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Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

Last Updated: 02/04/2022

As of May 17, 2021, New Jersey's travel advisory is no longer in effect.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 up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

Do NOT travel if you are sick, tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for your test results, or had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 and are recommended to quarantine.

If you are NOT up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, you should get tested 1-3 days before your trip and 3-5 days after travel. The CDC also recommends staying home and self-quarantining for 5 days after domestic travel.

If you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines or if you have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months, you do not need to get tested or self-quarantine after travel. However, the CDC recommends self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms, and isolating and getting tested if you develop symptoms.

In New Jersey, face masks are no longer required in most outdoor and indoor settings. The Department of Health recommends wearing a face mask whenever you have symptoms of COVID-19, tested positive, were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19, or live in a county with elevated or "high" COVID community levels.

For more information, refer to the CDC's guidance for domestic travel or the NJ Department of Health's travel page.

International Travel

The CDC recommends delaying travel until you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines. 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 vaccinated or NOT up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC recommends a viral test 1-3 days before your trip.

All air passengers two years of age or older, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before boarding a flight from a foreign country to the United States. If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with proper documentation of recovery from COVID-19.

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. If you are NOT vaccinated or NOT up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, you should stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel.

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 or the NJ Department of Health's travel page.

Testing and Vaccination

COVID-19 testing is available to everyone in New Jersey. You don't need insurance and free testing is available. Visit covid19.nj.gov/testing to find a testing location near you or order a free at-home testing kit.

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.

If you're already vaccinated, get a booster. Studies show immunity wanes over time with COVID-19 vaccines, increasing the risk of getting a breakthrough infection and spreading it to others. To protect yourself and your loved ones, get a booster shot at any vaccination location. Learn more.