The Twin Cities Gateway takes the health and safety of our residents and visitors very seriously, so we urge you to be informed before planning to travel to or within the State.

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued any general travel advisories or restrictions within the United States. However, people at higher risk (such as older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions) have been advised to avoid non-essential air travel and cruise travel.

With the situation rapidly evolving, we encourage travelers to and within the state of Minnesota to seek expert guidance and take routine precautions as outlined by the CDC in order to make fact-based travel decisions.


Update – May 13, 2021

Governor Tim Walz today announced the end of Minnesota’s statewide mask requirement, aligning Minnesota with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on face coverings. Minnesotans who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear face coverings indoors.

Private businesses and local municipalities may still put in place face covering requirements. And Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, along with the existing face covering guidance for schools and child care settings, remain in effect.

The CDC announced Thursday that masks are no longer required for fully-vaccinated individuals, either indoors or outside. Minnesotans should follow CDC guidance and wear masks in medical settings and on public transportation, whether or not they are fully vaccinated.

Minnesotans are fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of vaccine – either the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Minnesotans can find vaccine appointments near them at

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COVID-19 Resources:

Press Release: Following New CDC Guidance, Governor Walz Announces End to Statewide Face Covering Requirement – May 13, 2021

Minnesota Department of Health – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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CDC Traveler Information