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Travel Information FAQs

  • Can I still use AirBnB or other short-term rental sites? Can I travel to my summer home?

    Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or ser...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Should I cancel my trip because of the COVID-19 outbreak?

    CDC provides recommendations for international travel, including guidance on when to consider postponing or canceling travel. Most of the time, this guidance is provided through travel health notic...
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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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  • What is the risk of getting COVID-19 on an airplane?

    Because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on airplanes. Although the risk of infection on an airplane is low, travelers should tr...
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