COVID-19 Travel Guidance

We know there’s a lot of information out there about COVID-19, and it’s often contradicting. In an attempt to streamline your OCRWC travel experience, we’ve put together all the relevant information available about COVID-19 and the United States, specifically its entry requirements.


Every country has its own travel rules, so be sure to investigate your own restrictions and requirements both for leaving and returning to your country.

The following information is intended to offer you guidance for planning travel to the 2021 OCR World Championships. Guidance and restrictions are changing regularly, so please carefully read the guidance from the CDC as it pertains to your specific situation.

U.S. Domestic Travel

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine or a vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization can travel safely within the United States.

Effective June 15, 2021, the state of Vermont has dropped all COVID-related restrictions. There are no limits on the number of people who can congregate in restaurants, performance spaces or other indoor venues. For all practical purposes, Vermont has returned to its pre-pandemic norms.

Travel across state borders no longer requires any quarantine once arriving in Vermont.

International Travel Into The United States

Currently, non-citizens traveling from certain countries are restricted from entry into the United States. The list of current restricted countries can be found on the CDC website here. This list is changing rapidly, so check back often.

Requirements for those eligible to enter the United States:
  • For U.S. Citizens returning from abroad and those travelers coming from countries that are not on the restricted list, all air passengers coming to the United States must show a negative COVID test no more than 3 days prior to travel. More information can be found on the CDC website here.
  • Once in the United States, the CDC recommends self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and getting a viral test within 3-5 days after traveling. For those who are not vaccinated, the CDC recommends self-quarantine for 7 days post-travel.

Remember – if you are unable to race due to COVID related travel restrictions or issues, we will allow you to defer your registration to 2022 at absolutely no cost!

As always, if you have any questions at all about your own travel needs, we’re here to help! Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].