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Quarantine or Self-Isolation

Travelers who come to Texas are not required by law to quarantine or self-isolate. This is true for travelers who arrive in Texas from other countries. It is also true for travelers who come to Texas from other U.S. states.

If you have not had a COVID-19 vaccination, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you quarantine for 7 – 10 days after you arrive in the U.S. This is a recommendation, not a rule.

According to the CDC:

CDC does not require travelers to undergo a mandatory federal quarantine. However, CDC recommends that unvaccinated travelers self-quarantine after travel for 7 days with a negative test and for 10 days if they don’t get tested.

COVID-19 Testing

If you are traveling to the U.S. from another country, you must show the airline either:

  • A negative COVID-19 test result, or
  • Proof that you have recovered from COVID-19

This rule applies to all people who travel by air to the United States and who are at least 2 years old. It applies to non-U.S. citizens, U.S. citizens, and legal permanent residents. See the CDC's FAQ page for more information.

According to the CDC:

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

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