Travel Orders

Read the official confinement order

Who's Affected

The amendment to the state health officer order allows people to travel freely within the United States and releases requirements for everyone except international travelers. Anyone traveling from another country, who is not merely passing through the state, must quarantine immediately upon entry to North Dakota for a period of 14 days or for the duration of the person's presence in North Dakota, whichever period is shorter.

Exemptions from Quarantine: 

  • People commuting internationally to and from North Dakota for work or for essential supplies and services.
  • Essential critical infrastructure workers, as defined by the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • International students traveling to North Dakota who are: 
    • Enrolled in the fall 2020 term at a college or university located in North Dakota
    • Who are tested for COVID-19 within 48 hours of arrival in North Dakota and have received a negative test result in writing. Students are subject to quarantine in accordance with this order until receiving written notification of a negative result. 

Affected individuals are encouraged to fill out the travel form to receive information on how to monitor for symptoms. If you have symptoms and wish to seek medical care, please call before you go in.

How to support those in quarantine

We talk a lot about what it means to be a good neighbor. Please support your neighbors in quarantine by picking up groceries and checking in them by phone or video chat. We’re all in this together. Learn more about protecting yourself and others.

Protocols for workers arriving from other countries

Employers should follow certain protocols if they have workers coming from other countries during this pandemic.

The following protocols should be followed:

  • From the time of arrival, workers should fill out the North Dakota Department of Health travel survey, have no contact with anyone in the community and quarantine for 14 days.
  • The employer should provide them essentials while they are quarantined such as food, cleaning products, sanitizer, toothpaste, toiletries, etc.
  • The employer should monitor the health and welfare of employees quarantined and ensure they are healthy before they are released to work.
  • Everyone should practice every day preventative behaviors, such as staying home when sick, avoiding contact with sick people, covering coughs and sneezes, frequently washing hands with soap and water and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.