Healthy Travel Information
(As of April 19, 2022)
We love and appreciate our visitors, and we thank you for your continued support! We strive to make every visitor experience the best it can be and want to ensure you are provided with the most up-to-date information as you make your travel plans. The health and safety of our visitors is our highest priority. With that, we want you to have the resources you need to make informed travel decisions when it comes to COVID-19. #VisitMSResponsibly
CDC and Mississippi State Department of Health Recommendations
Masks are no longer mandated by the state of Mississippi or the federal government. Individual businesses can still implement their own safety guidelines.
Do NOT travel if…
- You are sick.
- You tested positive for COVID-19 and haven’t ended isolation.
- After you end isolation, avoid travel until a full 10 days after your symptoms started or the date of your positive test if you had no symptoms.
- If you must travel on days 6 through 10, wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during days 6 through 10.
- You had close contact with a person with COVID-19 and haven’t ended quarantine.
- Get tested at least 5 days after your last close contact and make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling. If you don’t get tested, delay travel until a full 10 days after your last close contact with a person with COVID-19.
- If you must travel before the 10 days are completed, wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during the 10 days. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days.
- You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test. If your test comes back positive while you are at your destination, you will need to isolate and postpone your return until it’s safe for you to end isolation. Your travel companions may need to quarantine.
Wearing a mask is NOT required but still recommended on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and train stations. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance (like on open deck areas of a ferry or the uncovered top deck of a bus).
You might have been exposed to COVID-19 on your travels. You might feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still be infected and spread the virus to others. People who are not fully vaccinated are more likely to get COVID-19 and spread it to others. For this reason, CDC recommends taking the following precautions after returning from travel.
- Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
- Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.
If You Recently Recovered from COVID-19
You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if you recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. You should still follow all other travel recommendations. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms after travel, isolate and consult with a healthcare provider for testing recommendations.
For more traveler information and prevention tips, we encourage you to seek the most current information from the following sources:
- Mississippi State Department of Health
- Mississippi State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline - 877-978-6453
- Centers for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
We look forward to welcoming visitors to Mississippi’s scenic outdoors and numerous tourism offerings throughout the state. Guests are advised to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines while both traveling to and visiting our beautiful state. Safe practices include washing hands regularly with soap and water, minimizing close contact with others, and maintaining a minimum of six feet of social distance from others. Visitors are also encouraged to stay informed of additional public health guidance in local destinations throughout the state to minimize risk to themselves and others. We will do our part to ensure all visitors can experience the joy of traveling to Mississippi. We thank you for doing yours.