No statewide stay-at-home order, but some cities have restrictions

COVID-19 Information Hub

Traveler Guidance (Travel OK)

Traveler Guidance (Oklahoma City)

 

Oregon

Stay at home order in effect.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Reopening Plan and County Status

Traveler Guidance (Travel Oregon)

 

Pennsylvania

14-day self-quarantine requested for travelers from New York, New Jersey, and other areas with community spread.

Stay-a-home order through June 4.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Cases and Hospital Data

 

Rhode Island

14-day self-quarantine required; cars without state plates may be stopped at border.

State beaches closed.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Department of Health

Reopening Plan

State Guidance on Beaches, State Parks, Campgrounds & RV Parks, and other openings/closings

Traveler Guidance (Visit Rhode Island)

 

South Carolina

COVID-19 Information Hub

Reopening Plan

State Parks Information

 

South Dakota

COVID-19 Information Hub

Reopening Plan

Cases and Data

Traveler Guidance (Travel South Dakota)

 

Tennessee

COVID-19 Information Hub

Cases and Data Dashboard

Reopening Plan

Traveler Guidance (Tennessee Vacation)

 

Texas

14-day self-quarantine required for visitors from certain states and cities (see “Traveler Guidance,” below)

Texas’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Cases and Data Dashboard

Reopening Plan

Traveler Guidance (Travel Texas)

 

Utah

Utah’s COVID-19 Information Hub

Cases and Data Dashboard

Utah State Parks Information

Utah National Parks Information

Traveler Guidance (Visit Utah)

 

Vermont

14-day self-quarantine required

COVID-19 Information Hub

Cases and Data Dashboard

Traveler Guidance (Vermont Tourism)

 

Virginia

14-day self-quarantine recommended; Virginia Department of Health strongly advises against non-essential travel

COVID-19 Information Hub

Cases and Data

Traveler Guidance (Virginia Tourism)

 

Washington, D.C.

Stay-at-home order through June 8.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Traveler Guidance (Washington D.C. Tourism)

Open/Close Information on Museums and Attractions

Tourism department advises against discretionary travel, per federal recommendations

 

Washington State

Stay-at-home order through May 31.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Cases and Data Dashboard

Reopening Plan

Traveler Guidance (Experience Washington)

 

West Virginia

COVID-19 Information Hub

Reopening Plan

State Parks Information

Traveler Guidances (West Viriginia Tourism)

 

Wisconsin

No state quarantine, but some counties have their own travel restrictions and quarantines The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends residents cancel or postpone travel, even within the state.

COVID-19 Information Hub

Cases and Data

Traveler Guidance (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

 

Wyoming

COVID-19 Information Hub

Traveler Guidance and park openings/closings

Park Openings/Closings

 

Additional Resources

COVID-19 cases by state (CDC)

Health departments by state (CDC)

Reopening status of all 50 states (The New York Times and Washington Post)

Stay-at-home orders by state (Pew Trusts)

Travel restrictions by state (Ballotpedia)

National Park closures and restrictions by state (National Park Service)

Restaurant restrictions by state (Open Table)

A Timeline of When Various Travel Sectors Will Open (Skift)

 

 

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