COVID-19 Travel Please adhere to local guidelines for safe and responsible travel, including following the statewide mask mandate. Read more
Canyonlands National Park   |  Angie Payne

COVID-19 Traveler Information

Utah has no travel restrictions or quarantine requirements if you are healthy and visiting from another state, though you may have return restrictions. The agencies that manage Utah’s outdoor recreation are committed to keeping public lands open while protecting visitors and staff. 

Visitors to Utah can protect themselves and Utahns by following state and local public health guidelines, including adhering to the statewide mask mandate that requires all Utahns and visitors to wear a mask in public, when within 6 feet of anyone not in your immediate household. Utah is open for dining, shopping and recreation, but social distancing and other precautions are required in public.

Always check the status and alerts of the area you plan to visit using the resources below. Ask additional questions using the chat feature on this page. 

Responsible Travel

Need to Know

Travel Restrictions

The Utah Office of Tourism follows the recommendations of Utah's COVID-19 Transmission Index. Consult the county index to see the restrictions of the counties you are traveling through. Much of Utah is currently experiencing High transmission levels, and the Governor has declared a state of emergency asking for a limit to any social gatherings outside of your immediate household until November 23. Review updates regularly as the restrictions can change.

See County Restrictions

Statewide Mask Mandate in Effect

Until futher notice, masks are mandated in public when within 6 feet of anyone outside your immediate household. 

Additional recommendations include following enhanced hygiene protocols and wearing masks indoors.

About the Statewide Mandate

Coronavirus Closures

Note: This list is updated daily.

National Parks and Public Lands

All national parks are open, but some services and activities are limited. Consult the current conditions and alerts page for each park before planning your travel.

In addition, please note:

Additional resources:

Utah State Parks

State parks are open to all visitors. Masks are required inside all state park visitor centers and facilities. Masks must also be worn at state parks wherever a 6-foot social distance cannot be maintained. See the latest information

Ski Resorts

Utah's ski resorts are preparing to open in late November and are creating streamlined operations, safety guidelines and pass options and assurances to help you plan ahead and navigate skiing in Utah during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about planning your ski trip during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cities

Several cities currently fall within high and moderate risk levels of transmission, but the Transmission Index guidelines permit operation of most businesses with a range of health and safety measures to protect business owners and patrons. Scroll down to learn about practices and requirements for dining, bars, live performances and more public spaces. Consult this resource for the latest local directives and orders governing each county and this PDF for full definitions and descriptions.

Travel With Care

The state's travel guidelines request that the general public reconsider non-essential travel to areas with widespread community transmission of COVID-19. Adhere to the guidelines of the geographical areas through which you are traveling, which in higher risk areas may include self-quarantine for some visitors — consult with the chat at coronavirus.utah.gov if you are unsure.

Fortunately, public lands are open for dispersed outdoor recreation activities, which are a great way to stay active and follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Follow these adapted tips from the U.S. Forest Service to plan a fun and safe outing:

Before Your Visit:

  1. Call ahead. Review the websites and social media that offer information on local conditions, but visitors are encouraged to reach out to local tourism contacts and land managers with any additional questions.

  2. Select an appropriate activity. Hiking, biking, stargazing and dispersed camping are fantastic options. Avoid high-risk activities like rock climbing or backcountry activities, as law enforcement and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID 19 issues.

  3. Select low-traffic locations and times. Discover a new area. Visit less-traveled locations like state parks and national monuments during non-peak hours to avoid crowding. Check out the regions that surround and compliment each national park.

  4. Stay home if you feel sick. Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit. Stay up-to-date on latest instruction from the Utah Coronavirus Task Force.

  5. Bring necessary supplies. Services like trash pickup and restroom maintenance could be limited or not available at some locations. Bring the supplies you might need such as trash bags and hand sanitizer.

During Your Visit:

  1. Evaluate your surroundings. When you arrive at the recreation area, evaluate your surroundings. A full parking lot or crowded trailhead might indicate that there are too many people recreating. For your safety and the safety of other visitors, please consider changing locations or returning at a less active time. Always have a back-up plan at this time.

  2. Keep your distance from others. Everyone wants to safely enjoy public lands. Please make sure to stay at least six feet away from other visitors as recommend by the CDC. Wear face coverings in settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. 

  3. Support local. Find ways to support the local communities that surrounds these natural areas. Stock up with groceries locally, stop in an artisan shop or eat at a restaurant in addition to campfire meals.

After Your Visit:

  1. Pack it in, pack it out. Take trash with you when you leave. Trash overflowing the receptacles becomes litter and can be harmful to wildlife and attract predators. This is part of an ethic we call Forever Mighty.

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