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 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 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: ph.lacounty.gov/covidtests/how.
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 masking 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. Click here to see LA County current masking wearing rules and recommendations.
Stay home away from others if you are sick or if you test positive for COVID-19. Get medical care, and ask for COVID-19 treatment, even if your symptoms are mild.
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.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you must isolate at home or in your hotel away from others for at least 5 days. Follow the detailed instructions at ph.lacounty.gov/covidisolation.
Ask for COVID-19 treatment. Treatment can prevent people with COVID-19 from getting very sick. Many adults and some children qualify for treatment. If you have symptoms and think you have COVID, contact your doctor or the DPH telehealth service. Treatment is free. You don’t need to have insurance or be a US citizen.
Don’t wait. Ask for COVID-19 treatment. The oral COVID treatments must be started within 5 days after you first develop symptoms.
Treatment can prevent people with COVID-19 from getting very sick. Many adults and some children qualify for treatment. If you have symptoms, even if they are mild, and think you have COVID, contact your doctor or the DPH telehealth service. Treatment is free. You don’t need to have insurance or be a US citizen.
See ph.lacounty.gov/covidmedicines for more detailed information or call the Public Health Call Center 1-833-540-0473, open daily 8:00 am - 8:30 pm.
Read more at CDC COVID-19 travel guidance.
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