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NEW: USA to lift entry restrictions for fully vaccinated international travelers starting November 8, 2021. LA will begin requiring proof of vaccination to enter indoor businesses starting Nov. 4, 2021. United Airlines extended its change fee waiver through 12/31/21. Find out more details about the above in the article below.

Coronavirus information and travel advice is changing regularly, which can make it hard to keep up with the facts that are most relevant to you. We’re continually updating this page with the latest coronavirus information and CDC travel restrictions regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic. So whether you need the information now or in the near future, this page could be worth a bookmark.

We strongly recommend reading official coronavirus information from your local authorities and governments — such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of State — as well as the guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), a reliable and trusted source of global health news and information.

Government coronavirus information and travel advice

U.S. citizens who are currently overseas and have a passport that expired on or after January 1, 2020, may be able to travel direct to the United States on their expired U.S. passport until December 31, 2021. Check eligibility requirements to see if you’re able to.

The State Department‘s travel advisory and the CDC’s travel restrictions regarding countries that are considered high-risk areas for international travel are being updated regularly.

Official guidance recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you plan to travel and are fully vaccinated, review the CDC’s travel guidance and restrictions for domestic and international travelers, as well as travel restrictions at your destination.

Within the US, transit face mask requirements are in effect for planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation nationwide through January 18, 2022 (when traveling into, within, or out of the US). Most states no longer have state-wide restrictions, but some counties and cities may still impose their own. Likewise, this may be the case for other countries where there are nationwide guidelines but different restrictions at a local level. Review all requirements carefully before traveling, and arrive at the airport early with plenty of time to spare.

For the latest in travel news at home and abroad, check out our regularly updated travel brief.

Coronavirus information and travel restrictions by state

Note that although there may not be statewide restrictions, some counties and cities are enforcing their own. Be sure to check the local government website of your destination for detailed coronavirus information.

Alabama: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Alabama.

Alaska: Pretravel testing of non-vaccinated individuals is encouraged and available at participating airports and community testing locations. There is also the possibility to get vaccinated for free at a participating airport or any community vaccine clinic. There are no restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers. International arrivals must follow CDC travel restrictions and guidelines. Find out more information.

Arizona: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Arizona.

Arkansas: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Arkansas.

California: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to California.

San Francisco requires proof of vaccination to enter many indoor spaces, including venues such as restaurants and bars, theaters, entertainment venues, gyms and more. Beginning November 4, Los Angeles will begin similar measures, requiring patrons to show proof of full vaccination in order to enter indoor businesses, such as salons, restaurants, museums, gyms, etc.

Colorado: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Colorado.

Connecticut: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Connecticut.

Delaware: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Delaware.

District of Columbia: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Washington, DC.

Florida: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Florida.

Georgia: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Georgia.

Hawaii: On August 23, Governor David Ige asked visitors to delay non-essential travel to Hawaii through the end of October 2021 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.

Domestic travelers who have been fully vaccinated in the United States or U.S. territories will be able to avoid Hawaii’s pre-travel testing/quarantine requirement. To prove vaccination status, travelers must upload their vaccination record card to the state’s Safe Travels Program and have their CDC card with them upon arrival in Hawaii. Completion of the state’s Safe Travels form is mandatory for all individuals. Read the active restrictions and mandates.

Idaho: There are no statewide travel restrictions for visitors to Idaho.

Illinois: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Illinois. Chicago maintains a color-coded travel advisory system, with its travel guidance mirroring the CDC’s recommendations.

Indiana: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Indiana.

Iowa: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Iowa.

Kansas: The state maintains quarantine mandates for returning residents and visitors who have traveled to specific destinations within particular time periods; or have attended an out-of-state mass gathering event of 500+ people where others were not wearing masks and practicing social distancing; or are returning from a cruise ship or river cruise; and/or were notified by public health officials as being a close contact of someone with a case of COVID-19. Those who are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from COVID-19 and meet particular criteria are exempt from quarantine. For more information, click here.

Kentucky: Those who travel out of state are advised to follow CDC travel restrictions and quarantine guidelines. For more information, click here.

Louisiana: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Louisiana. New Orleans requires vaccination or proof of a negative test to participate in some activities, such as going to restaurants, bars, fitness centers, stadiums and more.

Maine: There are no travel restrictions for domestic visitors to Maine. Those arriving from abroad are required to follow CDC travel restrictions and guidelines.

Maryland: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Maryland.

Massachusetts: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Massachusetts.

Michigan: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Michigan.

Minnesota: Those who travel are advised to follow CDC guidance. For more information, click here.

Mississippi: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Mississippi.

Missouri: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Missouri.

Montana: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Montana. Native American reservations throughout the state may have their own restrictions. To learn more, click here.

Nebraska: There are no travel restrictions for domestic visitors to Nebraska. Those arriving from abroad are required to follow CDC guidelines.

Nevada: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Nevada.

New Hampshire: There are no restrictions for individuals traveling domestically to New Hampshire. Those arriving from abroad or returning from a cruise must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. There is a 7-day quarantine “test out” option for travelers. International arrivals who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the past 90 days are exempt from quarantine. Find out more information.

New Jersey: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to New Jersey.

New Mexico: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to New Mexico.

New York: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to New York. Note that New York City has rolled out new vaccination requirements, which are now being enforced city-wide, for those who want to do things such as enter restaurants and indoor entertainment venues.

North Carolina: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to North Carolina.

North Dakota: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to North Dakota.

Ohio: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Ohio.

Oklahoma: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Oklahoma.

Oregon: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Oregon.

Pennsylvania: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Pennsylvania.

Rhode Island: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Rhode Island.

South Carolina: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to South Carolina.

South Dakota: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to South Dakota.

Tennessee: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Tennessee.

Texas: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Texas.

Utah: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Utah.

Vermont: There are no travel restrictions for domestic visitors to Vermont. Those arriving from abroad are required to follow CDC travel restrictions and guidelines.

Virginia: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Virginia.

Washington: The state is advising all travelers to comply with CDC travel restrictions and guidelines upon entering the state. For more information, click here.

West Virginia: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to West Virginia.

Wisconsin: The state recommends that travelers follow CDC travel restrictions and guidelines when entering Wisconsin. For more information, click here.

Wyoming: There are no travel restrictions for visitors to Wyoming.

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Coronavirus information and travel restrictions by country

Visit Skyscanner’s global map for the latest details on where U.S. citizens and residents can travel to from the Unites States, along with country-specific coronavirus information.

COVID-19 travel info graphic for Skyscanner's interactive global map

Traveling abroad if you’re vaccinated

Planning international travel soon? Find out the exciting destinations that await you if you’re partially or fully vaccinated. We also have the latest information about border openings and entry requirements for U.S. citizens traveling to Europe.

Canada

After having its border closed to US travelers since March 2020, Canada is allowing fully vaccinated individuals traveling from the United States into the country for tourism purposes without the need to quarantine (as of August 2021). This is great travel news for anyone looking for an opportunity for long-term sustainable travel, as Canada allows Americans to stay in the country for 6 months on a regular tourist visa.

Air Canada is offering a loyalty program status match for Americans through the end of 2021.

Return to USA

All air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the U.S. are required to present a negative COVID test prior to boarding their flight to the United States. The test must have been taken within 3 days of the flight, regardless of vaccination status, and travelers must present written documentation of the results or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 within the last three months (and not currently experiencing symptoms). Read all about COVID-19 PCR tests in our comprehensive overview.

Entry restrictions for some foreign nationals

Foreign nationals who have been in one of the below countries in the last 14 days cannot enter the United States. According to the CDC: “citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, who have been in one of the countries listed [below] in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States.”

  • China
  • Iran
  • European Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • India

The United States is set to lift these entry restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers on November 8, 2021.

For country-specific travel advice and coronavirus information, visit the CDC or State Department websites.

Coronavirus information on flight cancellation and policy updates

American Airlines

Change and Cancellation Policy

  • For new tickets for all domestic, short-haul international and select long-haul international: American Airlines is waiving change fees for Premium Cabin, Premium Economy and Main Cabin fares. Basic Economy fares purchased on/after April 1, 2021 are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • American Airlines is eliminating all change fees for First, Business, Premium Economy and Main Cabin (except Basic Economy fares) tickets for all domestic and short-haul international flying (including Mexico, Canada, Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) for tickets issued on or after August 31, 2020. If your travel plans change, you can keep the full value of your original ticket but will need to pay the fare difference if your new flight is more expensive. If your new flight is less expensive, you’ll get the fare difference in the form of travel credit to use on a future trip. The new change fee policy applies to AAdvantage® award tickets as well.
  • Change fees have also been eliminated for First, Business, Premium Economy and Main Cabin tickets for all long-haul international flights originating in North or South America. This if valid for tickets issued on or after November 19, 2020.
  • For international flights originating outside of North or South America, change fees will be waived for tickets bought on or after April 1, 2021, for all travel dates, with the exception of Basic Economy on trips originating in Asia.
  • Airfare bought from March 1, 2020-March 31, 2021: you are allowed to change your trip once, and the fee will be waived (including for Basic Economy fares). The new trip must be completed by March 31, 2022. You may owe a difference in fare if the new ticket is priced higher.
  • For more information or to change or cancel an American Airlines flight, click here.

Frontier

Change and Cancellation Policy

  • For bookings made on or after July 27, 2021, Frontier’s change and cancellation policy is: $0 for 60+ days prior to departure; $49 for 59 to 7 days prior to departure; and $79 for 6 or less days prior to departure (including same day). Changes are subject to fare difference. There are other details to note about changed/cancelled tickets.
  • For bookings made April 1-July 26, 2021, the change/cancel fees are as follows: $0 for 60+ days prior to departure; $39 for 59 to 7 days prior to departure; and $59 for 6 or less days prior to departure (including same day).
  • For additional information on changing or cancelling existing Frontier reservations, click here.

Delta

Change and Cancellation Policy

  • New: change fees are waived for Basic Economy tickets bought May 1-December 31, 2021 for travel scheduled from July 28-December 31, 2021. Changes must be made by the end of 2021 for travel beginning no later than December 31, 2022.
  • For trips originating outside North America, Delta is waiving change fees for tickets purchased on or before April 30, 2021.
  • For tickets originating in North America, change and cancellation fees have been eliminated. Fare difference will apply for higher-priced ticket changes. Cancelled tickets will turn into an eCredit, which will typically expire a year from the date of purchase.
  • Tickets expiring in 2021 and new airfare purchased in 2021 will expire on December 31, 2022.
  • For more information on rescheduling or cancelling Delta flights, click here.

Spirit

Change and Cancellation Policy

  • Spirit has not indicated that it is still waiving change and cancellation fees. Inquire directly for flight cancellations due to COVID-19.
  • For more information, please click here.

Turkish Airlines

Change and Cancellation Policy

United

Change and Cancellation Policy

  • For standard airfare issued March 3, 2020 – December 31, 2021; Basic Economy fare tickets issued March 3, 2020 – April 30, 2021; or Basic Economy tickets issued between May 1 – December 31, 2021 for travel between August 11 and December 31, 2021: Change fees are waived for a flight of equal or lesser value. If the new flight is priced higher, the fare difference will be charged.
  • To change or cancel your United flight, click here.  

Have you been impacted by coronavirus flight cancellations? Get more useful advice in our article on what to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed. Plus, find out how to book flexible travel, from airfare to accommodations.

Coronavirus frequently asked questions

Here is more coronavirus information for this ever-evolving situation:

How can I stay safe when traveling?

There are a lot of practical steps you can take. Practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others, wear a face covering indoors and when physical distancing outside is not possible, regularly wash your hands (with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand gel) and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Read more from the WHO.

I want to cancel my travel plans due to coronavirus. How do I do this and can I get a refund?

First, you’ll want to call the airline, hotel, or online travel agent who you booked with. Not sure which company you used? You’ll see their name on your bank or credit card statement as well as the email you received from them to confirm the booking.

My flight has been canceled due to coronavirus. How do I get a refund?

Call the airline or online travel agent you booked with if your flight is cancelled. With so many travel plans changed, it may take longer than usual to speak to someone who can help, but keep trying. If the airline or online travel agent tells you that a refund isn’t available or they’ve stopped trading, it might be worth getting in touch with your credit card company if that’s how you booked. If you have travel insurance, get in touch with the provider as well.

Will my travel insurance cover coronavirus flight cancellations?

It all depends on your travel insurance policy as to whether flight cancellations are covered. Check your provider’s website or give them a call to find out more about your specific situation.

Find answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 from the WHO. We have also responded to the top questions from our traveler community in a comprehensive Q&A, filled with the coronavirus information you’ve been asking about most.

This page was last updated on October 22, 2021. To our knowledge, the information on this page was correct at the time of publication. However, given the nature of the COVID-19 crisis, information will vary by location and change at short notice and over time. We will do our best to keep this page up-to-date, however this cannot be guaranteed.  

This page has been created for general guidance only and has not been designed for you or any specific circumstances relevant to you. It is highly recommended that you check your government’s latest travel advice for coronavirus information before traveling or making any decisions to travel.