Can traveling to visit family or friends increase my chances of getting and spreading COVID-19?
Yes. Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Before you travel, learn if COVID-19 is spreading in your local area or in any of the places you are going. Traveling to visit family may be especially dangerous if you or your loved ones are more likely to get very ill from COVID-19. People at higher risk for severe illness need to take extra precautions. For more considerations see Coronavirus in the United States—Considerations for Travelers.
See also: Activities, events, and gatherings