COVID-19 impacting travel worldwide
North Dakota offers great opportunities for travelers to follow their curiosity and enjoy our unspoiled wide-open spaces. We also place the health and safety of our residents and guests as our top priority.
Travel orders have been amended - allowing people to travel freely within the United States and releasing requirements for everyone except international travelers. Anyone traveling from another country, who is not merely passing through the state, must quarantine immediately upon entry to North Dakota for a period of 14 days or for the duration of the person's presence in North Dakota, whichever period is shorter.
Exemptions from Quarantine:
- People commuting internationally to and from North Dakota for work or for essential supplies and services.
- Essential critical infrastructure workers, as defined by the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Affected individuals are encouraged to fill out the travel form to receive information on how to monitor for symptoms. If you have symptoms and wish to seek medical care, please call before you go in.
Further, the state encourages residents and visitors to take diligent precautions to prevent transmission of COVID-19, including thorough hand-washing, wearing masks, avoiding non-essential travel and practicing physical distancing. Visit NDDoH for more information!
Theodore Roosevelt National Park re-opened to the public on May 9. Visitor centers and campgrounds remain closed. Work is ongoing to increase access with local, state and federal guidance. Prior to traveling, it's recommended to check the website for current operating status.
Day-access is permitted at North Dakota State Parks, but most visitor centers remain closed to the public. Campgrounds will open May 21 for limited-service camping. Some no-service camping is available. Check the website for the most current updates.
Day-use is also permitted at most National Grasslands and wildlife refuges, and a majority of boat ramps are open. However, numerous events are canceled or postponed. We recommend that visitors confirm with their destinations before traveling. Please consult this link for major closures.
For the most up-to-date North Dakota response to COVID-19, go to www.health.nd.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also offers information for travelers at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html