Due to the corona crisis, we receive questions about the current U.S. travel restrictions as well as about the quarantine and COVID-19 regulations that apply upon entry and within the United States. We therefore provide general information regarding quarantine in the U.S. and also refer to the current COVID-19 / quarantine regulations of all U.S. states.
In general, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, stricter entry controls and quarantine requirements apply to those travelers who are currently still allowed to cross the border if they
Therefore, the place of residence or the region before entering the U.S. is essential. The respective nationality and residence status of the U.S. travelers are so to speak "irrelevant" here, as U.S. citizens and Green Card holders returning to the U.S. as well as foreign travelers with a valid ESTA or visa and National Interest Exception are subject to the current quarantine regulations.
Although the entry procedure may vary depending on the U.S. state or port of entry, the following quarantine requirements and controls currently apply when traveling from Corona Travel Ban countries:
The rerouting to certain U.S. airports equipped with special health centres, introduced in March 2020, has been lifted since September 14, 2020. With immediate effect, U.S. travelers with appropriate National Interest Exceptions (NIE) from Corona Travel Ban regions can therefore use all U.S. airports that are served. It is not yet possible to say whether this will lead to problems upon entry and changes in health checks.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is subject to almost constant fluctuations, quarantine rules and regulations in the 50 states are constantly being adapted.
The quarantine and COVID-19 regulations within the USA are very different, which makes it difficult for U.S. travelers to always stay informed. While there are strict quarantine regulations in some U.S. states (Alaska, Hawaii, etc.), there are hardly any regulations in other regions of the United States. Companies and their employees must therefore make sure they are aware of the current regulations before entering the country.
In the following we refer to the official COVID-19 security information of the individual U.S. states. This list is in alphabetical order.
|COVID-19 guidelines of the 50 U.S. states|
|Alabama||Tourism Department||Department of Public Health|
|Alaska||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health and Social Services|
|Arizona||Office of Tourism||Department of Health Services|
|Arkansas||Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism||Department of Health|
|Colorado||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Public Health & Environment|
|Connecticut||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Public Health|
|Delaware||Tourism Office||Division of Public Health|
|Florida||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|Georgia||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Public Health|
|Hawaii||Tourism Authority||State Department of Health|
|Idaho||Department of Commerce - Tourism Development||Department of Health and Welfare|
|Illinois||City of Chicago COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Public Health|
|Indiana||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|Iowa||Tourism Office||Department of Public Health|
|Kalifornien||Office of Tourism||Department of Public Health|
|Kansas||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health and Environment|
|Kentucky||Team Kentucky||Department for Public Health|
|Louisiana||Travel Association||Department of Health|
|Maine||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health and Human Services|
|Maryland||Office of Tourism||Department of Health|
|Massachusetts||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Public Health|
|Michigan||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health and Human Services|
|Minnesota||Tourism Office||Department of Health|
|Mississippi||Development Authority||State Department of Health|
|Missouri||Division of Tourism||Department of Health and Senior Services|
|Montana||Office of Tourism||Department of Public Health and Human Services|
|Nebraska||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health and Human Services|
|Nevada||COVID-19 Advisory||Division of Public and Behavioral Health|
|New Hampshire||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health and Human Services|
|New Jersey||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|New Mexico||Tourism Department||Department of Health|
|New York||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|North Carolina||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health and Human Services|
|North Dakota||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|Ohio||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|Oklahoma||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|Oregon||Tourism Commission||Health Authority, Public Health Division|
|Pennsylvania||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|Rhode Island||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|South Carolina||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health and Environmental Control|
|South Dakota||Department of Tourism||Department of Health|
|Tennessee||Department of Tourist Development||Department of Health|
|Texas||Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism||Department of State Health Services|
|Utah||Office of Tourism||Department of Health|
|Vermont||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|Virginia||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
|Washington, D.C.||COVID-19 Advisory|
|Washington||Tourism Alliance||State Department of Health|
|West Virginia||Tourism Office||Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health|
|Wisconsin||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health Services|
|Wyoming||COVID-19 Advisory||Department of Health|
For more information about current quarantine regulations, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
Please note that the final decision on to the eligibility of each individual to enter the United States is made by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the border.
Updated on 7.10.2020