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Mandatory travel quarantine still in effect

People coming in from outside the Bay Area counties must quarantine for 10 days. The quarantine was updated on February, 23, 2021.

SF is still under mandatory travel quarantine. 

More details are in the health order mandating a travel quarantine. It went in to effect at 12:01 am on December 18.

Update: The travel quarantine became a recommendation on February 23, 2021

The mandatory travel quarantine was lifted on February 23, 2021. After that, anyone traveling from outside California is still strongly recommended to quarantine for 10 days.

People traveling from outside the Bay Area must quarantine for 10 days

You must stay put, in your home or hotel room. Do not leave, except to get healthcare. Get food or groceries delivered. See guidance about quarantining.

This rule applies to people coming into San Francisco from outside the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma).

You do not have to quarantine when traveling to:

  • Do essential work
  • Work at a business allowed to be open (if otherwise short on staff)
  • Get needed healthcare
  • Care for someone
  • Comply with a court order
  • Play sports on an approved team
  • Work on an approved film or media crew
  • Get on a connecting flight at SFO
  • Go through SF and not staying overnight

You should still quarantine when you are not actively doing any of the above.

You also do not have to quarantine if you started your trip before today (December 17). Although, it’s much safer if you do quarantine.

Avoid traveling even within the Bay Area

You must avoid traveling outside of San Francisco. There is a large surge across the country. You could bring more COVID-19 back to SF.

More details about the travel quarantine

See official guidance, including translations, from the Department of Public Health.