Traveling During COVID-19

The current travel restrictions are posted on the WA State Department of Health website here: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/Travel 

There are also recommended travel advisories located here: https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-issues-travel-advisory-washington 

Visiting Washington?

On Dec. 21, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a Proclamation:

View a list of countries where the new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, 501Y.V, has been identified.

On Nov. 13, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory  that recommends people arriving in Washington from other states or countries, including returning Washington residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These individuals should also limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel, to include work and study, critical infrastructure support and immediate medical care. As of Nov. 17, Gov. Inslee issued new guidelines for indoor gatherings with people outside the household.

Please observe the following precautions for the duration of your stay:

  • Visit the county status page to see which phase the county you’ll be visiting is currently in. Not all businesses or activities may be allowed. Observe all Safe Start restrictions and limit travel between counties.
  • Limit close contact to a small group of people and avoid large crowds.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet or more from people not in your travel party.
  • Wear a mask or face covering in public.
  • Watch for symptoms and take your temperature every day. If you feel sick, do not go out and contact a health provider to get tested.
  • Keep a record of the places you go with times and dates. If you get sick, this information is crucial for our efforts to help alert others to possible exposure risk.
  • The CDC also has advice on considerations for staying overnight or hosting overnight guests as well as tips for staying overnight or hosting overnight guests.
  • Use this CDC tool to check on COVID-19 restrictions in the state you're visiting. You might also want to confirm those restrictions on the local website, as well.