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Illinois Travel Restrictions: Chicago Notice in 49 States, 4 Territories; each state, each territory on the list for the second week in a row

CHICAGO (WLS) – The Chicago Department of Public Health did not add or remove any states or territories from the COVID-19 travel alert on Wednesday.

For the second straight week, the city’s quarantine counseling spans 49 states and four territories. This includes all US states and all four territories.

States will be removed from travel warnings if they have a daily COVID case rate below 15 per 100,000 residents for two consecutive weeks.

Officials recommend that unvaccinated travelers get tested one to three days before they travel and three to five days after they return. Unvaccinated travelers are asked to self-quarantine for seven days after returning from travel, even if they tested negative. Those who do not get tested should self-quarantine for 10 days after the trip and avoid those at high risk of COVID for 14 days after the trip.

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CDPH is reminding unvaccinated travelers that according to the recommendation, they should be tested for COVID before and after traveling from any of the states on the recommendation list and that they should be quarantined upon arrival in Chicago.

For international travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now requiring that all travelers, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, receive a negative COVID-19 virus test at least one day before entering the USA. The CDPH guidelines follow the CDC requirements for international travel.

The average daily case rate in the US per 100,000 population is 203.1 (148.1 last week). The daily fall rate from Illinois is currently 227.1 (182.1 last week). Chicago’s daily fall rate is 177.1 (169.7 last week).

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“If you are not vaccinated and you are traveling, you are running an enormous health risk,” said CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, MD. “The most important thing you can do now, whether you are planning a trip or not, is to get the full vaccination and get a booster vaccination when you are eligible. Every day, people end up in hospitals who didn’t think they’d ever be there – and almost all of them are unvaccinated. People die every day – and the vast majority of them are not vaccinated. “

CDPH’s travel advice is based on the travel recommendations of the CDC.

Before traveling, unvaccinated persons should:

  • Let yourself be tested 1-3 days before departure.
  • To travel:

  • ALL individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask on airplanes, buses, trains, and other public transportation to, from, or within the United States, as well as indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and train stations.
  • In Chicago, wear a mask in all indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible and wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).
  • Unvaccinated persons should after the trip:

  • Get a virus test 3-5 days after the trip AND stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days.
  • Even if your test is negative, stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days.
  • -If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from infection.

  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after your trip. Avoid being with people who are at increased risk of serious illness for 14 days, whether or not you get tested.
  • All travelers are recommended to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms after the trip and to isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms.
  • Note: The video in the player above is from an earlier report.

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