Updated COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

As of April 18, 2022, masks on public transportation in the United States are no longer required. Read further for the latest CDC recommendations for traveling safely.

Here is the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding safety measures against the COVID-19 virus.

As of April 18, 2022, the CDC order from January 2021 requiring masks on public transportation has been lifted. Masks on public transportation and in public transportation hubs such as train stations are no longer legally required, but the CDC still recommends wearing masks or proper face coverings in all public spaces. 

Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel. All air passengers must also provide contact information to airlines to aid in contact tracing of COVID-19.

Here are some additional protective measures to continue taking as you travel:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask over your nose and mouth when around other people (more information about which masks are most effective can be found here)
  • Make sure that you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots, especially before traveling internationally (if you are not up to date, you should quarantine for a full 5 days after travel)
  • Be aware of non-citizen and non-immigrant regulations for travel to and from the United States
  • Before traveling, check the number of COVID-19 cases at your destination, and consider delaying travel to areas with high case levels
  • Make sure to keep up with the COVID-19 safety requirements at your destination
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water and use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

Do not travel if:

  • You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 (wait a full 10 days to travel after either a positive test or after your symptoms started)
  • You are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test
  • You have had close contact with a person testing positive for COVID-19 and have been recommended to quarantine (it is advisable to wait a full 10 days after exposure to travel, but 5 days is the minimum)

If you are not recommended to quarantine and it is essential that you travel during days 6 through 10, be sure to get tested for COVID-19 at least 5 days after your exposure to the virus. If you test negative and are free of symptoms, wear your mask while around people. You should not travel if you are unable to wear a mask.

If your COVID-19 test comes back positive while you are at your destination, you must postpone your trip home. You and any travel companions you may have must isolate and quarantine until it is safe for you to travel again.

It is also recommended that you get tested for COVID-19 again 3-5 days after your arrival in the United States. Testing locations near your destination can be found here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at info@gravityintprog.com. Stay safe and healthy!