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 up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines:

  • You do not need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines or have tested positive for COVID-19 (with a viral test, not an antibody test) in the 90 days before exposure. 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 a high COVID-19 Community Level, people might choose to wear a mask outdoors when in sustained close contact with other people, particularly if they or someone they live with has a weakened immune system or is at increased risk for severe disease.
  • 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 or up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines:

  • Delay travel until you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
  • 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. 
  • 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 5 days after travel. 
    • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 5 days.
    • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • 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 up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

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.