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California (US state)

  • MasksRequired in some cases
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen
  • QuarantineRecommended 10 days self-quarantine
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: June 17, 2021
Reviewed: July 28, 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?

Restaurants, cafes and bars in California are open.

Are businesses and attractions open in California?

Non essential businesses and attractions in California are open.

Do I need to wear a face mask in California?

Wearing face masks is required on public transportation. Unvaccinated individuals must wera face masks in all indoor public places.


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