Explore Responsibly at Montana’s Trailhead.
Montana Aware is statewide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by promoting safety measures for those traveling in the state. Visit Billings is committed to protecting the health of residents and visitors, and asks that you do the same.
What we are doing and what we are asking you to do:
If you’re planning to travel through Montana, please:
- Know the local public health guidelines before arriving to Billings or Yellowstone County or any other Montana community
- Understand some services may be limited
- Please stay home if you are not feeling well
In Montana, it’s important to:
- Wear a mask.
- Maintain social distance (at least 6 ft. apart.)
- Wash your hands & use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover coughs & sneezes.
Ways to Explore Responsibly:
- Check for closures or limited services before arriving (scroll down for details).
- Pack masks and sanitizer.
- Have a backup plan in case a destination is too crowded.
- Keep six feet away from others.
- In crowded spaces, indoors or out, please wear a mask.
- Explore with your family or household and avoid big groups.
- Respect guidelines to help keep yourself and others healthy.
- Respect the land and help preserve our natural wonders for everyone to enjoy.
- Respect people and local communities by helping protect public health.
Protect the Outdoors
- When giving people space, watch where you step and stay close to the trail.
- Pack up any trash and minimize your impact.
- Keep a safe distance from wildlife, too.
For more information about the Montana Aware program, go to VISITMT.COM.
There is no longer a 14-day travel-related quarantine in place. Governor Steve Bullock is asking visitors to do their part slow the spread of COVID-19, which means taking the same social distancing and sanitation precautions. For detailed information on directives and restrictions for businesses and visitors, please click here.
If you are traveling to Montana, some tourism amenities and services are open at a limited capacity for your health and safety. It is important to understand what is open and closed before arriving in the state.
Visitors to Montana should be aware travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic may vary on the seven Indian reservations in Montana. As tribal governments continue to assess public health risks, travel restrictions may change at any time depending on current conditions. Click here for detailed information on Indian Country.
Also, for the latest travel information for national parks (like Yellowstone) and monuments (think Little Bighorn Battlefield) in Montana, please visit the National Park Service’s website here: https://www.nps.gov/index.htm
Travelers can expect the Montana National Guard to continue to conduct screenings in airports and train depots and refer anyone with COVID-19-related symptoms to local public health officials.
To support Montana’s destination communities, the state will assist with establishing the following protocols:
- Establish test centers and ensure adequate supplies are available to meet resident, seasonal employee, and visitor needs within Montana’s most visited destination communities.
- Coordinate a community snapshot testing plan to create an early warning system for potential community spread in the most highly visited and highly vulnerable destination communities.
- Develop contingency plans for managing sick visitors, including contact tracing capabilities.
The CDC recommends older adults or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions who are at risk for disease, should consider postponing nonessential travel. The State Department has advised that U.S. citizens abroad should return home unless staying for an indefinite period and that international travel should be avoided. For the latest international and national travel alerts, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
For more traveler information and prevention tips, we encourage you to seek the most current information from the following sources: Montana is now in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan.
- Montana is now in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan.
- Illness Prevention
- COVID-19 FAQs
- Guidance for Reopening Tourism Offices, Chambers and Visitor Information Centers
- Montana Facility Cleaning Guidance
- Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
- Montana Coronavirus Task Force
- CDC Guidelines for Disinfecting Your Facility
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Partner Information & Travel Updates
- Central Montana
- Glacier Country
- Missouri River Country
- Visit Southeast Montana
- Southwest Montana
- Yellowstone Country
- Glacier National Park
- Yellowstone National Park
- Big Hole National Battlefield
- Little Bighorn National Battlefield
- Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks - COVID-19 Response and Updates
- Montana Department of Transportation - Travel Conditions/Alerts, Closures & Incidents
- Status of Montana Parks, Recreation & Public Lands (updated weekly)