Traveling Restrictions by State

This report was last updated Nov. 20, 2020. Colby will update this report on a weekly basis before Thanksgiving, but members of the Colby community are strongly encouraged to review their destination state guidance directly before departing Colby. Persons who are traveling internationally are strongly encouraged to confirm that their travel plan complies with the travel restrictions for their destination country.

The following link provides travel advisories for all countries:  Travel.State.gov > Travel Advisories

To access information related to travel restrictions in a specific country, persons should first search for and click on their desired country and then access the link to the country’s embassy COVID-19 page. If members of the Colby community need assistance identifying applicable guidance or restrictions, they may contact covid-19@colby.edu. This report contains only those states that students have listed with Colby as their point of origin. 

Traveling Restrictions by State
Alaska
Alaska requires anyone traveling to the state, including residents, to submit a Travel Declaration and Self-Isolation Plan through the portal on the link provided. They must also arrive with proof of a qualifying negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, or receive a COVID-19 test for no cost when they arrive and self-quarantine until results arrive, or self-quarantine for either 14 days or the duration of their trip (whichever is shorter).
Arizona
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Arizona.
Arkansas
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Arkansas.
California
California recommends a 14-day quarantine for visitors from out of state, including California residents.
Colorado
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Colorado.
Connecticut
Maine is considered a “high risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to Connecticut need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and fill out a mandatory health form. Travelers can avoid or shorten the quarantine period by providing proof of a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. A test can also be taken after arriving, but the traveler must remain in isolation until written proof of the negative result is provided for the Commissioner of Public Health by email at DPH.COVID-Travel@ct.gov. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine becomes a “low risk” state.
Delaware
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Delaware.
District of Columbia
Maine is considered a “high risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to the District of Columbia need to get a test 72 hours before traveling, and if the test is positive, don’t travel. Travelers to D.C. must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or, to exit quarantine, receive a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours after their return to D.C. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine becomes a “low risk” state.
Florida
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Florida.
Georgia
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Georgia.
Hawaii
All travelers entering Hawaii must register for the Safe Travels online program. Then, they must either obtain a negative test result from a COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before travel or go into a 14-day self-quarantine once they arrive in Hawaii. If the result of the traveler’s test is still pending upon arrival, they must self-quarantine until they receive their negative result.
Idaho
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Idaho.
Illinois
Illinois does not have any required travel restrictions. It recommends, however, for those traveling to Illinois to stay home, if possible, and monitor health for 14 days. Chicago has an Emergency Travel Order in effect, but Maine is considered a “low-risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to Chicago do not need to quarantine. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine is added to the list of “high-risk” states.
Indiana
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Indiana.
Iowa
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Iowa.
Kansas
Those traveling from Maine do not need to quarantine when arriving in Kansas, however if they have attended an out-of-state event of 500 people or greater where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear masks, they need to quarantine upon arrival. Maine’s status as “low risk” may change. Please check the link provided to keep updated on information.
Kentucky
Maine is considered a “low-risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to Kentucky do not need to quarantine. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine is added to the list of “high-risk” states.
Louisiana
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Louisiana.
Maine
Since members of the Colby community are treated as residents of Maine for COVID-19 purposes, they are not required to be tested, quarantine, or fill out a certificate of compliance when traveling within Maine.
Maryland
Persons traveling to Maryland from a state with a positivity rate above 10 percent need to either get tested or self-quarantine for 14 days. Maine is considered “low risk,” and therefore travelers from Colby are exempt from travel restrictions.
Massachusetts
Maine is considered a “low-risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to Massachusetts do not need to fill out a travel form or quarantine. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine is added to the list of “high-risk” states.
Michigan
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Michigan.
Minnesota
Travelers, including residents, are asked to quarantine for 14 days when entering Minnesota.
Missouri
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Missouri.
Montana
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Montana.
Nebraska
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Nebraska.
Nevada
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Nevada.
New Hampshire
The two-week self-quarantine has been lifted for those traveling to New Hampshire from surrounding New England states (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island). Therefore, persons traveling to New Hampshire do not have any travel restrictions. This might change, so it is important to check the link provided.
New Jersey
Maine is considered a “high risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to New Jersey need to self-quarantine for 14 days. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine becomes a “low risk” state.
New Mexico
Maine is considered a “high risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to New Mexico need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine becomes a “low risk” state.
New York
Maine is considered a “high risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to New York need to fill out a travel form and self-quarantine for 14 days. In order to test out of the 14-day quarantine, travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York. Then, the traveler must, upon arrival, quarantine for three days. On day four of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, they may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative COVID test. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine becomes a “low risk” state.
North Carolina
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering North Carolina.
Ohio
Maine is considered a “low-risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to Ohio do not need to quarantine. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine is added to the list of “high-risk” states.
Oklahoma
Oklahoma requires people who travel to the state from an area with substantial community spread of COVID-19 to wear face covering in public spaces and limit participation in indoor gathering for 10-14 days. Persons traveling from Maine are coming from a “low-risk” state and are exempt from any travel restrictions. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine is added to the list of “high-risk” states.
Oregon
Oregon is urging travelers, including residents, to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to the state.
Pennsylvania
All travelers, including residents, entering Pennsylvania must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test in the 72 hours before entering the state, or they must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Rhode Island
Maine is considered a “low-risk” state; therefore, persons traveling to Rhode Island do not need to quarantine. It is important to check the link provided regularly in case Maine is added to the list of “high-risk” states.
South Carolina
South Carolina recommends that travelers to the state monitor their health, stay home as much as possible, and wear a mask in public.
Tennessee
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Tennessee.
Texas
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Texas.
Utah
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Utah.
Vermont
Travelers arriving in Vermont must quarantine for 14 days. This includes persons coming home to Vermont for college break and holiday. Travelers have the option to get a PCR test on or after day seven of quarantine and end their quarantine with a negative test result.
Virginia
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Virginia.
Washington
Washington is urging travelers, including residents, to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Wisconsin
Wisconsin asks travelers entering the state to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and to stay home as much as possible.
Wyoming
There are currently no travel restrictions or mandatory quarantine requirements for travelers entering Wyoming.
Travel restrictions during the pandemic can change quickly. Before traveling, individuals should check the travel website of their destination state for the most up-to-date information.