Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Travel Guidance

    COVID-19 Information and Travel Guidance

    North Dakota's wide open spaces, uncrowded trails, scenic courses, stunning Badlands and pristine prairies have been a respite for travelers throughout the pandemic. This is a haven for families, couples and solo travelers who want to explore and breathe easy.

    North Dakota’s destinations, businesses and events are now open and excited to welcome visitors back, and at North Dakota Tourism we want everyone to stay safe, be healthy and show kindness to one another. Looking for travel ideas? Visit our Welcome Back to North Dakota page for suggestions central to communities and adventure areas.

    As travel guidance can change rapidly during a pandemic, it is important to check in with cities, attractions, businesses and events before visiting. Here are some resources for the latest travel recommendations in the U.S. and North Dakota.


    Travel With Care

    Follow these adapted tips from the U.S. Forest Service to plan a fun and safe outing:

    1. Plan ahead. Review the websites and social media that offer information on local conditions. Visitors are also encouraged to reach out to local tourism officials with any additional questions.
    2. Respect others. Everyone wants to safety enjoy public lands and common spaces. Respect your distance from other visitors as recommended by the CDC.
    3. Stay home if you feel sick. Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit. Stay up-to-date on latest instruction from the North Dakota Department of Health.
    4. Support local. Find ways to support the local communities that surround natural areas. 
    5. Travel responsibility and reduce impact. There's no substitute for the lands we love. Know the regulations and special concerns for the areas you'll visit.

    Additional Resources

    Entering Canada Requirements Checklist and Questions

    Entering USA Information Center

    Travel information across the U.S.-Canada border is available at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.