Travel

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Current travel recommendations
  • If you are sick, do not travel.
  • If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 (older adults and people with chronic medical conditions), avoid non-essential travel.
  • Follow CDC recommendations on travel to areas where there is widespread transmission of COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
  • Some resort communities in Colorado are currently experiencing community transmission and outbreaks. Check the data page to find out what is happening in Colorado.

Everyone should seriously consider canceling non-essential travel.

  • COVID-19 cases are occurring in many states and countries around the world. While there may not be community spread in these places, community spread may start occurring.
    • Community spread (or transmission) means there are cases and outbreaks in many communities where people are spreading the virus to other people. People may not know how they got the virus.
  • Traveling to places where there is community transmission means you might be exposed to COVID-19 or get sick with COVID-19 while you are away from home. If one of those things happens:
    • You may have to quarantine (if not sick) for 14 days in the place you traveled to.
    • You may have to to isolate (if sick) for 7 days or longer in the place you traveled to.
    • You may have to do one of these things when you return home.
  • Traveling to other places means you may spread the disease to others before you know you have it.
Visitors to Colorado
  • If you are visiting Colorado, start showing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and believe you have been exposed to COVID-19:
    • Stay inside your lodging/residence except to get medical care (see below).
      • People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 may be able to isolate at their lodging/residence during their illness.
    • Avoid public areas.
    • Avoid public transportation including buses, taxis, and rideshares
    • Separate yourself from other people.
      • As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people. Use a separate bathroom if available.
  • If you need medical attention, CALL a hospital, urgent care, or other health care facility ahead BEFORE going in. Tell them your symptoms. This will help the health care provider take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
  • If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 and tell the dispatcher your symptoms.
Travelers should stay informed and take preventive actions
  • Protect yourself from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol.
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, then throw the tissue away and wash your hands. Use your inner elbow or sleeve if you don’t have a tissue.
    • Avoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • People who are not sick do not need facemasks to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Ill people should wear a mask, if available, to protect family members or in any scenario where a mask is needed to prevent the spread of germs.
More information for travelers