COVID-19 Travel Information

DHS recommends Wisconsin residents cancel or postpone all nonessential travel, including travel within the state. At this time, all international and domestic travel is considered risky, and all individuals who spend time outside of their home or local community have some risk of exposure to COVID-19. If international or domestic travel cannot be avoided, be prepared to remain away for an extended period of time if travel restrictions change or if you become sick. You should also be prepared to self-quarantine at home for 14 days upon your return.


People who have had possible exposure to a person that was confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 are being notified at this time, although the capacity to do so is limited as the number of positive cases increases. If you are experiencing symptoms and believe you have come into contact with a COVID-19 case and/or have traveled to a Level 3 country or state, you are being asked to self-quarantine and self-monitor for 14 days. 

Directions for self-quarantine and symptom monitoring per the WI Dept of Health Services depending on exposure risk level:


Safer At Home” and travel. On March 24, Governor Evers implemented a “Safer at Home” order for all Wisconsin residents, which will be in effect until at least April 24, 2020. This requires that Wisconsin residents stay at home or their place of residence, unless performing essential activities, such as seeking health care, food, necessary supplies and services, outdoor exercise, certain types of work, and other qualified activities. All travel within Wisconsin is prohibited other than certain essential travel, including:

  • Travel required by law enforcement or court order.
  • Travel to return home from outside your home jurisdiction.
  • Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable populations.
  • Travel to or from educational institutions to receive materials for distance learning, meals, or other related services.
  • Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside of Wisconsin.
  • Any travel related to perform other approved essential activities, special situations, essential government functions, essential business operations, and minimum basic operations, as described in Gov. Evers’ “Safer At Home” order.

International Travel:

The CDC recommends to avoid all non-essential travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC Travel Warnings


North Shore Health Department: (414) 371-2980