Home Traveling guide Illinois Travel Restrictions: Chicago Notice to 49 States, 4 Territories; each state, territory on the list for the 2nd consecutive week

Illinois Travel Restrictions: Chicago Notice to 49 States, 4 Territories; each state, territory on the list for the 2nd consecutive week

CHICAGO (WLS) – The Chicago Department of Public Health did not add or remove any state or territory from the COVID-19 travel advisory on Wednesday.

For the second week in a row, the city’s quarantine notice includes 49 states and four territories. This includes all US states and the four territories.

States are removed from the Travel Advisory when they maintain a daily rate of COVID cases below 15 per 100,000 population for two consecutive weeks.

Authorities recommend that unvaccinated travelers get tested one to three days before leaving on a trip and get tested three to five days after returning home. Unvaccinated travelers are asked to self-quarantine for seven days after returning from travel, even if they are negative. Those who do not get tested should self-quarantine for 10 days after travel and avoid people at high risk of COVID for 14 days after travel.

RELATED: Chicago Couple, Unvaccinated and Together for Years, Dies of COVID Weeks Before Marriage

The CRPD reminds unvaccinated travelers that under the advisory, they must be tested for COVID before and after their travel from any state on the advisory list and must be quarantined upon arrival at Chicago.

For international travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now requires that all travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality, obtain a negative COVID-19 viral test no more than a day before their trip to the United States. . CDPH guidelines follow CDC requirements for international travel.

The U.S. average daily case rate per 100,000 population is 203.1 (148.1 last week). Illinois’ daily case rate is currently 227.1 (182.1 last week). Chicago’s daily case rate is 177.1 (169.7 last week).

RELATED: Why Are So Many Vaccinated People Getting COVID-19 Lately? | What would you like to know
“If you are not vaccinated and you are traveling, you are taking a huge risk to your health,” said CRPD Commissioner Allison Arwady, MD. get fully immunized and get a booster shot when you are eligible. People find themselves in hospitals every day when they never thought they would ever be there – and nearly all of them are not vaccinated. People are dying every day – and overwhelmingly they are not vaccinated. “

CRPD travel advice is aligned with CDC travel advice.

Before traveling, unvaccinated people should:

  • Get tested 1 to 3 days before departure.
  • While traveling:

  • ALL individuals, regardless of immunization status, should wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other public transportation to, within or outside the United States and within the United States. American transportation hubs such as airports and train stations.
  • In Chicago, wear a mask in all indoor public places, regardless of immunization status.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).
  • After travel, unvaccinated people should:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and quarantine for a full 7 days.
  • Even if your test is negative, stay home and quarantine yourself for a full 7 days.
  • -If your test is positive, self-isolate to protect others from infection.

  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and quarantine yourself for 10 days after travel. Avoid being around people who are at increased risk of serious illness for 14 days, whether or not you are tested.
  • All travelers are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 after travel and to self-isolate and get tested if they develop any symptoms.
  • Copyright © 2022 WLS-TV. All rights reserved.