Travel Oregon’s first priority is the safety of our residents and visitors. As we navigate life through a pandemic and historic wildfires, we always recommend consulting official resources prior to traveling to ensure access to your destination is safe.
Winter Travel Conditions
Oregonians know that winter weather here can change in a minute, so always check road conditions on TripCheck.com before you go. If you know how to drive in the snow (you know who you are), make sure to carry chains and know how to use them. Or, invest in snow tires for the season. See our Winter Safety 101 story for tips before you head out or check out Oregon Department of Transportation’s tips on everything related to winter driving. (Don’t be that person caught on the TV news sliding down an icy hill.)
COVID-19 Travel Information
Effective November 23, 2021:
The U.S. has reopened its borders to vaccinated international travelers. Some countries may require negative PCR tests before re-entry. Please visit the Oregon Health Authority’s website for information about where to get tested. Oregonians are excited to reconnect with the global community and reunite with friends and families.
To slow the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, Oregonians and visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear face coverings in indoor settings statewide, regardless of vaccination status. Some Oregon businesses are requiring proof of a vaccination as well. Please continue to be patient, flexible and kind, especially if asked to mask up, or share your vaccination status. These measures are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Masks are still “strongly recommended” in the outdoors for people at higher risk from the disease, such as people who are elderly, immunocompromised, or those who haven’t been vaccinated.
For more traveler information and prevention tips, we encourage you to seek the most current information from the following sources:
Are there currently wildfires in Oregon?
Like many states in the West, Oregon has seen an increase in the size of wildfires in recent years. While natural wildfires are a part of healthy forest ecosystems, uncontrolled wildfires caused by people can endanger lives, homes and vital natural resources.
As of October 25, 2021:
Most wildfires across Oregon have been contained; the focus shifting to damage assessment and debris removal. Fall rains may present risks of landslides, so please confirm conditions using TripCheck and respect road closures.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, read this guide to what you need to know about wildfire season in Oregon.
Oregon Welcome Centers
Can I visit an Oregon Welcome Center in person?
Services at Oregon Welcome Centers have been impacted, due to varying conditions caused by COVID-19 and wildfires. The Ashland, Brookings, Seaside and Portland International Airport (PDX) welcome centers are open to assist visitors in person. All other state welcome centers are closed until further notice.