Travelers

Currently, the state of Florida has no travel restrictions in place. 

The Florida Department of Health has issued a public health advisory, as follows:

  • Residents and visitors are advised to wear face coverings if social distancing is not possible.
  • Refrain from gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • Avoid crowds, closed spaces and close contact.

Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.

You can get COVID-19 during your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others. 

Don’t travel if you are sick or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.

Florida is one of the top travel destinations in the world. State parks, hotels and attractions are taking precautions to protect guests, but you should assess your risk and that of your family’s prior to traveling.  

You can get COVID-19 during your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others. You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.

Don’t travel if you are sick or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.

Traveling to Florida

Florida is one of the top travel destinations in the world. For information about rules in place for state parks, restaurants, and other facilities check Plan for Florida’s Recovery.

Essential Travel (outside your local area)

Some travel may be essential, like:

  • Travel to provide medical or home care to others.
  • Travel necessary for a job considered an essential service.

Domestic Travel

The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States is a rapidly evolving situation. The status of the outbreak varies by location and state and local authorities are updating their guidance frequently. State, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements upon arrival. Follow state, local, and territorial travel restrictions. For up-to-date information and travel guidance, check the state, territorial, tribal and local health department where you are, along your route, and where you are going. Prepare to be flexible during your trip as restrictions and policies may change during your travel.

 

See the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Before You Travel

Before you travel, consider the following:

If You Travel

During your trip, take steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when in public settings.
  • Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arms’ length) from anyone who is not from your household.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

International Travel

The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk. If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States.

For more information, visit the Department of State website.

 

See the latest COVID-19 map on travel recommendations by country from the CDC.

 

Cruise Ship Travel

 

CDC has issued a No Sail Order for all cruise ships through October 31, 2020.

CDC recommends that all people defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide. That’s because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is high. Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, should especially defer travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, because of their increased risk for severe disease.

Passengers who return from a cruise ship or river cruise voyage are advised to stay home for 14 days, monitor their health, and practice social distancing. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, many countries have implemented strict screening procedures that deny port entry rights to ships and prevent passengers from disembarking.

 

Related Outreach Materials

Infographic: International Travel

 

 

Domestic Travel: The COVID-19 outbreak in United States is a rapidly evolving situation. The status of the outbreak varies by location and state and local authorities are updating their guidance frequently. The White House’s Opening Up America Again plan means some parts of the country may have different guidance than other areas. Check with the state or local authorities where you are, along your route, and at your planned destination to learn about local circumstances and any restrictions that may be in place.

International Travel: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial travel options remain available, U.S. citizens should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite length of time. For more information, visit the Department of State website.

For more detailed information: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/travelers/

Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Traveling may be especially dangerous if you or who you are visiting are high-risk for contracting COVID-19. People at higher risk for severe illness need to take extra precautions. Visit the CDC’s website for more.

Visit Gov. DeSantis’ Reopening Plan for more information on traveling: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/plan-for-floridas-recovery/

COVID-19 is considered a national health emergency. This is a rapidly evolving situation and the risk assessment can change daily. For the latest national situation report please visit the CDC’s website. For current information concerning Florida visit the Florida Department of Health website.