Travel & COVID-19
Do not travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test or had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Make sure you are up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines before travel [external link].
- Before you travel, consider getting tested with a viral test [external link] 1-3 days before your trip.
- Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is recommended in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).
- Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation [external link] before traveling. State, tribal, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place.
- In areas with a high COVID-19 Community Level [external link], people might choose to wear a mask outdoors when in sustained close contact [external link] with other people, particularly if they or someone they live with has a weakened immune system [external link] or is at increased risk for severe disease [external link].
- If traveling by air, check if your airline requires any testing, vaccination or other documents.
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
- After travel, self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. Isolate [external link] and get tested if you develop symptoms.
- After you travel, get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel if traveling internationally or if your travel involved situations with greater risk of exposure such as being in crowded places while not wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator.
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
- If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you do not need to get tested if you recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. You should still follow all other travel recommendations.
- Learn more information about international travel [external link].
- Prepare to be flexible during your trip as restrictions and policies may change during your travel.
- Visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Travel page [external link] or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Domestic Travel During COVID-19 page [external link] for more tips on protecting yourself and others while traveling.