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 March 11, 2022:
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.
As of March 11th, masks are no longer be required in indoor spaces including schools. 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 May 18, 2022:
Many wildfire-impacted areas remain closed, while others have reopened but still require caution when visiting. Please confirm conditions using TripCheck and respect road closures. Here’s what to know about Oregon’s wildfire-impacted areas.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, read this guide to wildfire season in Oregon.
Oregon Welcome Centers
Can I visit an Oregon Welcome Center in person?
Visitors may call 1.800.547.7842 to request information, submit travel questions to Ask Oregon or visit to talk to a friendly staff member and pick up a few travel guides for the region you’re visiting.