U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

06/10/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2021 15:44

When NOT to Travel: Avoid Spreading COVID-19

Don't travel or cross borders while sick with symptoms of COVID-19 (even if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from COVID-19 in the past). Stay home and isolate yourself from others until it's safe for you to end home isolation.

If you need to travel to get medical care, the safest way to travel is by ambulance, air ambulance, or private vehicle. If you use paratransit services, call ahead to notify the service of your illness so they can take precautions to protect the driver and other staff; no other passengers should share the vehicle. Wear a mask while around others. Don't travel on commercial vehicles (bus, taxi, rideshare), trains, airplanes, ships, or boats while sick.

If you test negative for COVID-19 but you are still sick, postpone your travel until you're well - other contagious diseases can spread through travel, too. If you have a fever (feel feverish or have a temperature of 100.4oF [38oC] or higher), wait at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without using fever-reducing medications.

If you test positive for COVID-19, see Scenario 2.