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Travel and Transportation FAQs

  • Are airports, bridges, and tunnels open?

    Last Updated: 04/14/2021
    NOTICE TO TRAVELERS: New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time. Unvaccinated travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the im...
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  • If I am visiting or returning to New Jersey after international travel, do I need to quarantine?

    Last Updated: 04/13/2021
    Note: The CDC requires all air passengers arriving in the United States from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative...
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  • Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

    Last Updated: 04/05/2021
    New Jersey continues to strongly discourage all non-essential interstate travel at this time. Unvaccinated travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate re...
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  • What is the risk of getting COVID-19 on an airplane?

    Air travel requires spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which can bring you in close contact with other people and frequently touched surfaces. Most viruses and other germs do no...
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  • Are layovers included in CDC’s recommendation to avoid nonessential travel?

    Yes. Airport layovers in international destinations with a level 3 travel health notice are included in CDC's recommendation to avoid nonessential travel. If a layover is unavoidable, CDC recommend...
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  • My family member died from COVID-19 while overseas. What are the requirements for returning the body to the United States?

    CDC does not require an autopsy before the remains of a person who died overseas are returned to the United States. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the death, some countries may require ...
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  • After arriving from a country with a level 3 travel health notice related to COVID-19, when can I return to work?

    Currently, all travelers arriving from a country or region with widespread ongoing transmission of COVID-19 (Level 3 Travel Health Notice) should stay home for 14 days after their arrival. At home,...
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  • What should I do if a member of my family dies from COVID-19 while they are overseas?

    When a US citizen dies outside the United States, the deceased person's next of kin or legal representative should notify US consular officials at the Department of State. Consular personnel are av...
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  • Can I travel to the United States with dogs or import dogs into the United States during the COVID-19 outbreak?

    Please refer to CDC's requirements for bringing a dog to the United States. The current requirements for rabies vaccination apply to dogs imported from China, a high-risk country for rabies. Source...
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  • Should I cancel my trip or travel plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. You can get COVID-19 during your travels. You may feel wel...
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  • How are travelers from countries with a level 3 health notice being screened when they enter the United States?

    At this time, American citizens, lawful permanent residents, and family members (as specified in the Presidential Proclamation) who have been in countries with widespread ongoing transmission (Leve...
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  • Should travelers wear facemasks?

    Up to 25 percent of people infected with the novel coronavirus may not exhibit symptoms, and could be able to spread COVID-19 to others by breathing or talking. Furthermore, those who are infected ...
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  • What happens if there is a sick passenger on a flight?

    Under current federal regulations, pilots must report all illnesses and deaths to CDC before arriving to a US destination. According to CDC disease protocols, if a sick traveler is considered to be...
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  • Can CDC help me get a refund from my airline or cruise line?

    Each company establishes its own refund policies, and CDC cannot intervene to get them to change their policies. Some companies may base their policies on CDC's travel health notices. The decision ...
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  • Is it safe to go on a cruise?

    CDC recommends all travelers, particularly older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions defer all cruise ship travel worldwide. Recent reports of COVID-19 on cruise sh...
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