COVID-19 US State Measures and Global Travel Restrictions Maps

United States Measures and Travel Restrictions Maps

The US state measures and travel restrictions map is an interactive map that tracks state and local movement and travel restrictions and health and emergency provisions for COVID-19. It is being updated daily. Information is sourced from publicly available state and local websites.

How to use the US Maps

NEW: To improve map readability, Healthcare Ready is creating additional new maps to display key information more clearly. The original US state measures and travel restrictions map will no longer be updated, however, it will remain on this page until all information it contains is included in additional maps.

US Reopenings, Travel, and Face Coverings Measures Map 

This map lists the travel restrictions, reopening status, and mask and/or face covering guidance 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. See below for a summary of map components.

Travel Restrictions 

The first 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. This type of travel restriction generally applies to all forms of transportation (car, air, bus, etc.). This includes individuals who drive into a state alone. 

Some states exempt essential workers from restrictions. These exemptions have been included in the  state’s description of measures where applicable. 

There are two possible statuses for the Travel Restrictions map. These statuses are explained below:

  • Travel Restrictions – Travel restrictions exist for out of state travelers who plan to stop inside this state. These restrictions usually do not apply to travelers driving through the state in question. Some restrictions are only limited to travelers from COVID hotspots, as defined by the state.
  • No Travel Restrictions – There are no mandatory travel restrictions for out of state travelers at this time.

Reopening

The second tab of the map displays reopening status as the map legend. We used the New York Times interactive map as a reference for the reopening status in each state. See their excellent resource for additional information on the status of each state’s reopening.

There are four possible statuses for the Reopening map. These statuses are explained below:

  • Reopened – In these states, businesses have reopened in every major sector, though they are almost universally under restrictions. 
  • Reopening – Many states are reopening in stages, allowing certain business sectors to open ahead of others. Differs by state.
  • Reversing – Some states moved to close certain business sectors or in specific counties after seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. 
  • Pausing – Some states reopened some business sectors, but paused or delayed plans to reopen further upon reviewing COVID case data. 

Mask and/or Face Covering Guidance 

The final tab of the map displays mask and/or face covering guidance as the map legend, aiming to communicate guidance and mandates in place by state. 

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

  • Mandatory Statewide – Face coverings are mandatory in all public spaces and businesses where 6 ft of distance cannot be maintained 
  • Recommended Statewide – Face coverings have been recommended by the state legislature in public settings, but not mandated.
  • City/local requirements only – Certain cities or counties have mandates in place for citizens or for customers while within a business, but wearing a mask is not mandated statewide.
  • No guidance in place – There is no mask or face covering requirement in place. 

How to Use the Map

The map below is viewable through three 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 Measures and Travel Restrictions Map (no longer being updated)

This US map tracks:

  • States of emergency (SoEs)
  • Public health emergencies (PHEs)
  • State-level access and re-entry programs
  • Modifications to access and re-entry programs due to COVID-19
  • Mass gatherings limitations
  • Local containment measures (area lockdowns, statewide curfews, etc.)
  • Stay home orders
  • Business closures

Click on a state to view details of state measures and find links to each state’s state of emergency and/or public health emergency.

The US map was last updated April 1, 2020 at 8:30pm ET.

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.