CT COVID Travel Advisory and Other Guidance


Effective December 19, 2020, the revised Connecticut COVID-19 Travel Advisory will:

  • Apply to all travelers – both foreign and domestic – entering Connecticut from any location, except for the neighboring states of New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island; and
  • Require all affected travelers to complete the Connecticut Travel Health Form (available at ct.gov/travelform) and self-quarantine for a period of 10 days or until a negative COVID-19 test result.

 There will be three exemptions from the requirement to self-quarantine:

  •  Testing alternative exemption: Applicable to any affected traveler who has had a negative test for COVID-19 in the 72 hours prior to their arrival in Connecticut, or subsequent to their arrival in Connecticut, and had submitted such negative test result to the commissioner of the Department of Public Health. This can be either a PCR test or a rapid antigen test.
  • Essential worker exemption: Applicable to essential workers traveling for work-related purposes.
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 exemption: Applicable to an affected traveler who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days prior to his or her arrival in Connecticut and has clinically recovered, or has not been symptomatic for a period of 10 days since symptom onset or such positive test if not symptomatic, and has submitted such test result to the commissioner of the Department of Public Health.

 For further information on the Connecticut COVID-19 Travel Advisory, including an extensive list of frequently asked questions (FAQ), visit ct.gov/Coronavirus/travel.

Effective November 6, CT rolled back to Phase 2.1. The major changes under Phase 2.1 include:

  •  Restaurants will reduce to 50 percent capacity with a maximum limit of 8 people to a table;
  • Restaurants will be required to close by 9:30 p.m., with the exception of food takeout and delivery services, which will be allowed to continue after 9:30 p.m.;
  • Alcohol can only be served when food has been ordered and during consumption;
  • Personal services, such as hair salons and barber shops, will remain at 75 percent capacity;
  • Event venues will be limited to 25 people indoor, 50 people outdoor;
  • Performing arts venues and movie theaters will have a capacity of 100 people; and
  • Religious gatherings will be limited to 50 percent capacity or 100 people maximum
  • In New Canaan, a decision has been made to extend outdoor dining through February 9, 2021.