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CDPH Travel Guidance

We have received questions regarding travel and quarantine post-travel. Per the CDC and CDPH, fully vaccinated persons do not need to test or quarantine after domestic travel. They are advised to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms. Individuals do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months.

For unvaccinated individuals, CDC and CDPH recommend delaying travel until a person is fully vaccinated. CDPH guidelines for non-essential travel by (not fully) unvaccinated persons states the following for unvaccinated individuals:

  1. Except in connection with essential travel, Californians should avoid non-essential travel outside of California, to other states or countries unless they are fully vaccinated.This reduces the risk that new sources of infection and new virus strains could be introduced to California.

  2. Non-essential travelers from other states or countries, are strongly discouraged from entering California, and should adhere to the quarantine procedures set forth below.

  3. Non-essential travelers who are not fully vaccinated should get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before travel, and get tested 3-5 days upon arrival to their destination. They should stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if their test is negative.

  4. Non-essential travelers who are not fully vaccinated and don't get tested should stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel."

 For international travel, please see this CDC guidance.