Your health and safety are our top priority, and we are committed to providing timely and accurate information surrounding COVID-19 to assist you with safe travel decisions for Idaho and beyond.
Idaho is currently in Reopening Stage 2. In this stage, businesses opening their doors should have an operational plan in place to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 in compliance with the Governor’s Protocols for Stage 2 Opening. Stage 2 extends through May 29, at which time the state will move into Reopening Stage 3, providing all health and safety criteria and requirements addressed in the protocols have been met. For more information please review the Governor’s Guidelines for Opening Up Idaho.
While we understand and appreciate the desire to travel and enjoy Idaho’s great outdoors, we ask that all visitors maintain social distancing, practice regular handwashing, and wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible. All vulnerable travelers, and those with vulnerable individuals in the household should continue to use care and self-isolate to the best of their ability. A 14-day self-quarantine is encouraged for people entering Idaho from another country or from an area outside Idaho with substantial community spread or case rates higher than Idaho. Gatherings of less than 10 people can occur where appropriate physical distancing and precautionary measures are observed. Restaurants continue to offer take-out and curbside pickup and indoor dining may open with social distancing and sanitary protocols in place.
We are actively monitoring Governor Little’s Coronavirus Resources page and recommend travelers check the site regularly for updates as this situation continues to evolve. We also encourage travelers to check in with destinations, businesses and event organizers before traveling and to observe the Coronavirus Guidelines for America.
Idaho Travel Alerts
- State of Idaho Stay-Healty Order
- Protect Your Mountain Playground – McCall, Donnelly, Cascade, Yellow Pine and New Meadows
- Crouch & Garden Valley area
- Blaine County– Bellevue, Carey, Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley
- Idaho State Parks – closed visitor centers and campgrounds; suspended educational programs but the parks are open for day use. They expect to reopen to camping on May 30.
- Boise National Forest – planned opening of campgrounds by Memorial Day weekend.
- Caribou-Targhee National Forest – A June 1 opening of most campgrounds is planned.
- Interactive Map of Idaho National Forest recreation sites. Please review the map to find open locations.
- Idaho Power Recreation Facilities – closure of parks, campgrounds, boat ramps and other day-use areas. Some boat ramps and recreational facilities reopened on May 1 – please visit the website for current information.
- Sawtooth National Recreation Area – a limited number of campgrounds are open. Others are will remain under a closure order until June 5. Please contact the SNRA for information.
- Recreate Responsibly
Additionally, here are other resources to help you monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and how it relates to travel safety: