California (US state)

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineRecommended 10 days self-quarantine
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: April 24, 2021
Reviewed: May 6, 2021
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International travel and inter-state travel to California are possible, with health measurements in place. Within California, many restrictions are being re-imposed.

Can I travel to California?

  • International travel to California follows the general US restrictions, with some additional restrictions.
  • It is possible to travel to California from other US states, with some restrictions.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to California?

  • All arrivals to California, including citizens and residents, are recommended to self-quarantine for 7 days.
  • Some counties in California have imposed their own quarantine requirements for different arrivals.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to California?

  • All international arrivals to the US are required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • All arrivals to California, including citizens and residents, are recommended to present a negative PCR test upon arrival, and get tested again 3-5 days after entry.

Is public transportation open in California?

Public transportation in California is operating, under social distancing requirements.

Are the restaurants and bars open in California?

California has implemented a color-based tier system:

  • In Red areas, restaurants are open in limited capacity, and bars remain closed.
  • In Orange and Yellow areas, restaurants and bars are open, in limited capacity.

Are businesses and attractions open in California?

  • Non essential businesses and attractions in California are open under limitations.
  • Most entertainment centers and theme parks, including Disney, remain closed.

Do I need to wear a face mask in California?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.


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