Traveling During COVID-19

Travel increases the chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Protect yourself and others by staying up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and wearing a mask while in indoor, public places. 

Visiting Washington or coming home?

Please observe the following precautions for the duration of your stay, especially if you are not vaccinated or have a compromised immune system: 

  • 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. If you feel sick, don't go out. 

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.

Other travel    

  • Employers with concerns about employee travel can contact the state Business Response Center with questions.   
  • Find advice for international travel at the Department of State.
  • Workers in the construction industry, traveling to Washington from a non-contiguous state, must either quarantine for 14-days OR obtain a COVID-19 test once they arrive and receive a negative result.

International travel

If you're planning to travel outside the U.S., be aware of COVID-19 international travel advisories and restrictions. Guidance on international travel changes as the virus situation develops. Check for the latest information before you travel.

More travel information

For more travel links, visit this website.