The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend postponing all travel until the individuals fully vaccinated. While the vaccination effort is ongoing, traveling safely is of the utmost importance to prevent the introduction of different tribes into Louisiana – especially because traveling itself (especially using shared spaces on planes, buses, trains, or boats) increases the likelihood of infection Person can increase and / or infect themselves with COVID-19.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • All travelers should follow CDC travel guide Per Domestic travel and International travel, as well as follow state and local leadership including CDC Public Health Recommendations.
  • Mask requirement For travelers 2 years and older and should be worn over the nose and mouth indoors on public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors at U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).
  • International air passengers must provide a negative COVID-19 virus test result taken no more than 1 day prior to traveling to the United States or proof of recovery within the last 90 days.
  • Do not travel if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, are sick, or have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • All travelers should watch themselves on Symptoms of COVID-19; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

UNvaccinated travelers

  • Postpone all trips until you are fully vaccinated.
  • When you need to travel get tested with a virus test 1 to 3 days before the trip and 3 to 5 days after the trip. If you are returning to the United States, you are not required to present a COVID-19 negative test result more than 1 day prior to travel.
  • Mask requirement when traveling by public transport such as airplanes, buses, trains, and boats. Please consider wearing masks in crowded outdoor areas.
  • If possible, keep social distancing and wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).
  • After the journey, Self-quarantine For 7 days, even if you test negative for a virus 3 – 5 days after the trip. If you do not get tested with a virus test, you will need to quarantine yourself for 10 days.

FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELERS

  • Fully vaccinated means that two weeks have passed since your last dose (after the second vaccination with Pfizer and Moderna or after the first vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson vaccination).
  • Fully vaccinated travelers have a lower risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.
  • Mask requirement when traveling by public transport such as airplanes, buses, trains, and boats.
  • You are not required to take a test before or after a domestic trip, but before boarding a flight to the United States, you must present a COVID-19 negative test result that was taken no more than 1 day prior to the trip.
  • You are not in quarantine, but you should monitor yourself Symptoms in connection with COVID-19 during or after the trip.
  • In the unlikely event that you develop symptoms of COVID-19 during or after your trip, isolate yourself and get tested.

CDC LINKS

TRAVEL ADVICE AND NOTES

COVID-19 Safe Travel Guide (pdf version)