The New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism (NJTT) is actively managing developments as they unfold with COVID-19, in close conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health. The health and safety of our communities remain our top priority, and we advise all travelers, residents and businesses to seek official information regarding New Jersey’s response to the coronavirus at New Jersey’s COVID-19 Information Hub. The COVID-19 Info Hub also provides the very latest guidance on protocols, rules and details for safe gatherings in New Jersey. In addition, the New Jersey Department of Health's website offers residents and tourists the latest news and information in travel updates.
Latest COVID-19 News:
- Dec. 6, 2021: Starting Dec. 6, all inbound international air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before travel to the United States. This mandate does not affect domestic flights. More information and details on this international mandate can be found at the CDC.
- Nov. 8, 2021: White House Press Secretary Kevin Munoz reported that inbound international travel restrictions to the U.S. will be lifted, immediate today, for fully vaccinated international travelers. This announcement includes the more than two dozen countries that were barred from U.S. entry since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, travelers to the U.S. by air will be subject to the presentation of a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry into the U.S. Those individuals traveling across land borders into the U.S. do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry into the country.
- Oct. 15, 2021: White House Press Secretary Kevin Munoz reported that inbound international travel restrictions to the U.S. will be lifted on Nov. 8, 2021 for fully vaccinated international travelers. This announcement includes the more than two dozen countries that were barred from U.S. entry since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, travelers to the U.S. by air will be subject to the presentation of a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry into the U.S. Those individuals traveling across land borders into the U.S. do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test to gain entry into the country.
- July 28, 2021: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and NJDOH Commissioner Judith Persichilli both announced the recommendation that both vaccinated and unvaccinated state residents wear masks in indoor settings when there is increased risk of transmission of COVID-19.
- July 27, 2021: The CDC announced that fully vaccinated Americans may still be contagious and able to spread the Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus; therefore, the CDC now urges vaccinated Americans, as well the those who are unvaccinated, to wear masks indoors in areas most impacted by high transmission rates of the Delta Variant.
- May 19, 2021: The Murphy administration has announced "Operation Jersey Summer," aimed at getting as many New Jerseyans ages 12+ vaccinated against COVID-19. Breweries, wineries and state parks from all around the state are participants in the program, providing incentives for vaccinations. To learn more, please visit Operation Jersey Summer.
- May 17, 2021: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy today announced the lifting of New Jersey’s travel advisory, which outlined quarantine and testing recommendations for residents and visitors to the state following interstate travel. Effective immediately, the travel advisory is no longer in place for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Residents and travelers are encouraged to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) protocols regarding quarantine and testing following domestic travel. Travelers should remain up to date regarding local travel recommendations and requirements applicable to their destination. International travel is still governed by the CDC’s protocols and guidance. New Jersey's Travel FAQ provides answers to many commonly asked travel questions.
- Executive Order No. 253: Effective Aug. 23, 2021, this order requires all N.J. state employees and school personnel to by fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18, 2021 or be subject to COVID-19 testing one-two times per week.
- Executive Order No. 280: Effective Jan. 11, 2022, this order declares a Public Health Emergency and restates the existing State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing state agencies and departments to utilize state resources to assist the State’s healthcare system and affected communities responding to and recovering from COVID-19 cases. Executive Order No. 281 continues Executive Orders Nos. 111, 112, and 207, allows Executive Orders Nos. 251, 252, 253, 264, and 271 to remain in effect, and extends various regulatory actions taken by the departments in response to COVID-19.
NJTT is committed to ensuring the safety and health of our residents, partners, tourists, visitors and staff, and will provide you with tourism-related updates, as we closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in our state and throughout the country.
Have general questions about COVID-19?
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
- Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7 am – 11 pm)
- Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
- Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
- Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance