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Where Can You Travel? What’s Open? What’s Closed? Here’s the Current Status for All 50 States

The states are starting to reopen. But is it wise to venture out?

[Editor’s note: This is an updated version of an article that originally ran on May 19.]

Disclaimer: This is meant to be a general overview of how each state is reopening. It is not intended to provide every last detail regarding guidelines and restrictions; please refer to the government website of each state for specifics. In addition, please remember that even if a state has been given the green light for a category of businesses to reopen, individual businesses may choose to remain closed. As such, please be sure to contact each business or site before visiting to ensure that it is open.

As the United States begins to relax its shelter-in-place orders and some emerge from their homes, many are counting the days when we can get back out there and travel, even if it’s by car to a neighboring community or state. But as we know, a very different landscape awaits out there than the one we left earlier this winter at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. There are things travelers must consider that we never did before, including social distancing and personal sanitization.

The big question is: Is it safe to travel in the United States? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pretty clear in its stance. It’s recommended that you stay home as much as possible, especially if your trip is not essential. Social distancing still needs to be practiced, especially if you are in a higher risk category or an older adult. You shouldn’t travel if you feel sick, or travel with someone who is sick. And you need to protect yourself and others by knowing how to prevent the virus from spreading

Perhaps the most hopeful advice comes from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. According to him, summer travel “can be in the cards.” He urges caution, since we risk COVID-19 spreading rapidly if proper precautions are not taken.

“When infections start to rear their heads again,” he says, “we have to put in place a very aggressive and effective way to identify, isolate, contact trace, and make sure we don’t have those spikes we have now.”

As long as we’re aware that “getting back to normal is not like a light switch that you turn on and off,” he says, we should be able to get back to some sort of normalcy.

So the answer is: We’re not quite there yet.

The best thing to do is pay attention to the several-phase reopening plans that each state has developed, outlining when hotels, restaurants, retail businesses, outdoor areas, etc., should be open for business and what precautions they must take. Some states are freer than others—and that’s something to consider. Do you really want to be on a beach where social distancing guidelines aren’t being maintained?

It’s a whole new world that we’ll be navigating, literally. The guidelines are fast-changing and it’s hard to keep up, but here’s where they stand today, state by state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alabama

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,281

Deaths Reported Last Week: 34

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: In-restaurant dining open with safety guidelines.

Bars: Open with limited seating, six feet between tables, and subject to additional sanitation rules and guidelines.

Retail Stores: Subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules.

Campgrounds and Parks: Hunting, fishing, trail use, boating, and paddling are open. Most Alabama state parks, including campgrounds and associated facilities, are open with some exceptions.

Beaches: Open. Must maintain six feet of separation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alaska

New Cases Reported Last Week: 306

Deaths Reported Last Week: 0

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors entering Alaska from another state or country must submit a travel declaration and self-isolation plan here and arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 test or purchase a test upon arrival in Alaska and self-quarantine for 14 days. More info here.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open with reservations only.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining with restrictions.

Bars: Open for indoor service with restrictions.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most parks are open; see more info here. Most campgrounds are open by reservation only. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve and Gateway to the Arctic National Parks are open. Some parts of Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Glacier, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, and Denali National Parks remain closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arizona

New Cases Reported Last Week: 4,718

Deaths Reported Last Week: 73

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors are asked to not travel through Navajo Nation as they work to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: State park facilities and campgrounds open. Grand Canyon National Park’s East Entrance is closed, visitors must use the South Rim to enter and exit the park. Petrified National Park is open for day use.

 

 

 

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Arkansas

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,244

Deaths Reported Last Week: 16

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel advisory.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: All state parks are open in a limited capacity. Lodges, cabins, camper cabins, yurts, restaurants, and marinas are open. More info here. Camping is open. Some parts of Hot Springs National Park are open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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California

New Cases Reported Last Week: 12,495

Deaths Reported Last Week: 316

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Travelers from outside California entering the state for non-essential purposes are strongly discouraged. Californian residents are encouraged to avoid non-essential travel outside of their region.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Counties are assigned a color-coded tier based on their test positivity and adjusted case rate. As of March 15, most counties are in the red “substantial” risk tier which allows restaurants to open for indoor dining (with modifications) at 25% capacity. See the current tier of each county here.

Bars: Counties are assigned a color-coded tier based on their test positivity and adjusted case rate. As of March 15, most counties are in the red “substantial” tier, which allows for breweries, distilleries, and wineries to open for outdoor service with modifications and restrictions. See the current tier of each county here.

Retail Stores: As of March 15, most counties allow for in-store shopping is open at 50% capacity with modifications.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks reopening on a park-by-park basis; more info on individual parks here and closed parks here. Some campgrounds are reopening; more info here. Channel Islands, Lassen Volcanic, Pinnacles, and Yosemite National Parks are open. Death Valley, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, National Parks are open with some facility limitations or closures. Parts of Redwood and Joshua Tree National Parks are open.

Beaches: Most open, with protective measures in place. See more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colorado

New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,773

Deaths Reported Last Week: 75

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No statewide travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining with capacity and social distancing restrictions in all counties. Capacity restrictions vary based on a county’s current status which can be found at the state’s COVID-19 dial dashboard.

Bars: Open at 50% capacity in many counties.

Retail Stores: Open at 75% capacity in many counties.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most state parks and campgrounds are open with restrictions. See more here.

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Connecticut

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,016

Deaths Reported Last Week: 26

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Travelers are recommended to follow current CDC travel guidelines.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open.

Beaches: Open.

 

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Delaware

New Cases Reported Last Week: 501

Deaths Reported Last Week: 2

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: All hotels and short-term rental units are open.

Restaurants: Open at 30% capacity.

Bars: Bars that provide table service open at 30% capacity. Bars that provide counter service must be spaced six feet apart.

Retail Stores: Large businesses (over 100,000 square feet) open at 20% capacity. Small businesses (under 5,000 square feet) open at 40% capacity.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are open. Campsites, cabins, cottages, and yurts are open. More info here.

Beaches: Open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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District of Columbia

New Cases Reported Last Week: 150

Deaths Reported Last Week: 5

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors traveling for non-essential reasons from high-risk states are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Travelers who are fully vaccinated are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements. More info can be found here.

Hotels and Accommodations: Have not been ordered to close; more than half are open. These hotels are accepting guests.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining at 50% capacity.

Bars: Open for indoor service at 25% capacity.

Retail Stores: Stores may operate at 50% capacity.

Parks: Open.

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Florida

New Cases Reported Last Week: 10,483

Deaths Reported Last Week: 300

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open.

Beaches: Open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Georgia

New Cases Reported Last Week: 3,862

Deaths Reported Last Week: 176

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are open though park staff may limit access in order to ensure social distancing as parks experience large crowds. More info here.

Beaches: Open.

 

 

 

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Hawaii

New Cases Reported Last Week: 409

Deaths Reported Last Week: 4

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors who provide a negative COVID-19 test completed within the 72 hours prior to their trip in order to avoid quarantining. Visitors must fill out a “Safe Travel” screening 24 hours prior to their flight. Quarantine is mandatory (no exemption for visitors with a negative COVID-19 test) for all visitors to Kaui.

Hotels and Accommodations: Some resorts are open, though most hotels are not operating at this time. Short-termed rentals are closed. More info here.

Restaurants:  Open with physical distancing and Safe Practices.

Bars: Open with physical distancing and Safe Practices.

Retail Stores: In-person shopping and malls are open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Some parks are open for limited use; more info here. Camping starting to be phased in throughout June; more info here. Parts of Haleakala and Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks open for day use.

Beaches: Open with restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Idaho

New Cases Reported Last Week: 944

Deaths Reported Last Week: 10

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors are encouraged to self-quarantine before visiting.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open for in-restaurant dining with the approval of local health officials.

Bars: Open with restrictions.

Retail Stores: Most open with safety protocols.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and campgrounds are open, while some lodging remains closed. Group camping is open on a case-by-case basis. See more here. Boise National Forest remains closed through December 31, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Illinois

New Cases Reported Last Week: 6,681

Deaths Reported Last Week: 222

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No state-level restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open with capacity and social distancing restrictions.

Bars: Open with capacity and social distancing restrictions.

Retail Stores: Open at reduced capacity.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most state parks and campgrounds are open; see more here.

Beaches: Lakefront parks west of Lake Shore Drive are open; parks, beaches, trails, and facilities east of Lake Shore Drive remain closed. See more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indiana

New Cases Reported Last Week: 3,507

Deaths Reported Last Week: 67

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No quarantine suggestions for interstate travelers.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open with social distancing restrictions. Starting April 6, all state-level restrictions will be lifted.

Bars: Open with social distancing restrictions. All bar and nightclub customers must be seated. Starting April 6, all state-level restrictions will be lifted.

Retail Stores: Retail businesses open with restrictions.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and campgrounds open with social distancing. Most parts of Indiana Dunes National Park open.

Beaches: Open with social distancing.

 

 

 

 

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Iowa

New Cases Reported Last Week: 778

Deaths Reported Last Week: 20

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks open with strict guidelines. Campgrounds are open. See more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kansas

New Cases Reported Last Week: 849

Deaths Reported Last Week: 19

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors who have traveled to Aruba after August 27, places with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice from the CDC, been on a cruise after March, or have attended a mass gathering of 500 or more people after August 11 must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival; more info is found here.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open with adherence to social distancing guidelines.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Parks and campgrounds are open; beaches open in select state parks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kentucky

New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,485

Deaths Reported Last Week: 66

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Out-of-state leisure travel is discouraged. Visitors that do travel from out of state are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days or follow CDC guidelines to shorten the quarantine period.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines.

Bars: Open at 50% capacity with social distancing guidelines. Bar seating will be allowed starting May 28.

Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity.

Campgrounds and Parks: All state parks and most campgrounds are open. More info here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Louisiana

New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,870

Deaths Reported Last Week: 54

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining with social distancing. Restaurants in New Orleans are open for indoor dining at 75% capacity.

Bars: Open for indoor service without capacity restrictions. Bars in New Orleans are open at 50% capacity.

Retail Stores: Open with social distancing.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most state parks are open.

 

 

 

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Maine

New Cases Reported Last Week: 808

Deaths Reported Last Week: 5

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors must self-quarantine for 10 days, except for essential workers and visitors from New Hampshire and Vermont. Visitors who have tested negative for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours will not have to self-quarantine.

Hotels and Accommodations: Hotels and short-term rentals that meet strict guidelines are open for Mainers.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open for outdoor service.

Retail Stores: Open to walk-in customers.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks, historic sites, and campgrounds open to Maine residents and those who have met the 14-day quarantine requirement. Guided activities like hunting and fishing, as well as restricted use of golf and disc golf courses, are permitted. Parts of Acadia National Park are open, including carriage roads for pedestrian use.

Beaches: Open with restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maryland

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,602

Deaths Reported Last Week: 607

Notes: Maryland added hundreds of previously uncounted deaths that had been misclassified to its total count of deaths.

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Travelers coming from out of state must obtain a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 10 days. Visitors from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC are exempt.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants. Open.

Bars: Open at limited capacity if serving food.

Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity with safety precautions; curbside delivery and pickup still recommended.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most state parks open, with some campgrounds open. More info here.

Beaches: Open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Massachusetts

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,803

Deaths Reported Last Week: 49

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Residents who have been out of the state for more than 24 hours encouraged to quarantine for 10 days upon re-entering. Travelers who tested negative for COVID-19 three days before entering the state, have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks, and commuters who enter or leave the state for work are exempt.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open.

Beaches: Open.

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Michigan

New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,506

Deaths Reported Last Week: 236

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open with minimal services; in-house amenities such as gyms, pools, spas, entertainment facilities, meeting rooms, and in-house restaurants remain closed.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining at 50% capacity.

Bars: Open for indoor dining at 50% capacity.

Retail Stores: Open at limited capacity.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are mostly open with social distancing measures in place. More info here. Isle Royale National Park expected to remain closed all summer.

Beaches: Open.

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Minnesota

New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,618

Deaths Reported Last Week: 56

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Out of state travel is strongly discouraged. People arriving from out of state should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining at 50% capacity.

Bars: Open for indoor service at 50% capacity.

Retail Stores: Most open at 50% capacity. Mall of America is open.

Campgrounds and Parks:  Campgrounds that follow state guidelines reopening in phases in state parks, state forests, and recreation areas. Voyageurs National Park is open.

Beaches: Open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mississippi

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,441

Deaths Reported Last Week: 37

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Indoor and outdoor in-house dining is allowed at 50% capacity.

Bars: Bars open at 50% capacity.

Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity.

Campgrounds and Parks: Municipal, private, and state parks are open.

Beaches: Lakes and beaches are open for “fishing and relaxing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Missouri

New Cases Reported Last Week: 3,305

Deaths Reported Last Week: 78

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: The majority of state parks and historic sites are open. Some concession-operated lodging, dining, marina, and retail operations have reopened in select state parks with social distancing guidelines.

 

 

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Montana

New Cases Reported Last Week: 626

Deaths Reported Last Week: 10

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: All state parks open; more info here. Glacier National Park is opening in phases. Yellowstone National Park is open for day use with limited services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nebraska

New Cases Reported Last Week: 484

Deaths Reported Last Week: 1

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: International visitors need to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and recreation areas open for day use. Camping is open in most state parks. State beach and swimming areas open. See more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nevada

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,396

Deaths Reported Last Week: 34

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors are strongly discouraged to visit if they are experiencing COVID-19 signs.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Dine-in service open at 35% capacity.

Bars: Open at 35% capacity with table service only.

Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity, though encouraged to continue curbside pickup and delivery.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open. Great Basin National Park opening in phases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Hampshire

New Cases Reported Last Week: 423

Deaths Reported Last Week: 9

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors traveling to New Hampshire other than same-day trips for essential workers and visitors from other New England states should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Hotels and Accommodations: Hotels, motels, short-term rentals, cabin rentals, B&Bs, and inns are open to New Hampshire residents and out-of-state visitors who have met the 14-day quarantine requirement.

Restaurants: Restaurants can open for indoor dining at 100% capacity with restrictions (staff and unseated customers must wear masks, parties must be seated six feet away from each other, no congregating in bar areas).

Bars: Open with restrictions.

Retail Stores: Retail locations are open at 50% capacity and subject to strict guidelines.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and private campgrounds open, with support facilities generally closed. Some state park campgrounds opening at 50% capacity to New Hampshire residents. More info here.

Beaches: Open to swimmers, walkers, and runners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Jersey

New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,244

Deaths Reported Last Week: 121

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors from states experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Fully vaccinated individuals are not being advised to self-quarantine. An updated list of states on the list can be found here.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: All state parks and forests are open.

Beaches: Beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores open.

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New Mexico

New Cases Reported Last Week: 953

Deaths Reported Last Week: 132

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All out-of-state visitors must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Hotels and Accommodations: May operate at no more than 25% capacity.

Restaurants: Open for takeout and delivery only.

Bars: Takeout and delivery only.

Retail Stores: Big box stores and larger retail open at 25% capacity.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and outdoor recreation are open. Cavern and visitor center at Carlsbad Caverns National Parks closed. White Sands National Park is temporarily closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New York

New Cases Reported Last Week: 7,085

Deaths Reported Last Week: 172

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Asymptomatic travelers are recommended to follow current CDC guidelines. Symptomatic travelers are recommended to self-isolate and contact a healthcare provider to determine if they should test for COVID-19.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open with guidelines.

Beaches: Open

 

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North Carolina

New Cases Reported Last Week: 5,400

Deaths Reported Last Week: 120

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining at 75% capacity.

Bars: Open for indoor service at 50% capacity.

Retail Stores: Open without capacity restrictions.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open. Great Smoky Mountains National Park open, with some locations closed.

Beaches: Open with restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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North Dakota

New Cases Reported Last Week: 341

Deaths Reported Last Week: 6

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors from international locations must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open at 50% capacity with strict social distancing protocols.

Bars: Open at 50% capacity with strict social distancing protocols.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: All state parks and campgrounds open with limited service. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is open, with visitor centers and campgrounds remaining closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ohio

New Cases Reported Last Week: 4,634

Deaths Reported Last Week: 152

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Travelers are recommended to follow current CDC guidance.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Outdoor service and dine-in service with restrictions are open.

Bars: Outdoor service and dine-in service with restrictions are open.

Retail Stores: Open with social distancing guidelines.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open. Cuyahoga National Park open, with visitor center and some restrooms closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oklahoma

New Cases Report Last Week: 947

Deaths Reported Last Week: 373

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors returning from a country with travel restrictions are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Dining rooms are open subject to strict sanitation and social distancing measures.

Bars: Open at reduced capacity subject to strict sanitation and social distancing measures.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and campgrounds are open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oregon

New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,786

Deaths Reported Last Week: 49

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors arriving in Oregon from outside the state should self-quarantine for 14 days. Oregonians are encouraged to avoid non-essential reasons outside their region.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Based on each county’s current risk level. In counties at the Extreme Risk level, takeout is strongly recommended but restaurants can be open for outdoor dining at 50% capacity. In counties at the High Risk level, indoor dining is limited to 25% capacity. At the Moderate and Lower Risk levels, indoor dining is limited to 50% capacity.

Bars: Based on each county’s current risk level. In counties at the Extreme Risk level, takeout is strongly recommended but restaurants can be open for outdoor dining at 50% capacity. In counties at the High Risk level, indoor dining is limited to 25% capacity. At the Moderate and Lower Risk levels, indoor dining is limited to 50% capacity.

Retail Stores: Open at 50% of capacity in counties at the Extreme and High Risk levels. Open at 75% capacity in counties at the Moderate and Lower Risk levels.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most outdoor sites have reopened for limited day use, with limited overnight camping available; see more here. Crater Lake National Park open with limited access.

Beaches: Most have reopened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pennsylvania

New Cases Reported Last Week: 6,907

Deaths Reported Last Week: 214

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Travelers should practice public health measures such as masking, physical distancing, and hand hygiene.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open. Some facilities (such as bathrooms and visitor centers) may be limited. See more here.

 

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Rhode Island

New Cases Reported Last Week: 485

Deaths Reported Last Week: 4

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: International travelers and domestic travelers from COVID hot spots must quarantine for 10 days. Vaccinated travelers and travelers with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival are exempt. More info here.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Opens.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: Open; see more here.

Beaches: Open; see more here.

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South Carolina

New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,281

Deaths Reported Last Week: 52

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Travelers are recommended to follow current CDC guidance.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Indoor and outdoor dining are open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are open. Congaree National Park is open, some sites and portions of the Visitor Center remain closed.

Beaches: Open.

 

 

 

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South Dakota

New Cases Reported Last Week: 251

Deaths Reported Last Week: 9

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and camping open. Trails, campgrounds, and roads in the north unit of Badlands National Park open; visitor center and south unit of the park remain closed. Wind Cave National Park open, with the visitor center and campground closed; no cave tours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tennessee

New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,317

Deaths Reported Last Week: 61

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Indoor dining open with social distancing practices.

Bars: Service at tables only, with options for drive-through, pickup, carryout, and delivery.

Retail Stores: Open with restrictions.

Campgrounds and Parks: All state parks are open, and most facilities are open; most campgrounds are open. Great Smoky Mountains National Park open, with some locations closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Texas

New Cases Reported Last Week: 12,043

Deaths Reported Last Week: 283

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are open; face coverings must be worn and social distancing practices maintained. See current closures and operations adjustments for state parks here.

Beaches: Open.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Utah

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,693

Deaths Reported Last Week: 12

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: All visitors recommended to quarantine 14 days upon return from high-risk areas.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Dine-in service is open in restaurants that meet specific distancing and hygiene requirements; pick-up and delivery are encouraged.

Bars: Open with strict protocols.

Retail Stores: Several shopping malls are open. Retail stores can open with restrictions.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are open except those under local health order restrictions; more info here. Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef National Parks are open; some campgrounds remain closed. Zion National Park is open; trails open to day hiking but not overnight backpacking; shuttle operation suspended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vermont

New Cases Reported Last Week: 114

Deaths Reported Last Week: 0

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Domestic travelers are not required to quarantine. More info here.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Restaurants may operate at 50% capacity.

Bars: Open at 50% capacity.

Retail Stores: Open at 50% capacity with strict guidelines.

Campgrounds and Parks: State and municipal parks, recreation associations, trail networks, golf courses, and guided expeditions are open in compliance with specific guidelines.

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Virginia

New Cases Reported Last Week: 2,509

Deaths Reported Last Week: 80

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Virginia currently does not have any quarantine requirements for people arriving in the Commonwealth from other U.S. or international locations.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open with restrictions.

Bars: Open with restrictions.

Retail Stores: Open with physical distancing guidelines.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most state parks are open for day-use activities; campgrounds, cabins, and lodges open, with facilities gradually reopening; more info here. Shenandoah National Park is open, with some facilities still closed.

Beaches: Public beaches open with restrictions; more info here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Washington

New Cases Reported Last Week: 8,355

Deaths Reported Last Week: 63

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: Visitors arriving in Washington from outside the state should self-quarantine for 14 days. Residents are encouraged to avoid non-essential reasons outside their region.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open for indoor dining with capacity restrictions.

Bars: Open with capacity restrictions

Retail Stores: Open with capacity restrictions.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most state parks open for day use and some with camping. See more here. Mount Rainier National Park open but visitor centers and lodges closed. North Cascades National Park open for day use; campgrounds, backcountry campsites, visitor centers in phased reopening. Olympic National Park opening in a phased approach, with campgrounds, visitor centers, and Hurricane Ridge Road remaining closed.

Beaches: Some beaches open, including Columbia River Gorge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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West Virginia

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,552

Deaths Reported Last Week: 20

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open with social distancing measures.

Bars: Open for seated service with social distancing measures.

Retail Stores: Open with social distancing guidelines.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks and forests are open for outdoor recreation activities. State park lodges, cabins, campgrounds, and facilities scheduled open. State park campgrounds reopening in phases. More info here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wisconsin

New Cases Reported Last Week: 1,998

Deaths Reported Last Week: 108

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open with restrictions.

Bars: Open with restrictions.

Retail Stores: Open with restrictions.

Campgrounds and Parks: Most state parks and forests open, with many facilities closed. State park campgrounds open. More info here.

Beaches: Open.

 

 

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Wyoming

New Cases Reported Last Week: 483

Deaths Reported Last Week: 6

Quarantine Suggestions for New Visitors: No travel restrictions.

Hotels and Accommodations: Open.

Restaurants: Open.

Bars: Open.

Retail Stores: Open.

Campgrounds and Parks: State parks are open. Grand Teton National Park open, camping sites must be reserved in advance. Yellowstone National Park open with limited services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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erkneepartrich April 3, 2021

Info on SC is way out of date. South Carolina is wide open. No beach restrictions and all restaurant and bar restrictions have been lifted. Alcohol can be served all night and there is no limit on capacity or state mask mandate, though some towns and cities have mask ordinances but they are not being enforced. The only noticeable restriction is some National chain restaurants are doing drive thru only, but local eateries are open and full. You would think a travel site would be able to have current information on a state who's #1 industry is tourism

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dasDiner January 6, 2021

The information on Indiana is not accurate.  Individual counties and cities have specific restrictions in effect based on the positivity rates in their area.  There is probably nowhere in the state where there are "no restrictions" on restaurants, bars, and businesses.

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dilurai3796 July 6, 2020

In Nepal also, it is going to open soon the all of parks and trekking trails including mountaineering. 

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On the "Georgia State Parks are open" comment...sort of. For overnight guests the lodging is available to book and the parks are open. All extracurriculars (boat or other equipment rentals, visitor centers, and guided or group activities) remain closed, and pools in the parks are closed for the season. Day use visitors might be turned away or told to wait at the entrance to minimize crowds inside the parks.