Travel News Safety & Insurance President Biden Mandates a 10-Day Self-Quarantine for International Travelers And he's signed an order requiring that masks be worn on public transportation Written by Stefanie Waldek Instagram Twitter Stefanie Waldek is a Brooklyn-based travel writer with over six years of experience. She covers various destinations, hotels, and travel products for TripSavvy. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Stefanie Waldek Updated 01/22/21 Fact-Checked by Reviewed on 01/22/21 Jillian Dara Instagram Twitter Jillian Dara is a freelance travel writer and fact checker. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, USA Today 10Best, Michelin Guide, Hemispheres, DuJour, and Jetsetter. About TripSavvy Fact-Checking Jillian Dara Share Pin Email Alex Wong / Getty Images It's President Biden's first full day in office, and boy, it's been a busy one. The newly inaugurated Commander in Chief released a 200-page document called "National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness" that details his administration's plan to combat the coronavirus in what he's calling a "full-scale wartime effort." Most pressing for the travel industry is the order for all international travelers arriving by air to self-quarantine per the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of today, the CDC recommends a 10-day quarantine. Biden will also keep former President Trump's order that requires international travelers to have a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the country, which was announced last week and will go into effect on Jan. 26. Details on the implementation of the self-quarantine are not yet available. The new president hasn't stopped there. Biden has also mandated wearing masks on public transportation, including planes, trains, and buses, during interstate travel—a move that Trump refused to make. (Intrastate travel, however, is not the jurisdiction of the federal government.) “For the past year, we couldn’t rely on the federal government to act with the urgency and focus and coordination that we needed, and we have seen the tragic cost of that failure,” Biden said in an appearance today. Ultimately, the President hopes that these strict measures will allow travel to resume. "Ensuring that people can safely travel will be critical for families and to jumpstarting the economy, which is why the President issued an executive order that requires mask-wearing on certain public modes of transportation and at ports of entry to the United States," the document declares. It also states, "The Administration will work with foreign governments and other stakeholders to establish guidelines for and to implement public health measures for safe international travel, including at land and sea borders." Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit The CDC's New COVID-19 Guidance for Activities Is Great News for Travelers You Can Now Face Criminal Penalties for Not Wearing a Mask While Traveling President Biden Reinstates COVID-19 Travel Bans Lifted by Trump Florida Is Suing the U.S. Government Over Cruise Restrictions The U.S. Might Require COVID-19 Tests for Domestic Air Travel Tahiti Will Open Its Borders to International Tourists on May 1 The CDC Won't Require COVID-19 Testing for U.S. Domestic Travel. Here's Why The CDC Says Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Travel When Will My State Reopen? Dates for Every U.S. State Rocky Mountain National Park Ends Timed Entry Reservation Travel to North America: A Reopening Timeline, Country by Country Delta Launches COVID-Tested, Quarantine-Free Flights to Europe These Cruise Lines Will Require COVID-19 Vaccines To Sail Is Thailand Ready to Reopen Its Borders to Tourists? Trump vs. Biden: How the U.S. Presidential Election Could Change Travel Will I Need a COVID-19 Vaccine to Travel? Airlines Say "Maybe"