Travel & Exposure Related Isolation / Quarantine

Those individuals who are unvaccinated or those that have not received all the recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots, should quarantine if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Traveled between Dec. 16 and Jan. 21 to Andorra.
  • Traveled between Jan. 10 and Jan. 21 to New York and Washington D.C.
  • Traveled between Jan. 10 and Jan. 21 to Isle of Man and San Marino.
  • Traveled on or after Jan. 21 to Aruba.
  • Attendance at any out-of-state or in-state mass gatherings of 500 or more where individuals do not socially distance (6 feet) and wear a mask.
  • Been on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15, 2020.

For those who meet the following criteria do NOT need to quarantine:

  • You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines. This means that you are ages 5 or older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people when eligible.
  • You had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days (meaning you tested positive using a viral test).

The travel list was reviewed and updated on January 21, 2022. 

How Often is the Travel List Updated? How are the Locations Determined?

The travel list will be updated/reviewed in approximately two weeks. How do we determine the states that are listed on the travel quarantine list? We use a formula to evaluate new cases in states over a two-week period, then adjust for population size to provide a case rate per 100,000 population. This provides a number that can then be compared to the rate in Kansas. States with significantly higher rates -- approximately 3x higher -- are added to the list. Learn more.

Map of world with lines indicating travel

International Travel: Please note that the CDC may have testing or quarantine requirements for individuals traveling back into the United States. Visit CDC.gov. 

U.S. Travel: Check the CDC's Travel Planner for state, local, tribal, and territorial government restrictions before traveling.

  1. Vaccination
  2. Prior COVID-19

Vaccinated persons are not required to quarantine regarding travel if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are ages 18 or older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people. 
  • You are ages 5-17 years and completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.

Persons who do not meet both of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance for travel.

  1. Who Needs to Quarantine
  2. How to Monitor Yourself
  3. FAQs
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