Healthy Travel Information
The health and safety of visitors and residents are of the utmost importance to us. Loudoun County is closely monitoring the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and staying in contact with federal and local public health authorities. We’re committed to providing accurate, up-to-date information to help you stay safe while traveling and during your visit. Here’s what you need to know:
- Currently, there are no restrictions on travel within the domestic U.S.
- The White House announced that starting on March 13 travel is restricted to the U.S. from most of Europe for 30 days. This restriction does not apply to U.S. citizens or their family members.
- Travel is also restricted for those who have been in China and/or Iran during the last 14 days.
We encourage all visitors to use their own discretion and follow all travel best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick.
- Stay up-to-date on vaccinations.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid contact with animals while traveling.
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
- Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. State Department.
Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling.
- While there are currently no mandatory limits or closures on restaurants or bars, Governor Ralph Northam urges you to follow federal guidelines restricting public gatherings of 10 or more people in any business.
Attractions and Events
- All attractions and events are subject to changes and closures. We strongly recommend confirming the status of attractions and upcoming events by reaching out directly to the attraction, venue, or ticket provider before proceeding.
- The CDC is recommending no gathering larger than 10 people.
- The Loudoun County Government shares local updates, travel alerts and tips to help minimize risk.
- The Virginia Department of Health shares daily state-wide updates and advice.
- The U.S. Travel Association offers healthy travel practices and guidance for travelers.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention features the latest global updates, health and travel information, and guidance for large gatherings.
- The World Health Organization offers advice, reports, and updates on the outbreak.