Travel Guidance

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

Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before traveling.

For your best protection, make sure that everyone 6 months and older has gotten their recommended COVID-19 vaccine dose(s).

To find a free COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit If you need help, you can call the Public Health Call Center at 1-833-540-0473, 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm. They can arrange in-home vaccination or help with paratransit and other services for people with disabilities.

Consider getting a COVID-19 test if you:

  • Will be traveling to visit someone who is at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • Were in a situation with a greater risk of exposure during travel (e.g., in an indoor, crowded space like an airport terminal while not wearing a mask).

Learn how to get tested in LA County at:

Wear a face mask that fits and filters well.

Respiratory infections are a leading cause for seeking medical care among returning travelers. Common respiratory infections include COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold. Wearing a mask is a great way to reduce the spread of respiratory infections. When people properly wear a mask or respirator, they protect themselves and those around them, and help keep travel safer for everyone.

It is strongly recommended that you wear a mask in poorly ventilated indoor areas (including on public transportation and in transportation hubs). Learn more at CDC’s Masking During Travel.

You should also know and follow any local mask wearing rules and recommendations.

Stay home away from others if you are sick. Get medical care and ask for COVID-19 treatment, even if your symptoms are mild.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, stay home or in your hotel room away from others until you have not had a fever for 24 hours and other symptoms are improving. You should get tested for COVID-19 immediately and wear a mask when around others.

If you test positive for COVID-19, follow community guidelines and seek treatment right away.

Ask for COVID-19 treatment. Treatment can prevent people with COVID-19 from getting very sick but must be started within 5 days after you first develop symptoms. If you have symptoms and think you have COVID, contact your doctor or the Public Health Call Center at 1-833-540-0473. Treatment is free and you do not need to have insurance or be a US citizen. Many adults and some children qualify for treatment.

See for more detailed information or call the Public Health Call Center at 1-833-540-0473, open daily 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Read more at CDC COVID-19 travel guidance.

See for more detailed information.

Traveling to or from another country

See CDC Travelers’ Health webpage for information on how to stay healthy when you travel.
Webpage updated 1/24/24