COVID-19 (coronavirus) travel advice

Considering travel during the pandemic? Take precautions to protect yourself from COVID-19.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Wide-spread vaccination holds promise for ending the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but it won’t happen overnight.

In the meantime, continue taking precautions to protect yourself and others if you must travel. If you’re fully vaccinated, you’re less likely to get and spread COVID-19, but international travel can still increase your risk of getting new COVID-19 variants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you should avoid travel until you’ve been fully vaccinated.

Before you travel

As you think about making travel plans, consider these questions:

  • Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19? When possible, get vaccinated. If the vaccine requires two doses, wait 2 weeks after getting your second vaccine dose to travel. If the vaccine requires one dose, wait 2 weeks after getting the