Travel & Exposure Related Isolation / Quarantine

Those who are unvaccinated and have traveled to the following locations need to quarantine upon arrival in Kansas. This applies to both residents and visitors:

  • Traveled between Aug. 27 and Sept. 23 to French Polynesia or Guadeloupe.
  • Traveled on or after Sept. 23 to Grenada.
  • Attendance at any gathering 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.
  • Others needing to continue quarantining:
    • Received notification from public health officials (state or local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.

The length of quarantine varies from 7 to 10 days depending on whether you have been tested for COVID-19.

Those who are fully vaccinated not required to quarantine if they meet the criteria outlined.

The travel list was reviewed and updated on September 23, 2021. 

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:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
  • Have remained asymptomatic since the travel

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

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  2. How to Monitor Yourself
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