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Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

Last Updated: 11/08/2021

As of May 17, 2021, New Jersey's travel advisory is no longer in effect.

All travelers are encouraged to follow travel recommendations from the CDC. International travelers must also follow federal requirements, summarized below. The CDC recommends delaying all domestic and international travel until you are fully vaccinated.

Travelers leaving New Jersey should check with the travel destination and transportation carrier (i.e., airline, cruise ship, etc.) to see if there are any additional health and safety protocols or requirements. In addition, travelers should also check with their employers, schools, and other entities that may have quarantine policies for individuals returning from travel. For example, schools are encouraged to have quarantine policies in place for students and staff.

Domestic Travel

For those traveling to or from New Jersey, domestic travel is considered to be any travel lasting 24 hours or longer to any U.S. states or territories other than Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware.

The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated individuals who do travel should get tested 1-3 days before their trip and 3-5 days after travel. Even if they test negative, the CDC recommends unvaccinated individuals stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after domestic travel, and for 10 days if they are unable to test.

Fully vaccinated individuals and those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months do not need to get tested or self-quarantine after travel. However, the CDC recommends fully vaccinated individuals self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms.

Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
For more information, refer to the CDC's guidance for domestic travel.

International Travel

The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated. Before traveling internationally, check the COVID-19 situation at your destination and follow any requirements at your destination, including mask wearing, proof vaccination, testing, or quarantine. If you are not fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.

All air passengers – 2 years or older – are required to present a negative COVID-19 viral test result to enter the United States, within a time period based on their vaccination status. Unvaccinated individuals must be tested no more than 1 day before the flight's departure from the foreign country. Fully vaccinated individuals must show proof of vaccination and be tested no more than 3 days before the flight's departure from the foreign country. Travelers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or immigrant, you must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane. Limited exceptions apply.

After arrival to the United States, all travelers should get tested with a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after travel, self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms. Unvaccinated travelers should stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days, even if they test negative, and for 10 days if they are unable to test.

Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

For more information, refer to the CDC's guidance for international travel.

Testing and Vaccination

COVID-19 testing is available to everyone in New Jersey. You don't need insurance and free testing is available. Find a testing location near you.

Everyone 5 years or older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey and encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. To learn more about where to get vaccinated, visit covid19.nj.gov/vaccine