Travel Information for Residents and Visitors

General Guidance for Travelers

  • Phase III reopening guidelines and restrictions are in effect as of June 30, 2020. More details are provided on Reopeningri.com.
  • Review the CDC’s guidance on US travel if you are thinking about traveling away from your local community.
  • Anyone coming to Rhode Island from outside the United States is required to quarantine for 14 days after their arrival. MORE
  • Anyone coming to Rhode Island from a state with current travel restrictions will need to quarantine for 14 days or provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. States with Current RI Travel Restrictions
  • Rhode Islanders planning to travel to a state that requires a COVID-19 test in order to avoid extended quarantine can schedule a test on portal.ri.gov. Test results are usually ready in two days.

Complete this certificate of compliance and travel screening form upon arrival in Rhode Island. Visitors may be asked to provide the completed certificate of compliance to lodging and accommodations upon check-in.

Quarantine for 14 days:

Anyone traveling to Rhode Island from one of these states with a COVID-19 positivity rate higher than 5% must quarantine for 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms.

As an exception, you may provide proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to your arrival. This exception does not apply to international travelers.

Domestic travelers who receive a COVID-19 test during their quarantine period in Rhode Island and get a negative result can stop quarantining. However, you still need to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, wear a mask any time you’re near people who don’t live with you, and follow physical distancing guidelines.

Get Tested for COVID-19:

Rhode Islanders returning from out-of-state travel can schedule a free test online at portal.ri.gov.

People visiting Rhode Island can find a place for asymptomatic testing in the list at the bottom of this page.

It might take several days to receive test results. You must quarantine while waiting for a negative test result.

Quarantining for 14 days is always preferred over relying on a negative test result as quarantining is the best way to limit the possibility of spreading COVID-19. International travelers must complete their 14-day quarantine period regardless of a negative test result.

Rhode Islanders planning to travel out of state should be mindful of any testing or quarantine requirements that may be in place at their destination. Some states require that visitors provide proof of a negative test result taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival.

If you are a Rhode Island resident who anticipates traveling out of state, you are eligible to schedule a traveler’s test through portal.ri.gov. For guidance on how to integrate COVID-19 testing into your travel itinerary, review TRAVEL TIP.

You will receive an email or text when your COVID-19 test results are ready. Results can be accessed at portal.ri.gov/results. You will be asked to enter your personal information and the date you were tested. You will get an error message if you try to access this portal before your results are ready or if the information you enter does not match the record. You can print or screenshot your test result so you may easily access it during your travels.

Whether you are a returning Rhode Island resident, an out-of-state visitor, or moving to Rhode Island from a state with a COVID-19 positivity rate greater than 5%, it is very important that you quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and schedule an asymptomatic test.

Testing is a crucial component of the Early Warning System for COVID-19 disease surveillance. The data that is gathered through testing helps the State further improve guidelines and preventative measures.

Most importantly, quarantining and scheduling a COVID-19 test upon your arrival to Rhode Island contributes to the safety of our community and helps prevent the spread of the virus.

The locations listed below offer testing for out-of-state travelers who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. You must call ahead to make an appointment.

Rhode Island is not offering free testing to out-of-state travelers at this time. The individual being tested or their insurance would be billed for the testing. You must quarantine while waiting for a negative test result. Anyone arriving to Rhode Island after international travel cannot test out of quarantine.

Testing Sites for Out-of-State Travelers who don't have COVID-19 Symptoms.