The city's quarantine advisory now includes 48 states and three territories after Louisiana, South Carolina and the Virgin Islands was added to the list.
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As of Tuesday, every state or territory except for Guam and Montana are on the Travel Advisory.
Three states - Alaska, Idaho, and Mississippi - are eligible to come off the advisory next week.. States are removed from the Travel Advisory when they maintain a daily COVID case rate below 15 per 100,000 residents for two consecutive weeks.
Officials recommend that unvaccinated travelers should get tested one to three days before leaving on the trip as well as getting tested three to five days after returning. Unvaccinated travelers are asked to self-quarantine for seven days after returning from travel even if they test negative. Those who do not get tested should self-quarantine for 10 days after travel and avoid those at high-risk for COVID for 14 days after travel.
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CDPH reminds unvaccinated travelers that under the Advisory, they should be tested for COVID before and after travel from any state on the advisory list and should quarantine upon arrival in Chicago.
For international travel, the CDC now requires that all travelers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, get a negative COVID-19 viral test no more than 1 day before travel into the United States. CDPH guidelines follow CDC requirements for international travel.
The U.S. average daily case rate per 100,000 residents is 62.2, nearly double what it was three weeks ago at 31.3. Illinois' daily case rate currently is 87.1, also more than double what it was three weeks ago at 39.2 Chicago's daily case rate is 140.3, a more than 500 percent increase from three weeks ago (23.2).
"If you must travel during this time, please make sure you are fully vaccinated - and that includes a booster shot," said CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D. "You don't know the vaccination status of your fellow travelers, so take the extra precaution of wearing your mask whenever you are in enclosed spaces with other people. If you're not vaccinated, you probably shouldn't be traveling."
CDPH's Travel Advisory guidance is aligned with the CDC's traveler recommendations.
Before travel, unvaccinated individuals should:
After travel, unvaccinated individuals should:
-If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.