Every State in the U.S. Is Now on Chicago's Travel Advisory List

The city also recommends that unvaccinated travelers get tested for COVID-19.

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Chicago's travel advisory list now consists of every state in America.

The city, which has been regularly adding states to its travel advisory for weeks, just added Vermont, meaning that travelers from every state are considered a "high risk."

States become eligible for Chicago's travel advisory list when they exceed 15 new cases per day, per 100,000 residents. The city has been expanding the list since mid-July when it added states for the first time since June 1.

Additionally, unvaccinated travelers are asked to get tested one to three days before arriving and then again three to five days after travel and wear a mask in both indoor and outdoor settings, according to the city. Unvaccinated travelers should also self-quarantine for a full seven days, even if they test negative.

Previously, Chicago only recommended unvaccinated travelers get tested 72 hours before arriving in the city or quarantine for 10 days.

The city's Department of Public Health tweeted the recommendations were updated to "align with the CDC guidance" for unvaccinated people.

Chicago has been battling its own surge in COVID-19 cases, reinstating an indoor mask mandate in an effort to combat it. The city's United Center, home to Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks games, also tweeted last week that masks will be required for all attendees as well as proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter.

Cook County, where Chicago is located, has recorded a 5.1% positivity rate of COVID cases as of Sept. 8, according to the county's public health site.

Alison Fox is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure. When she's not in New York City, she likes to spend her time at the beach or exploring new destinations and hopes to visit every country in the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram.

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