It’s 2021 and many are itching to travel and while international tours are out of the question, visiting great U.S. outdoor destinations are safe options. Several U.S. cities are more than happy to welcome visitors, since there are places outside of the metropolis that offer natural scenic spots where travelers can safely collect snapshots of wonderful memories despite the pandemic.
Below are travel advisories in some states where many have ventured to travel mainly because of the wonderful outdoor environments longed for by nature lovers.
The State of New York doe not have rigid requirements to travellers who come from the states of Connecticut, Oregon, Arizona, Hawaii, Washington, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Although you will still be allowed entry even if you’re not from the aforementioned states, you will be required to stay quarantined for two weeks before you will be permitted to explore places in New York.
Generally, the basic requirement, including for those coming from exempted states, is to present a recent negative COVID-19 test result. It’s a mitigation measure to make sure asymptomatic out-of-town visitors will not be instrumental in further spreading the virus to NY citizens and other travelers. Also, while in New York, the wearing of masks and keeping a safe distance from others are mandatory.
Currently, there are no particular domestic travel restrictions or any required quarantine in the city. However, make sure to always socially distance and wear masks. Also, avoid taking part in parties even if held in private residences as law enforcers conduct raids and do not hesitate to put violators in jail.
The city is filled with outdoor spaces and always has great weather, perfect for taking photos to post in your Instagram account. By the way, in case you’ll be travelling by plane, be in the know that most airports require passengers to present negative test results before allowing passengers to enter the area.
Like Los Angeles, the city of Seattle does not have specific travel restrictions but also strictly enforces the wearing of masks and distancing socially when in public places. As mentioned earlier, Seattle airport also requires travelers to show proof of negative test results before they are allowed entry inside the airport. It’s a minor requirement that’s worth the time and money spent, as Seattle has plenty of green outdoor spaces to offer.
Colorado is another state, rich in outdoor venues considered as excellent places to explore by hiking. Picture yourself and your companion/s taking nature trips in Denver, Colorado’s Red Rocks, Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as conquer places like Pikes Peak and Mount Evans. Just don’t forget to be prepared with extra clothing, as quick changes in weather may occur especially when hiking in mountains.
Colorado does not require presentation of negative test results and has no quarantine requirements either. Still, negative test results are required at the Colorado airport, while the wearing of masks and social distancing are likewise mandatory in public areas.
Southern Utah is another great place for outdoor adventures and like Colorado, does not impose quarantine and rigid travel restrictions, except for the wearing of masks and staying at a safe distance from people in public places. The state is filled with national parks and is excellent for road trips and other outdoor activities like biking and hiking.
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