Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state

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Editor’s Note — Because the vast majority of US states have eliminated Covid-19 travel restrictions, CNN will not be routinely updating this story any longer. It was last updated in its entirety on June 3. CNN will resume more frequent updates if the national situation changes.

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(CNN) — Total cases of Covid-19 reached around the 33.3 million mark in the United States by early June 2021. But with the ongoing vaccination campaign and declining rates of infection, domestic US travel picked up considerably. Very few states had travel restrictions heading into June — and the rules that are remaining are generally less strict.
As of June 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still warned against nonessential travel for people who are not fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine, and they don’t need to test negative before or after their travels unless the destination requires it.
If you do decide to travel to another state or territory, you should still check out the latest local guidance before you go. Even though almost all states have dropped their travel restrictions, their official websites have important Covid-19 safety information. This list is alphabetical and includes links to state websites:

Alabama

Alabama, Little River Canyon

In northeastern Alabama, Little River Canyon National Preserve features not only a swift flowing river but also overlooks, waterfalls, hiking trails and a scenic drive.

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Alaska

Visitors to Alaska are no longer required to have a negative result from a Covid-19 test to enter, though voluntary testing within 72 hours of arrival is still highly recommended. You’re requested to upload results to the Alaska Safe Travels portal. You can also test for free upon arrival. Fully vaccinated travelers are not asked to test or self-quarantine.

Airport testing remains available. All travelers to Alaska can get a free Covid-19 vaccine at participating airports.

Arizona

Arkansas

California

venice beach boardwalk

Venice Beach’s famous boardwalk is home to surf shops, bikes and a bohemian vibe.

Getty Images/trekandshoot

Almost all of California is open to out-of-state visitors again. People not fully vaccinated are encouraged but not required to self-quarantine upon entering the state. All restrictions except those on conventions of more than 5,000 people are expected to be lifted by June 15. You can click here to find out local travel information. You can check here for updates on California more generally.

Colorado

Connecticut

Connecticut no longer has travel restrictions. Covid-19 tests and quarantines for nonvaccinated travelers are now just recommended but not required. Travelers are asked to follow CDC travel guidelines. Please check here for updates.

Delaware

Florida

Day yields to night on Apalachicola Bay on the Florida Panhandle.

Day yields to night on Apalachicola Bay on the Florida Panhandle.

Forrest Brown/CNN

Georgia

Hawaii

As of June 3, Hawaii had the strictest entry requirements in the United States. Since the situation there is still evolving, check here for more information. And you can follow CNN Travel’s story on Hawaii below, which is updated weekly.

Idaho

You can find Shoshone Falls on the Snake River outside the town of Twin Falls.

You can find Shoshone Falls on the Snake River outside the town of Twin Falls.

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Illinois

Chicago has had separate system that requires Covid-19 testing or quarantine if the visitor comes from a state with a significant infection rate. But as of June 3, no states were at the threshold to require a test or quarantine.

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

A beam of light shines through a natural arch in the chalk pyramids at Monument Rocks, Kansas.

A beam of light shines through a natural arch in the chalk pyramids at Monument Rocks, Kansas.

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While mostly open, Kansas has had some rather specific quarantine requirements based on previous travel destinations and when you went there. They are subject to frequent change. Check here for updates and more details.

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Every Maine resident has an opinion about where to get the best lobster, and many will say the best lobster can be found at their homes.

Every Maine resident has an opinion about where to get the best lobster, and many will say the best lobster can be found at their homes.

Josh Sarlo/CNN

Visitors from all states are exempt from travel restrictions unless determined otherwise by the Maine CDC. Travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival and fill out a travel protocol form if they are arriving from a nonexempt state. As of June 3, all states were exempt. Check here for updates.

Maryland

Massachusetts

People are asked to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers who are fully vaccinated or who have a negative Covid-19 test up to 72 hours before arrival are exempt. Visitors may also test once they arrive in the state, but are asked to quarantine until they receive a negative result. For more exemptions and updates, check here.

Michigan

Middle America's best offshore Victorian time warp can be found on Mackinac Island.

Middle America’s best offshore Victorian time warp can be found on Mackinac Island.

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Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Wildlife spotting draws people to Montana. Especially thrilling is catching a sight of bison.

Wildlife spotting draws people to Montana. Especially thrilling is catching a sight of bison.

CNN/Beau Molloy

Nebraska

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Nebraska. International travelers have Covid-19 testing and quarantining requirements, which can be found here.

Nevada

New Hampshire

Domestic visitors to New Hampshire no longer need to quarantine or take a Covid-19 test to travel to New Hampshire, but it is still recommended to get tested three to five days after arrival. However, people who have had traveled internationally within 10 days of arriving in New Hampshire or have been on a cruise ship do need to follow testing and quarantine protocols unless they meet certain exceptions. Check here for important details.

New Jersey

The summer beach and amusement season is coming to Wildwood and other coastal spots in New Jersey.

The summer beach and amusement season is coming to Wildwood and other coastal spots in New Jersey.

Mark Makela/Getty Images

New Mexico

New York

Central Park New York City

This statue of Alice in Wonderland is just one of many hidden treasures in Manhattan’s Central Park.

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North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

There are no statewide travel restrictions in Ohio. The state encourages travelers to follow CDC guidance. Check here for details.

Oklahoma

You can find the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Oklahoma.

You can find the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Oklahoma.

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Oregon

People arriving in Oregon from other states or countries, including returning Oregon residents, are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. Nonessential travel, which includes tourism, is discouraged unless you’re fully vaccinated. Check here for updates and details as well as exemption requirements. Oregon also has a county-by-county risk assessment map you can check before you travel.

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Superb surf breaks are scattered around the island, especially on the north shore and west end, where monster waves roll in from the open Atlantic.

Superb surf breaks are scattered around the island, especially on the north shore and west end, where monster waves roll in from the open Atlantic.

Courtesy Rafael Buxeda Diaz/See Puerto Rico

Fully vaccinated travelers to this US commonwealth island must upload their vaccination card to the island’s online portal, which will generate a QR code. Non-vaccinated travelers on domestic flights must have a negative result from a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. If you come without a test, you must test with 48 hours of arrival and quarantine pending results. Check here for updates and details.

Rhode Island

Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to quarantine if it’s been at least 14 days since your final vaccine, and you have not showed symptoms of Covid-19 before traveling to Rhode Island.

Unvaccinated domestic travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival if coming from a state considered a “hot spot.”

Unvaccinated international travelers must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Quarantine time can be shortened to seven days if you receive a negative Covid-19 test at least five days after you’ve arrived.

South Carolina

South Dakota

In 1876, Deadwood was founded, fueled by a quest for gold and drawing the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

In 1876, Deadwood was founded, fueled by a quest for gold and drawing the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

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Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Vermont no longer has testing or quarantine requirements for domestic visitors. Check here for updates, gathering limitations and mask rules for unvaccinated people.

Virginia

Washington, DC

Washington state

West Virginia

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is a top draw in West Virginia, including its iconic bridge.

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is a top draw in West Virginia, including its iconic bridge.

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Wisconsin

There are no statewide travel restrictions. However, the state is discouraging nonessential travel unless you’re fully vaccinated. Check here for updates.

Wyoming

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