Travel & COVID-19

While Jefferson County is making progress in curbing the spread of COVID-19, JCPH reminds residents to take travel precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

If you are fully vaccinated:

  • You do not need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months. You should still follow all other travel recommendations. 
  • As required by federal law, wear a mask on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within or out of the U.S. and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. 
  • In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, wear a mask in crowded settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
  • After travel, self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. Isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations and requirements. 
  • Click here for more information about international travel.

If you are not vaccinated:

  • Before you travel, get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.
  • As required by federal law, wear a mask on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within or out of the U.S. and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. 
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • After you travel, get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. 
    • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations and requirements.
  • Click here for more information about international travel. The CDC recommends that you do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated.

Visit covid19.colorado.gov/travel or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html for more tips on protecting yourself and others while traveling.