COVID-19 US State Measures and Global Travel Restrictions Maps

How to Use the US Maps

NEW: Healthcare Ready has updated this page to include a single map outlining COVID-19 vaccine credentialing, mask/face covering mandates, travel restrictions, and states of emergency related to COVID-19. 

This page also contains a map showing states’ and cities’ access and re-entry programs and any considerations for those programs during COVID-19.


US Vaccine Credentialing, Face Covering, Travel, and State of Emergency Measures Map 

This map highlights the vaccine credentialing status, mask and/or face covering guidance and authority, travel restrictions, and state of emergency status of each US state and territory. This map focuses primarily on state-level guidance but may also include information on major city or county orders. Please see below for a summary of map components.

Vaccine Credentialing 

The first tab of the map displays the state vaccine credentialing / proof of vaccination system status. A vaccine credential is a document or application that contains a person’s vaccination records and as such provides confirmation that a person has been vaccinated. In this map, “proof of vaccination system” refers to a system administered at the state level that allows vaccine credentialing. This could include applications such as digital vaccine passports. Settings that require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 can include places of work, private businesses, and school systems.

There are four possible statuses for the Vaccine Credentialing Map:

  • State Vaccine Credentialing / Proof of Vaccination System Available – Required – The state or territory has a vaccine passport or credentialling program in place and requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination in at least one setting.
  • State Vaccine Credentialing / Proof of Vaccination System Available – Optional – The state or territory has a vaccine passport or credentialling program in place but does not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination. However, private businesses and/or school districts may require proof of vaccination and can utilize the state system for this purpose.
  • State System not Available – Credentialling Optional for Other Entities – The state or territory does not have a vaccine passport or credentialling program in place. However, private businesses and/or school districts may require proof of vaccination.
  • Vaccine Credentialing / Proof of Vaccination System Prohibited – The ability to ask for proof of COVID-19 vaccination is prohibited by the state government for most settings. However, some exemptions (such as healthcare organizations) may exist.

State Mask and/or Face Covering Guidance 

The second tab of the map displays mask and/or face covering authority as the map legend, aiming to communicate mandates in place at the state-level. Exemptions often exist and are indicated in the measure description.

There are five possible statuses for the State Mask / Face Covering Guidance Map:

  • Mandated for Everyone – Face coverings are mandatory in all public spaces, workplaces, and businesses, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Mandated Only for the Unvaccinated – Face coverings are only required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings.
  • Mandated Based on Transmission Level – Face coverings are mandated for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in specific areas if the COVID-19 transmission level is categorized as substantial or high. 
  • Mandated for Specific Settings – Face coverings are required to be worn in specific settings, such as schools. 
  • No Mandate – There is no mask or face covering requirement in place. 

The tooltip of the map also displays information on local mask and/or face covering authority, which indicates if local officials or entities can institute mask mandates at the local level (i.e., in jurisdictions within the state like counties or cities).

Travel Restrictions 

The third tab of the map displays travel restrictions as the map legend. For this map, travel restrictions generally refer to travel in and out of a state or territory. This type of travel restriction generally applies to all forms of transportation (e.g., car, air, bus, etc.) 

State exemptions from restrictions exist, which is indicated as such in the state’s or territory’s description of measures.

There are two possible statuses for the Travel Restrictions map:

  • Travel Restrictions in Place – Travel restrictions exist for out-of-state travelers who plan to stop inside the state or territory. 
  • No Travel Restrictions – There are no mandatory travel restrictions for out-of-state travelers at this time, but guidance measures may exist.

State of Emergency 

The final tab of the map displays State of Emergency as the map legend. This map highlights where governors have issued a state of emergency or emergency declaration for COVID-19 that is currently active as of the last update of the map (this date is reflected in the map). A state of emergency can be declared if a situation has occurred or may be imminent, which requires additional policies to alleviate or prevent damages, loss, hardship, or suffering. 

There are two possible statuses for the State of Emergency map:

  • Yes – A State of Emergency is active. 
  • No – A State of Emergency is not active.

How to Use the Map

The map below is viewable through four different filters, which you can select using the tabs at the top of the map. Each tab changes only the Map Legend. Each map contains all relevant information, regardless of the tab. Hover over a state or territory to display detailed information about the guidance in place for that location. 

Clicking on a state or territory will “pin” the displayed information, keeping it in place even if you remove your mouse from the map. Once the state or territory has been clicked, sources for each subject will appear in the lower left-hand side of the display box. 


US State Access and Re-Entry Programs Map

Access and re-entry refers to the ability to access an area impacted by an emergency or local crisis, traditionally a natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado. Some states have formal access and re-entry programs to help ensure ahead of time that first responders, critical infrastructure workers, and those transporting critical supplies can enter an area during a crisis to deliver assistance or keep infrastructure operational. 

This map shows formal access and re-entry programs by state. In addition to using this map to understand if states are using these programs to dictate access to areas under COVID-19 restrictions, organizations involved in the COVID-19 response can use this map to prepare in case they may need to enter an area impacted by a natural disaster or other emergency.  

There are three possible designations for a state on this map:

  • Statewide Program – This state has a program it uses to manage access and re-entry.
  • City-Specific Program – This state does not have a statewide access and re-entry program but has at least one city that has its own access and re-entry program.
  • No Access and Re-entry Program – This state does not have a formal access and re-entry program.

Click on a state to view details about that state’s access and re-entry program.


Global Travel/Transportation Restrictions Map

Healthcare Ready created a COVID-19 Travel and Transportation Map to provide a global overview of measures taken by countries and businesses in response to COVID-19 impacting the movement of people and goods across countries. The tracker assigns scores in seven major transportation and movement variables pertaining to the movement of people and goods across countries.

How to Use the Global Map

The map displays information for measures related to the following seven (7) major transportation/movement variables: exports and imports, ports, land borders, flights, entry, exit, and other economic measures.

  • Scores are assigned for each variable at the country level based on each variable. 
  • Individual variable scores are summed to create a country score, which is illustrated on the map with color. 
  • Blue indicates movement is encouraged overall, and orange indicates movement is restricted. 

Hover over a country to view specific measures that country has in place.   

The global map was last updated on April 8, 2020 at 5:30pm ET.  

 Note: While most countries’ current measures should be accurate as of the above date and time, due to the volume and frequency of updates it is recommended that users confirm information before citing or acting upon it.