COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATES IN SAN MATEO COUNTY
INDOOR MASK MANDATE & PROOF OF VACCINATION
Effective March 1, 2022, vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks in indoor settings. Masks are highly recommended for all, but the requirement has been dropped. However, masks are still required on public transportation, healthcare settings, senior care centers, etc. Thus far, no changes have been made to mask and vaccination rules for mega-events (+1,000 people indoors, 10,000 people outdoors). Learn more about the entire guidance for face coverings.
Lastly, some establishments may require proof of vaccination and we encourage everyone to travel with their vaccination card.
UPDATES ON LARGE GATHERINGS IN SAN MATEO COUNTY
For all indoor events of 1,000 people or more, proof of vaccination is required. Individuals unable to provide proof of vaccination: one day for antigen tests and two days for PCR tests. Face coverings are now required.
For all outdoor events of 10,000 people or more, proof of vaccination is highly encouraged. Self-attestation or a negative COVID test may be used at the discretion of the event's organizer. Face coverings are also required.
These requirements for large gatherings are uniform throughout the State of California.
UPDATES ON INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Individuals traveling into the United States, are required to show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days before they board their flight. Children under 2 years old do not need to test.
Masking will continue to be required on flights, and enhanced contact tracing will be employed for international visitors. However, international travelers will no longer be subject to quarantine mandates. Depending on where you are traveling to after San Mateo County, international travelers might need to show another negative COVID-19 test.
Visit the CDC's website for more information on International Travel.
- Information about Indoor Mask Mandate in San Mateo County
- Information about Large Gatherings in California
- Free COVID-19 Testing in San Mateo County
- SFO COVID-19 Testing for Travelers
- State of California's Current Safety Measures
- San Mateo County Health Services
- California Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Our "Reopened & Ready" Pledge
The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley region is known for its resilience and innovative ways to succeed and continue to move forward. As we move forward with our reopening, local businesses are pledging to take every precaution to keep YOU safe and healthy while visiting our destination.
As San Mateo County & Silicon Valley business partners, we PLEDGE to:
- Use face coverings.
- Ensure hand sanitizer is readily available.
- Practice and encourage physical distancing.
- Follow CDC cleaning protocols.
- Continuously innovate to reduce touch points.
- Provide our staff with COVID-19 awareness training.
We are proud that more and more San Mateo County and Silicon Valley businesses are taking the "Reopened & Ready" pledge, with more joining daily. See the full list of participating businesses below.