Traveler's Health Nevada


What is Traveler’s Health and What Does it Mean?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic travelers typically monitored their own health and if they were too ill to travel, they wouldn't — or at least shouldn’t. Now, the overall health of travelers is an important conversation especially in Nevada where much of the economy is based on tourism.

    The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has been granted funds to assist Nevada traveler's with receiving a COVID-19 test at the various points of entry, should they need or have a desire. Funds have also been allocated to cover the cost of some of the tests for travelers and to provide educational information.

      Nevada’s COVID-19 Restrictions

      The State of Nevada aligns their COVID-19 recommendations and mandates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends that all persons in counties with substantial or high transmission rates, whether vaccinated or not, continue to wear a mask while in indoor public spaces. Nevada Governor, Steve Sisolak issued an emergency directive explaining that Nevada requires people to wear a mask in a manner consistent with guidance from the CDC. This directive also states Nevada will incorporate any future guidance on masks as they are issued by the CDC. For the most up to date information on CDC guidelines, restrictions, and mandates, refer to the CDC Website.

        Per current CDC guidance, Nevada requires masks to be worn while one is indoors regardless of vaccination status in counties of substantial or high COVID-19 transmission. This requirement includes individuals who are fully vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines fully vaccinated as: two weeks having passed since an individual received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or two weeks having passed since an individual received their single dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

          Take note that the CDC guidance requires masks to be worn by all individuals while indoors at any transportation hub (i.e. airports, train stations, bus terminals, etc.). See this link for more information. It was announced on August 17, 2021, that this mandate has been extended through January 2022. Should the mandate be amended, further updates can be found on the CDC website or on the TSA website.

            Traveler's Health Nevada Contents

            Although maintaining six feet between yourself and others is not currently mandated in Nevada, it is strongly suggested and encouraged. There is not a social distancing requirement in place in Nevada. In addition to there not being a social distancing requirement in place, each of Nevada’s 17 counties are open at 100% capacity. You can learn about the current social distancing, mask requirements, provisions and recommendations designated by each county at travelnevada.com/covid-19/.

              Hotels and casinos throughout the Nevada are advised to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the State of Nevada and CDC. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) issued a statement indicating that hotels and casinos in Las Vegas mandate that all guests wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Hotel and casino guests throughout the state of Nevada must wear a mask while on the premises regardless of vaccination status. This is in line with the requirements of the State of Nevada and the CDC.

                If you are utilizing a vacation rental such as Airbnb or VRBO while you are in Nevada, please thoroughly research the policy of each property host as they vary from host to host. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the vacation rental company’s COVID-19 policies.