Travel Advisories & Tips
There are no current travel restrictions for individuals visiting Arizona, but we do have some tips and guidelines to help make traveling safer and enjoyable for all.
Follow Proper Safety Protocols
The Arizona Department of Health Services urges visitors to practice the following while traveling (those at higher risk for severe illness, take extra precautions.):
- Stay home if you're feeling sick or showing symptoms.
- Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose when out in public—most counties and businesses require them. The League of Arizona Cities and Towns created a map to show which areas have mask policies.
- Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others while in restaurants, attractions, establishments and in lines.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- If possible, use touchless payment (available on most smartphones through your credit card or bank). If you must handle money, a card, or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer right after paying.
- After leaving an establishment, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- When you get home or back to your lodging establishment, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Notes for All Visitors
- If you are traveling through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) or Tucson International Airport (TUS) you will be required to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
- If you are planning on visiting a specific attraction, recreation area, national park, resort, etc., please call ahead or visit their website before to verify they are open and offering services. (View a list of open and closed attractions.)
- Select low-traffic locations and times. Visit less-traveled locations during off-peak hours to avoid crowding.
- Please review the Responsible Recreation guidelines if you plan to visit or participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and so on.
Click the button below to download a printable PDF of this information.
If you are driving to Arizona or through the state, please note that many tribal nations have put travel restrictions and/or curfews in place for residents and visitors.
Consult the individual tribal nation's website for specific information.
Travel between the United States, Canada and Mexico
On March 21, 2020, the United States, Canada and Mexico announced the temporary restriction of all non-essential travel across shared borders.
- According to the Department of Homeland Security, borders remain open for essential crossing such as commercial and health-related activities. These travel restrictions apply only to Canadian and Mexican Nationals trying to enter the U.S. at land border crossings.
- Air passengers from Canada and Mexico may enter the country if they have not visited any of the restricted countries below in the last 14 days.
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that international travelers quarantine upon arrival in the U.S., but it is not a requirement unless specified by a particular region or state.
International Travel into Arizona
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States*:
- European Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)
- United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
- Republic of Ireland
*For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the proclamation issued on March 14, 2020.
All citizens, lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specific exceptions, who have been in one of the countries listed above in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States through one of 15 airports. All passengers through these designated airports will:
- Proceed to standard customs processing unless cleared pre-departure in Canada
- Undergo enhanced entry screening: Passenger will be asked about their medical history, current condition, and contact information for local health authorities
- Be given written guidance about COVID-19 and directed to their final destination