International and Out-of-State Travel

The City of Chicago Emergency Travel Order website contains the most up to date travel guidance.

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html

The City of Chicago has recently updated its Emergency Travel Order and quarantine guidelines to account for the increasing number of vaccinated persons throughout the region. In general, this new set of guidelines doesn’t require fully vaccinated individuals to follow the same guidelines as those who have yet to receive the vaccine.

Below you will find the precise criteria as outlined and defined by the Chicago Department of Public Health:

1. Quarantine after exposure -- Vaccinated persons who are a close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., are ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine).
  • Have remained asymptomatic since their last contact with the infected person; and
  • Are not inpatients or residents in a health care setting.

2. Quarantine after travel -- Vaccinated persons (returning travelers who live or work in Chicago, or visitors to Chicago) who have traveled domestically are not required to quarantine if they are:

  • Asymptomatic; and
  • Fully vaccinated (i.e., are ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine).

Again, people who are not fully vaccinated (i.e., are ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine) must continue to quarantine as required by the Emergency Travel Order.