Traveling during a pandemic means understanding the rules and guidelines for your local county as well as your destination.
Arriving in Pitkin County
Welcome! We are thrilled you have selected Aspen/Snowmass as your travel destination. Our entire community has worked hard to manage the impact of COVID-19.
Pitkin County Traveler Responsibility Code
The intent of the Traveler Responsibility Code is to inform visitors of COVID-19 behavior expectations in Pitkin County with the overall goal of:
- Allowing Pitkin County to continue to keep businesses open and workforce employed.
- Providing the best opportunity to have schools open and ready to receive students.
- Helping protect the people in our community most likely to have severe disease.
- Continuing to support our health and medical systems to maintain capacity.
- Planning for a “healthier winter” that enables ski resorts to remain open.
Follow COVID-19 Local Requirements:
- Wear a mask in public indoor spaces – All individuals 2 and over are required to wear a face covering in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Learn more about the Pitkin County mask requirement.
- Stay home if sick – Be alert for symptoms. Stay home and do not travel. Seek testing.
- Get tested – If you have a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 or develop symptoms, seek testing immediately. Visit the testing information page or our testing site finder for testing resources. If you need help you can call the COVID-19 Infoline at 970-429-3363.
- Get vaccinated – Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. If vaccinated and exposed, you do not need to quarantine if you remain symptom-free. Verify your vaccination. Note: You will find businesses that are part of the Fully Vaccinated Facility Program that may have additional COVID-19 protocols like vaccine verifications.
- Keep washing and distancing – Wash your hands often. Limit contact with frequently touched surfaces.
- Cooperate with Public Health if contacted – If contacted by Public Health contact tracing due to an exposure, please follow instructions for quarantine or isolation requirements per the current public health order.
- Stay informed by checking local requirements – Keep in mind that requirements can, and do change rapidly. Check general travel guidance for updates as your trip gets closer. Please be mindful and respect local business as well as public health requirements.
Additional Resources for Visitors
- Aspen Visitor’s Guide is available to help you navigate restaurants, shops, lodging and activities.
- Snowmass Information for all things Snowmass!
- Social Media – Follow Pitkin County Public Health on Facebook and Instagram for up to date information.
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 local protocols
Departing from Pitkin County – General Travel Guidance
Please follow the CDC recommendations for any domestic or international travel as outlined below. Note, the CDC continually updates their recommendations in response to the ever changing global situation and most recent scientific research, so check back frequently for the most up to date guidance.
If you are fully vaccinated you can travel safely within the United States. You can use this tool to check the transmission level at your destination before traveling:
If you are not fully vaccinated, delay travel until you are. If you are unable to delay travel, follow the CDC’s domestic travel recommendations for people who are not fully vaccinated.
Starting December 6 2021, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before traveling to (or returning to) the United States.
The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new or concerning variants, differs from country to country. Be sure to check the conditions at your destination before traveling.
Do not travel internationally until you are fully vaccinated. If you must travel before you’re fully vaccinated, follow the CDC’s international travel recommendations for people who are not fully vaccinated.