Travel Guidance


Travel Guidance

Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus (even if you aren't showing symptoms). 

Don't travel if you are sick or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. 

If you travel:


  • For domestic/international travel, CDC recommends testing 1-3 days before travel. Some international destinations require testing 72 hours before travel. 
  • Confirm with your airline for specific travel requirements needed to fly. 
  • No travel is allowed by air if test is positive and you are within your deemed infectious period. 
  • If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more that 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

While Traveling:

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others around you. 
  • Practice social distancing when possible. 
  • Wash your hands often. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. 

Post Travel:


  • For domestic/international travel, CDC recommends testing 3-5 days after travel AND reducing non-essential activities for a full 7 days, even if you test negative. 
  • If you don't get tested, consider reducing non-essential activities for 10 days after travel.
  • If your test is positive or you have symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself from others and follow North Dakota Department of Health recommendations. 

Please click here to see all State Health Officer orders including those related to travel and quarantine.