The situation across the world as it relates to COVID-19 infections and the requirements being put into place in different locations continues to be ever-changing and fluid. If or when you begin preparing to travel again, it will be important to understand how to comply with local restrictions and regulations. Traveling today may not be as simple as "grab a mask, wear it, and maintain social distance while using hand sanitizer every 30 minutes!" Having quality resources available will reduce anxiety and expedite your access to critical information needed for making those travel plans and arrangements.
There are some great resources to leverage in advance of any trip. One of the best that I have seen for international details is IATA's TravelCentre, where you can find a COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map (powered by Timatic). To maintain its accuracy, they partner with airlines, as well as government agencies worldwide. Click on any country to receive the latest details on whether travel is allowed (and from where) and what is required for entry and after entry. You can also sign up to be notified when the travel restrictions change.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of State offers COVID-19 Country Specific Information that allows you to look at the details being required by countries across the world. 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.
As a United States traveler, you may not be able to come and go as you please like you did prior to the coronavirus. Across the U.S., governors are rolling out a patchwork of constantly evolving plans to relax social distancing restrictions. As domestic travel continues to pick back up within the U.S., this article in USA Today shares which states are requiring travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test results. While flying may only require you to understand what is happening in the location you are landing and staying in, driving may require you to know about other states along the way, and the article advises that "anyone looking to go on a road trip or take a summer vacation should check government websites for their destination and anywhere they plan to stop overnight."
As an example, the city of Chicago is requiring visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or face possible fines. Check here for weekly updates on Tuesdays. For more information, see Chicago's Emergency Travel Order.
Read the article to see the states that require or recommend traveler quarantines. Additionally, every state and country has posted on their government websites the details of what is required. Let us know of other quality resources that you are leveraging!
USA TODAY has an update on the states that are discouraging interstate travel by requiring or recommending that visitors and residents returning from other states quarantine. And some states are requiring a recent, negative COVID-19 test in lieu of a blanket quarantine policy.