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Montana Aware

Visit Montana prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 and the rapidly changing public health situation. Visit Montana wants to ensure that you have the resources needed to make informed travel decisions. We are taking precautions according to information and recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization and we encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance.

What you need to know

The health and safety of our citizens and visitors is our top priority. While visiting our spectacular state please be prepared for the following protocols and safety precautions. 

  • Masks are required in counties with more than four active COVID-19 cases, and strongly encouraged in all other counties. This requirement is for individuals over 5-years-old in public indoor spaces and outdoor settings where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Know before you go: Know the local public health guidelines before arriving at your destination.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Understand some services and destinations may be limited.
  • There is currently no travel-related quarantine.

Visitors to Montana should be aware travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic may vary on the seven Indian reservations in Montana. As tribal governments continue to assess public health risks, travel restrictions may change at any time depending on current conditions. 

The CDC recommends older adults or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions who are at risk for disease, should consider postponing nonessential travel. The State Department has advised that U.S. citizens abroad should return home unless staying for an indefinite period and that international travel should be avoided. For the latest international and national travel alerts, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Illness Prevention

This is a rapidly changing public health situation and it’s important to stay informed by following reputable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The best way to prevent infection from COVID-19 and any respiratory virus is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The same preventative measures that are recommended during cold and flu season will also help to protect against coronavirus:

  • Wear a mask in public spaces or when social distancing cannot be achieved
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often for at least 20 seconds using soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue (or your elbow)
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Partner Toolkit

As part of this initiative, the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development has developed a toolkit of resources to help you educate residents and visitors on safe travel best practices. The toolkit includes posters, graphics and logos. Download it here.

Travel Resources

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Federal & State Resources

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Tribal and Indian Country Resources

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Glacier National Park Resources

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Yellowstone National Park Resources

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Regional Updates

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