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Travel Guidance

Updated May 17, 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 wear a mask when required.

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

To find a free COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit and click on “How To Get Vaccinated” or call the Public Health Vaccine Call Center at 833-540-0473.

Get 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:

Wear a face mask that fits and filters well

In Los Angeles County, wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in some settings, including on all public transportation (including on trains, subways, buses and other forms of public transit) and in all indoor transportation hubs (including airport and terminals and train and subway stations), and strongly recommended in others. Click here for more details on masking in LA County.

It is strongly recommended that you wear a mask on airplanes and in other indoor public places, especially if you (or your traveling companions) are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease or if you are traveling in an area where the COVID-19 transmission levels are high.

Learn more at

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

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

Read more at CDC travel guidelines.

Get Vaccinated.

To find a free COVID-19 vaccine near you, visit 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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