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Traveling Out of North Dakota


Do NOT travel if you are sick or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. No travel is allowed by air if test is positive and you are within your infectious period.

The COVID-19 public health hotline is available at 866-207-2880, press option 1, Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Holidays may affect these times. 

Are You Traveling Out of North Dakota?

Are You Traveling Out of North Dakota?

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. 

Make sure you are informed about what you need to return to the United States. The North Dakota Department of Health is not aware of what options are available at your destination to meet U.S., carrier, or other destination requirements.

If you are traveling out of North Dakota and need to be tested for COVID-19. Please find a location that provides testing here. At your testing site, please tell the staff that you are testing for travel purposes and what type of test you require for your destination. Disclosing you are a traveler does not prioritize or rush your result; it allows us to more easily track your sample to provide you with your result as soon as it is available.

  • If you need a copy of the North Dakota State Lab's CLIA certificate, please click here.
  • If you need proof of your "release of isolation" or "documentation of recovery" for travel, please fill out the travel survey.
  • If you need proof of your vaccine received in North Dakota, please click here

Travel to Canada:

Additional information for travel to Canada from North Dakota can be found here.


Arriving in Canada:

Have the following items with you for assessment by a government official at the border: