Social Distancing & Travel Restrictions

Guidelines For Safe & Responsible Travel In New Mexico

If traveling to New Mexico is on the horizon for you, we invite you to take a moment to review some helpful guidelines when visiting our state.

For more information on the status of COVID-19 in New Mexico, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health.

Responsible Travel Will Keep Travel Possible

We’ve made great strides in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, but there’s still more work to do. If you are traveling to New Mexico, please be mindful of the following guidelines:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask unless otherwise recommended by the latest official guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask or multilayer cloth face covering in public settings except when eating, drinking, or exercising outdoors alone. You can review New Mexico’s mask requirements here.
  • State officials project that 60 percent of eligible New Mexicans will be fully vaccinated by the end of June, allowing the state to graduate beyond many of the capacity restrictions currently in place. Until then, the state is operating under a color-coded risk assessment framework that permits most businesses to operate with limited capacity. All counties currently operate under the least restrictive guidelines, but that may be subject to change. You can review the state’s color-coded framework here.
  • Look before you book. Some businesses may have implemented additional safety guidelines for guests. We encourage you to review any additional guidelines from businesses before your visit and to respect additional requirements any business may decide to implement.
  • Please be gracious and patient with businesses as they continue to ramp up staffing. We are all adjusting to a new normal and your courtesy is much appreciated.
Travel Restriction Map 11-24-2020

High-risk States as of 03-23-2021

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts 
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

This does not preclude the requirement for persons to self-isolate or self-quarantine due to a close contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID-19, per the guidance published by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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