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Travel Guidance

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Travel is any trip that involves leaving your community. Transportation within your community for errands and work transit is not considered travel. All travelers should take steps to protect themselves and others.

Travel Guidance

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

  • Be up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before travel.
  • Consider getting tested before travel
  • Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation before traveling.
  • If you have a weakened immune system or are at increased risk for severe disease, take multiple prevention steps to provide additional layers of protection from COVID-19 even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk before travel and consider delaying travel to areas with high COVID-19 Community levels. Even if you are up to date, you should know what precautions to take.
  • If you are sick or tested positive for COVID-19
    • Do NOT travel.
    • Follow recommendations for isolation.
  • If you had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and are recommended to quarantine:
    • Follow CDC guidance, including getting tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure.
    • Do not travel on public transportation such as airplanes, buses, and trains if you will not be able to wear a high-quality mask or respirator when around others indoors for the full duration of your trip.
    • If you travel, wear a high-quality mask or respirator the entire time you are around others indoors.
    • Traveling by private vehicle (if possible) can lower the chances of spreading COVID-19 to others.

              International Travel 

              Travel requirements have changed.  Please visit CDC site for the most updated information. 

              Make sure to plan ahead:

              For updated CDC guidance on current travel advisories, visit the CDC’s Travel Health page and the U.S. State Department’s travel advisories.

              • Follow all requirements of transportation operators (such as airlines, cruise lines, buses) and any requirements, including mask wearing, proof of vaccination, or testing at your destination.
                • Requirements in other countries may differ from U.S. requirements. If you do not follow your destination’s requirements, you may be denied entry and required to return to the United States.
              • If you have a weakened immune system or are at increased risk for severe disease, take multiple prevention steps to provide additional layers of protection from COVID-19 even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
                • Talk to your healthcare provider about your risk before travel and consider delaying travel to areas with high COVID-19 levels. Even if you are up to date, you should know what precautions to take.
              • If you will be visiting someone who is at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, learn how to protect them.

              Testing

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              Airport Updates: Tri-Cities AirportSea-Tac Airport

              CDC: Cruise Ship Travel

              U.S. Dept. of State: International Travel GuidanceUS Passport OperationsCOVID-19 FAQs

              Hawaiian Islands:  There are no COVID-related requirements for arriving domestic passengers. Travelers arriving in Hawai‘i directly from an international airport must still comply with U.S. federal requirements. For updates on international travel, visit CDC.govFor up-to-date information visit Hawaii Covid-19