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Travel Guidance

The County of San Mateo follows the April 2, 2021, “Travel Advisory” from the California  Department of Public Health (CDPH). 
The CDPH and the CDC recommend delaying travel until persons are fully vaccinated,  because travel increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. 
The State has issuing the following recommendations:
- are less likely to get and spread COVID-19, and can travel safely within  the United States and California 
- should follow CDC travel guidance, and are not required to test or  quarantine before or after travel unless they have symptoms concerning  for COVID-19 disease. 
Non-Essential Travel of unvaccinated persons (tourism and recreation): 
  • Except in connection with essential travel, Californians should avoid non essential travel outside of California, to other states or countries unless they are fully vaccinated. Avoiding travel reduces the risk of virus transmission, including by reducing the risk that new sources of infection and, potentially, new virus  strains will be introduced to California. 
  • Non-essential travelers from other states or countries, are strongly discouraged from entering California, and should adhere to the quarantine procedures set forth below. 
  • Non-essential travelers who are not fully vaccinated should get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before travel, and get tested 3-5 days upon arrival to their destination. They should stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after  travel, even if their test is negative. 
  • Non-essential travelers who are not fully vaccinated and don't get tested should stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.