Travel during COVID-19 in United States
COVID information on travelling to, from and within Canada.
Travel during Covid into/within Europe
No matter where you plan to travel, make sure you check for your destination twice: once when you are planning your trip, and again shortly before you leave. Safety and security conditions may change between the date you book your travel and your departure date.
Travel Covid USA
Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread SARS-CoV-2 and can now travel at low risk to themselves within the United States. International travelers need to pay close attention to the situation at their international destinations before traveling due to the spread of new variants and because the burden of COVID-19 varies globally.
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus).
Information for People Traveling within the United States and U.S. Territories
Domestic travel (within the United States or to a U.S. territory)
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get a SARS-CoV-2 viral test before or after domestic travel, unless testing is required by local, state, or territorial health authorities.
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine following domestic travel
Make sure to plan ahead:
Check the current COVID-19 situation at your destination.
Make sure you understand and follow all state, local, and territorial travel restrictions, including mask wearing, proof of vaccination, testing, or quarantine requirements.
For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state or territorial and local health department’s website where you are, along your route, and where you are going.
If traveling by air, check if your airline requires any testing, vaccination, or other documents.
Prepare to be flexible during your trip as restrictions and policies may change during your travel.
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before leaving the United States unless required by their destination.
Fully vaccinated air travelers coming to the United States from abroad, including U.S. citizens, are still required to have a negative SARS-CoV-2 viral test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.
International travelers arriving in the United States are still recommended to get a SARS-CoV-2 viral test 3-5 days after travel regardless of vaccination status.
Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine in the United States following international travel.
Information for U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, and Immigrants
What You Need to Know
Do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated.
Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation and travel requirements before traveling. Countries may have their own entry and exit requirements.
When you travel to the United States by air, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before you board your flight. The timing of this test depends on your vaccination status and age.
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) traveling into, within, or out of the United States and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).
Travel Covid Canada
COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada
If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller you are:
Required to show a pre-entry molecular test
Required to use ArriveCAN
Required to take an arrival test if selected
Exempt from quarantine
Exempt from Day-8 testing
All travellers are eligible to enter Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller regardless of citizenship.
Canadians are always eligible to enter Canada but must complete testing requirements and mandatory quarantine if they do not qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller
A pre-entry molecular test is required for all travellers. A rapid antigen test will not be accepted.
If you provide essential services or already qualify for other exemptions from quarantine and Day-8 testing, you don’t need to be considered a fully vaccinated traveller to enter Canada. If you think you qualify for other exemptions, find out if your travel is exempt.
Short trips 72 hours or less by land and air
Starting November 30, 2021, Canadians or individuals who have right of entry, qualify as fully vaccinated travellers and who re-enter Canada within 72 hours of leaving, won’t have to provide a pre-entry molecular test result. This will also apply to their accompanying children under 12, regardless of whether or not the children are vaccinated.
Individuals with right of entry include: Canadian citizens, permanent residents, those registered under the Indian Act, and their accompanying children under 12.
When travelling within Canada
You must be prepared to show proof of vaccination to board a plane or train. This applies to all travellers 12 years of age and older who are
- air passengers flying on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada
- rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains
To allow travellers time to become fully vaccinated, there will be a short transition period when they will be able to travel if they show a valid COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of travel as an alternative to providing proof of full vaccination. If travellers have not already started the vaccination process, or do not start soon, they risk not qualifying for travel as of November 30, 2021.
A proof of vaccination will be required for all plane or train travel within Canada.
Travel Covid Europe
Are you travelling from outside the EU?
Who should be allowed to travel into the EU?
According to the recommendation, the following categories of persons should be allowed to travel into the EU under certain conditions:
non-essential travellers from countries on the EU’s list
If you’re looking for the list and for more information on travel restrictions when travelling from third countries into the EU, please consult this page:
COVID-19: travel within the EU
From 1 July 2021, the EU digital COVID certificate is available and active across the EU, making it easier to travel across EU countries.
The EU digital COVID certificate facilitates safe and free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The certificate, which is available in digital and paper format, provides proof that a person has either:
- been vaccinated against COVID-19
- received a negative test result
- recovered from COVID-19
The certificate is in use from 1 July 2021, and is valid across all 27 EU countries, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Holding the certificate is not a precondition for exercising free movement rights and it is not a travel document.
Check the latest COVID-19 travel risk map, updated every Thursday:
Re-open EU is an app and a website offering all the essential information on borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, public health and safety measures such as physical distancing or wearing of face masks, as well as other practical information for travellers.
You can use the travel planner to plan your travels safely between EU countries.
All the information is available in the 24 official EU languages.