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Travel Guidance

Updated October 24, 2022

Los Angeles County (LAC) has no travel restrictions or requirements at this time. In LAC, masks are still required in some settings and strongly recommended in others (see below).

Help keep California and Los Angeles County open and our communities healthy by following the CDC travel guidelines and, while in LAC, wearing a mask when required.

Traveling to or from Los Angeles? Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by traveling “covid” safe.

Follow CDC Travel Guidance

All travelers arriving or returning to LA County from other states or countries should follow CDC travel guidance and LA County mask wearing rules.

Make sure you are up to date vaccines including boosters before traveling.

For your best protection, make sure that everyone 6 months and older has gotten their recommended COVID-19 vaccines. Everyone 5 years and older should get their Fall (updated) bivalent booster if it has been at least 2 months after their last COVID-19 vaccine dose (either the final primary dose or last booster).

To find a free COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit ph.lacounty.gov/howtogetvaccinated. If you need help, you can call the DPH Vaccine Call Center at 1-833-540-0473, 7 days a week from 8am to 8:30pm. They can arrange in-home vaccination, free transportation to a vaccination site, or help with paratransit and other services for people with disabilities.

Consider getting tested for COVID-19 before and after travel.

Before travel, get a COVID-19 test as close to the time of departure as possible (no more than 3 days) before your scheduled travel. Only proceed with travel if your test is negative.

After travel, get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after you return.

If you had a confirmed COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days, you do not need to test before or after traveling, unless you have symptoms.

To find testing locations in LA County visit: ph.lacounty.gov/covidtests/how

Wear a face mask that fits and filters well

Masking is a great way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when traveling. Before you travel, check your destinations masking rules. In Los Angeles County, masks are required in some settings and situations and strongly recommended in others. For those who are older and/or have underlying health conditions, well-fitting, high filtration masks provide an important layer of protection and are recommended when traveling. Click here to see LA County current masking wearing rules and recommendations.

Stay home away from others if you are sick or you test positive for COVID-19.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay home or in your hotel/residence away from others and get tested for COVID-19 right away. See Learn About Symptoms & What to Do If You Are Sick at ph.lacounty.gov/covidcare.

All travelers who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate and follow all instructions. If you are in LA County, you must follow isolation requirements at ph.lacounty.gov/covidisolation.

Read more at CDC travel guidelines.

Get Vaccinated.

To find a free COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit VaccinateLACounty.com and click on “How To Get Vaccinated” or call the Public Health Vaccine Call Center at 833-540-0473, open daily 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. No appointment is needed at many locations, and free transportation may be available. You do not need insurance, and you will not be asked about your immigration status. In-home vaccination is available for people who are home-bound.

To find flu vaccines near you, call your doctor or local pharmacy or call 2-1-1 LA County information line (you can ask for locations where flu vaccines are low cost or free). See “Where Can I get a Flu Immunization” for more information.

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