Updated August 16, 2022
Though masks are now optional on public transportation -- including buses, trains, and airplanes -- masks are strongly recommended for everyone. Wearing masks is one way we can protect people who have compromised immunity and people who are unvaccinated, including infants under 6 months.
If you are ill
If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, headache, chills, or fever) do not take public transit. If you need urgent care, get a ride from someone in your household. If your symptoms are life-threatening call 9-1-1.
The CDC recommends that you make sure you are up to date on your vaccinations before you travel.
For more information about travel within the United States, see the CDC’s guide to domestic travel.
If you are planning to travel internationally, check the requirements of the country you are visiting and make a plan for testing when you return to the United States. The CDC has information about international travel requirements.
If you need to get a COVID test before you travel you have several options:
Call your provider or health clinic
Make an appointment at an OHSU testing site.
Check local pharmacies
Visit the COVID-19 Test finder on the Oregon Health Authority testing web page
Call 211 (interpretation is available)