Travel & Visitors
The following Travel Guidelines have been developed for travelers entering, departing, or returning to the State of Nevada. Traveler must follow state and local requirements, and at a minimum, avoid large indoor gatherings, maintain social distancing, and always wear a face covering.
RULES OF THE ROAD:
You should NOT travel if you fall into any of the following categories:
- Have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet recovered
- Have been presumptuously diagnosed with COVID-19
- Are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms
- Have been potentially exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19
IF you travel, make sure to do the following:
- Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from anyone who is not from your household
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
- Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover coughs and sneezes
Before you decide to travel to or from Nevada, do an assessment of the following:
- Do you live with someone who might be more likely to get very ill from COVID-19? If you get infected while traveling, you can spread the virus to loved ones when you return, even if you don’t have symptoms.
- Are you more likely to get very ill from COVID-19? Anyone can get very ill from the virus that causes COVID-19, but older adults and people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING: The State of Nevada requires all residents and visitors to wear a face covering. If you plan to travel by air to Nevada, make sure to bring face coverings and prepare to wear them throughout your visit.
WHO SHOULD YOU TRAVEL WITH?
Similar to other activities, it is recommended that individuals come in close contact with members of their own household when traveling. Every time you come in close proximity with someone outside of your household for an extended period of time, you increase your risk of COVID-19 exposure.
If you must travel with members outside of your immediate household, it’s critical that you first assess whether any of your potential travel companions have tested positive, may have been exposed to a positive case, or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Additionally, all travel companions must strictly adhere to all face covering and social distancing requirements mandated by all of the Western Pact states.
While there is currently no federal requirement that air travelers wear a mask or face covering when they fly, many airlines have crafted their own policies that mandate use for travelers. Regardless of each individual airline’s policy, all travelers to and from Nevada should wear a mask or face covering during air travel for the entire duration of the flight. Additionally, travelers should always wear a face covering in both departure and arrival airports, and should avoid unnecessary time spent at airports pre-boarding.
Minimize stops: Map out your trip in advance to minimize stops for gas, food, or bathroom breaks as much as possible. Any stops can result in increased contact with others. When you do make a stop, ALWAYS wear a face covering, maintain safe social distancing, and wash your hands.
Wear a Face Covering: If you are traveling in car with people who are not members of your household, everyone should wear a face covering for the duration of the car ride.
Be Prepared: When you’re packing for your road trip, make sure to include face coverings for all travelers, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and/or paper towels, a box of disposable gloves. It is also recommended that travelers bring their own beverages and snacks.
Get Some Air: Whenever possible, it’s recommended that windows are rolled down to decrease the amount of time the virus particles can be in the air in a confined space.
RESOURCES FOR TRAVELERS
If you are traveling to or from Nevada, we encourage you to review the state-specific COVID-19 resources listed below:
STATE OF NEVADA COVID-19 information website: www.NVHealthResponse.nv.gov
- To visit the statewide testing location map, click here
LAS VEGAS / CLARK COUNTY (Southern Nevada Area)
RENO / WASHOE COUNTY (Northern Nevada Area)
DOWNLOAD THE NEVADA COVID TRACE APP TO YOUR SMARTPHONE
COVID Trace is a free, easy-to-use mobile phone app that gives Nevada health officials the information they need to fight COVID-19, without compromising your privacy. The app will help Nevadans and our visitors protect each other and slow the spread by notifying you if you’ve likely been exposed to COVID-19. Empowering you to quarantine effectively, seek timely medical attention, and reduce risk for your loved ones. Click here to learn more
There are no health-related road closures in place at this time. When driving to, from and throughout Nevada you can find updated Nevada highway conditions – including any potential weather-related closures – by logging onto nvroads.com or dialing 511 before driving. Also, you can download the NVRoads app on your mobile device for state highway updates.
Nevadans urged to avoid travel to the greatest extent practicable.
McCarran International Airport
- All travelers and employees and employees are required to wear a face covering
- Check online for facilities that are currently closed
- The CDC is only screening passengers arriving on flights from certain origins. That screening is taking place at 15 designated U.S. airports. McCarran is not one of them.
- Only ticketed travelers and employees can enter the terminals. Greet loved ones at Passenger Pickup, and say goodbye at the curb.
- Floor decals and signs displayed throughout the facilities remind travelers to stay six feet apart. Overhead announcements reinforce the message.
- Limit face-to-face interactions by checking in at home and using a mobile boarding pass.
- All travelers and employees are required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth. Signs and overhead announcements serve as reminders of the governor’s mandate.
- Masks may be purchased in news and gift stores and from PPE vending machines. Free masks are available at Information Booths.
- Travel with a carry-on only and be sure to pack hand sanitizer.
- Some dining and shopping are temporarily closed check online to see what’s open.
- Face masks/face coverings are required inside the airport by order of the Nevada Governor.
- The Reno-Tahoe International Airport terminal is open to all visitors – not just passengers. Customer Service Representatives are available Monday-Friday during peak travel hours to offer complimentary face coverings to anyone who needs one.
- Wear your face covering throughout your airport journey.
- RNO employees will be wearing face coverings.
- Pay attention to social distancing and signage.
- RNO is performing continuous, 24/7 cleaning throughout the airport.
- We use CDC approved, hospital grade disinfectant.
- Plexiglas shielding has been installed at key counter areas.
- Restaurants and stores are open post security
- Airlines have limited/suspended inflight food and beverage services.
- If you didn’t pack a snack, food is available at airport restaurants.
- Several airlines now require masks or facial coverings for passengers who board their aircraft. Be an informed traveler by educating yourself on the state-specific COVID-19 guidelines at your final destination.
- Low passenger numbers continue to force flight cancellations on a daily basis.
After Travel Recommendations for Travelers
CDC’s after travel recommendations for international and domestic travel can be found on the following pages:
Nevada Ski Season / General Travel Guidance 2020-2021
- Advance reservations will be required for single ticket sales at almost all resorts. At some resorts, food and parking will also be arranged by advanced reservations only.
- California has a 25% capacity on all in-person dining, which includes ski resort lodges. Limited food service will be available at most California and Nevada resorts; congregating in and around the lodges will be restricted for the 2020-2021 season.
- Most resorts will not offer group lessons for the 2020-2021 season
- For the most up to date COVID-19 restrictions and upcoming news for the 2020-2021 season, please check directly with the mountain resort you plan to visit.