Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state

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Editor’s Note — Because few states still maintain Covid-19 travel restrictions, CNN will be updating this story less frequently. The 50-state listing was lasted updated in its entirety on August 4. CNN will resume more frequent updates if the situation changes.

(CNN) — Total cases of Covid-19 reached around the 35.2 million mark in the United States by early August 2021. Domestic US travel picked up considerably in the summer of 2021. Very few states had travel restrictions as we entered August.
Despite all the eliminated restrictions, new troubles have emerged. The combination of unvaccinated people and the more contagious Delta strain of coronavirus has led to a new Covid-19 surge in the United States.
As of August 4, 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, CDC guidance says.

They are still required to wear masks on public transportation and in transportation hubs such as airports and are advised to wear masks in indoor public places with significant Covid transmission.

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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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

Arkansas

California

venice beach boardwalk

Venice Beach’s famous boardwalk is home to surf shops, bikes and a bohemian vibe.

Getty Images/trekandshoot

Colorado

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

Florida

Day yields to night on Apalachicola Bay on the Florida Panhandle.

Day yields to night on Apalachicola Bay on the Florida Panhandle.

Forrest Brown/CNN

Georgia

Hawaii

As of August 4, Hawaii still had some of 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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Illinois

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 August 4, there were 19 states and two territories on the “orange list” that asks for testing or quarantine.

Indiana

Iowa

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

Louisiana

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

Maryland

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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Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

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.

CNN/Beau Molloy

Nebraska

Nevada

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.

Mark Makela/Getty Images

New Mexico

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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North Carolina

North Dakota

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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Oregon

Pennsylvania

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

UPDATE: Domestic travelers — fully vaccinated or not — 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.

South Carolina

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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Tennessee

Texas

Utah

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

Washington, DC

Washington state

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

Wisconsin

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

Wyoming

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