COVID-19 Travel Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 | COVID-19

Updated Aug. 31, 2021

Travel Information

Spokane Regional Health District and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) ask Washington residents to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 travel guidance.

Domestic Travel

It is best to delay all travel until you are fully vaccinated.** If you are unvaccinated, follow CDC requirements for unvaccinated travelers. If you are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization, you can travel safely within the United States (see recommendations and requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated people below). Make sure to research COVID-19 guidelines and requirements for your destination Learn more

Travel Testing Information

International Travel

International travel poses added risks even for those who are fully vaccinated; international travelers are at increased risk for getting and potentially spreading COVID-19 due the current COVID-19 situation and the spread of new or concerning variants. CDC requires that all air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than three days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months before they board a flight to the United States (see recommendations and requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated people below). Learn more

Travel Testing Information

Face Coverings

Masks are required on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations, regardless of vaccination status.

See the information in the sections below for travel recommendations/requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. For testing information, visit the testing locations page.


Travel Overview

Domestic Travel

Recommendation/Requirement Not vaccinated Fully Vaccinated**

Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before travel.

Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days.
Stay home 10 days if you don’t get tested.

Self-monitor for symptoms after travel; get tested if symptoms develop.

Wear a mask* and take other COVID-19 precautions

Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

International Travel

Recommendation/Requirement

Not Vaccinated
Fully Vaccinated**

Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before travel.

Mandatory test required before flying to U.S.

Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel.

Self-quarantine after travel for 7 days with a negative test or 10 days without test.

Self-monitor for symptoms after travel; get tested if symptoms develop.

Wear a mask* and take other COVID-19 precautions.

Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.

*Masks are required on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

** People are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after second dose in a 2-dose series, like Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson.


For More Information

See the CDC’s recommendations to travelers, COVID-19 Travel page and Travel Planner for the most up-to-date information about travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. See the domestic and international travel pages for recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.