The following travel policies are designed for travelers entering, leaving, or returning to the state of Nevada. Travelers must follow state and local requirements and at least avoid large indoor gatherings, maintain social distance, and always wear face covering.
THE RULES OF THE ROAD:
You should NOT travel if you fall into any of the following categories:
- Tested positive for COVID-19 and not yet recovered
- Suspected of having been diagnosed with COVID-19
- Showing COVID-19 symptoms
- May have been exposed to someone positive for COVID-19
Whenever you travel make sure you do the following:
- Avoid close contact by keeping at least 1.8 m (about 2 arm’s length) away from people who do not belong to your household
- Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
- Avoid contact with the sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover up coughs and sneezes
Before you decide to travel to or from Nevada, check the following:
- Do you live with someone who is more likely to get Covid-19? If you get infected while traveling, you can pass the virus on to your loved ones when you return, even if you don’t have symptoms.
- Do you get COVID-19 more often? Anyone can get very sick with the virus that causes COVID-19, but older adults and people of all ages with certain underlying diseases are at higher risk of developing serious illnesses from COVID-19.
WEAR YOUR FACE COVER: The state of Nevada requires all residents and visitors to wear face covering. If you plan to travel to Nevada by air, be sure to bring face covering and be prepared to wear it during your visit.
WHO SHOULD YOU TRAVEL WITH?
Similar to other activities, it is recommended that you keep in close contact with members of your household while traveling. Anytime you are in close proximity with someone outside of your household for an extended period of time, you increase your risk of COVID-19 exposure.
If you need to travel with members outside of your immediate household, it is important that you first assess whether any of your potential travel companions tested positive, may have had a positive case, or have symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, all travel companions must strictly adhere to all face-covering and social distancing requirements prescribed by all Western Pact countries.
As of February 2, 2021, the TSA will require people to wear a mask at checkpoints at TSA airports and on all commercial and public transportation systems, including airlines. This requirement applies until May 11, 2021. In addition, travelers should always wear face covering at both the departure and arrival airport and avoid unnecessary time before boarding at the airports.
Minimize stops: Plan your trip in advance to minimize stops for refueling, eating or toilet breaks as much as possible. Each stop can lead to increased contact with others. When stopping over, ALWAYS wear face covering, maintain a safe social distance, and wash your hands.
Wear Face Covering: If you are traveling in the car with someone outside of your household, everyone should wear face covering while driving.
Be Prepared: When packing for your road trip, make sure you bring face coverings for all travelers, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and / or paper towels, and a box of disposable gloves. It is also recommended that travelers bring their own drinks and snacks.
Get some air: If possible, it is recommended to roll the windows down to reduce the time the virus particles can be in the air in a confined space.
If you are traveling to or from Nevada, we recommend reading the state-specific COVID-19 resources listed below:
STATE OF NEVADA COVID-19 information website: www.NVHealthResponse.nv.gov
- To visit the nationwide test site map, click here
LAS VEGAS / CLARK COUNTY (Southern Nevada Region)
RENO / WASHOE COUNTY (Northern Nevada)
DOWNLOAD THE NEVADA COVID TRACE APP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE
COVID Trace is a free, easy-to-use mobile phone app that provides Nevada health officials with the information they need to fight COVID-19 without compromising your privacy. The app helps Nevada residents and our visitors protect each other and slow the spread by notifying you when you’ve likely been exposed to COVID-19. This will effectively quarantine you, get timely medical help and reduce the risk to loved ones. Click here to learn more
There are currently no health-related road closures. When driving to, from, and anywhere in Nevada, you can see current Nevada road conditions – including possible weather-related lockdowns – by logging in nvroads.com or dial 511 before you set off. You can also download the NVRoads app on your mobile device for updates for the federal highway.
Nevada residents urged that travel be avoided as much as possible.
McCarran International Airport
- All travelers and staff are required to wear face covering
- Search online for facilities that are currently closed
- The CDC only screens passengers arriving on flights from certain countries of origin. This check takes place at 15 designated US airports. McCarran is not one of them.
- Only passengers and employees with tickets can enter the terminals. Say goodbye to your loved ones at the passenger pick-up and say goodbye at the curb.
- Floor decals and signs posted in the facilities remind travelers to stay two meters apart. Overhead announcements reinforce the message.
- Limit personal interactions by checking in at home and using a mobile boarding pass.
- All travelers and staff must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth. Signs and overhead announcements commemorate the governor’s mandate.
- Masks can be purchased from message and gift stores, as well as from PSA vending machines. Free masks are available at the information booths.
- Only travel with hand luggage and pack hand sanitizer.
- Some restaurants and shops are temporarily closed. Check what is open online.
- Face masks / face covers are required inside the airport by order of the Governor of Nevada.
- The terminal at Reno-Tahoe International Airport is open to all visitors – not just passengers. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday during peak travel times to offer free face coverings to anyone who needs one.
- Wear your face covering throughout the airport journey.
- RNO employees will wear face covers.
- Watch out for social distancing and signage.
- RNO carries out continuous cleaning around the clock throughout the airport.
- We use hospital-grade disinfectants approved by the CDC.
- Plexiglass shielding was installed at important counter areas.
- Restaurants and shops are open after the security check
- Airlines have limited / suspended food and beverage services on board.
- If you haven’t packed a snack, food is available in the airport restaurants.
- Several airlines now require masks or face covers for passengers boarding their aircraft. Be an informed traveler by researching country-specific COVID-19 guidelines at your destination.
- Low passenger numbers continue to force flight cancellations on a daily basis.
After travel recommendations for travelers
CDC’s After Travel recommendations for international and domestic travel can be found on the following pages:
Nevada Ski Season / General Travel Advice 2020-2021
- Advance reservations are required in almost all resorts for individual ticket sales. In some resorts, food and parking can only be arranged with prior reservation.
- California has a 25% capacity for all on-site meals, including ski resort lodges. Most resorts in California and Nevada have limited food service. Gathering in and around the lodges will be restricted for the 2020-2021 season.
- Most resorts do not offer group lessons in the 2020-2021 season
- For the latest COVID-19 restrictions and upcoming news for the 2020-2021 season, please contact the Bergresort you would like to visit directly.