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Providing you with the information you need to travel safely is my top priority. COVID-19 protocols and restrictions continue to change daily. Here are the most current updates regarding COVID-19 and domestic and international travel. As always, please continue to consult your local and state health care officials for health care advice and up-to-the-minute changes to local regulations.

NEW CDC TRAVEL REGULATIONS – UPDATED JANUARY 18, 2021

The new regulations apply to international travelers coming into the USA, regardless of citizenship.

Here is what we know:
  • If a passenger tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three months, she/he does not need another test. Instead, she/he can travel with documentation of a positive viral test results and a letter from her healthcare provider or a public health official stating she is cleared for travel.
  • Regardless of citizenship, all inbound passengers must get tested no more than 3-days before their flight departs for the USA. The test must be a viral test. (NAAT or antigen)
  • It’s the airline’s responsibility to confirm a COVID-19 negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding and to deny boarding if no documentation exists. Passengers must also fill out a CDC attestation form.
  • The test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy) of a laboratory test. It must include information that identifies the person, a specimen collection date, the type of test administered, and verification information, such as the name and contact information for the laboratory that performed the test.
  • Upon arrival in the U.S., the CDC recommends, but doesn’t require, that travelers get retested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home or otherwise self-quarantine for seven days after travel. Keep in mind that your state may have more stringent requirements for returning travelers.
  • Notably, the order allows CDC to grant waivers based on CDC’s determination that a foreign country lacks available COVID-19 testing capacity.
  • The new regulations begin on January 26, 2021
  • You’ll find answers to FAQs HERE

Government Agencies

U.S.Department of State Before you go guide
U.S. Department of State  COVID-19 Traveler Information 
Department of Homeland Security Process for Americans Returning
from Certain European Countries, China, and Iran

Health Organizations

CDC- U.S. Center for Disease Control Covid-19 Resources.
CDC –Travel Notices
Mayo Clinic Covid-19 Travel Advice
John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
WHO – World Health Organization Covid-19 Travel Advice

U.S. COVID-19 Information

Multi-State COVID-19 Reopening Guide COVID-19 Resources
CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker (by state) COVID-19 Resources CDC
COVID-19 Travel Recommendations By Country COVID-19 Resources

U.S. Locations

Alaska – Safe Travels 
Hawaii – Safe Travels
National Parks – Update

Airlines

Delta Airlines Cleaning Protocols and COVID-19 Resources
American Airlines  Clean Commitment and COVID-19 Resource
United Airlines Clean Plus and  COVID-19 Resources
Southwest COVID-19 Resources & Information
Alaska Airline COVID-19 Resources
Hawaiian Airlines COVID-19 Resources
Air Canada COVID-19 Resources

EVA – COVID-19 Update
Emirates COVID-19 Resources
Cathay Pacific – COVID-19 Update
Japan Airlines – Entry Information
Singapore Airlines – Health & Safety Update 
Air New Zealand – COVID-19 Update
Quantas – Fly Well Update
Fiji Airways – COVID-19 Update

Hotels 

Hotels IHG – COVID-19 Update
Hilton Hotels – Clean Stay Update
Marriott – Commitment to Clean
Radisson Hotel Group – COVID-19 Updates
Red Carnation Hotel Group – Safe Travel Information

Disney Hotels – Health & Safety Measures
Four Seasons – Health & Safety Program
Hyatt – Cleanliness Commitment
Universal Studios – Reopening Safety Information

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  • Stay Safe Travel Guide & Infographic 
  • Return to Travel Resources Guide