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 ConditionsUpdated January 11, 2023
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.)
Wildfire ConditionsUpdated January 11, 2023
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.
Many wildfire-impacted areas remain closed, while others have reopened but still require caution when visiting. Here’s what you should know about visiting Oregon’s wildfire-impacted areas, and visiting during wildfire season in Oregon.
Visitors and residents are also encouraged to sign up for emergency mobile alerts on oralert.gov.
Are there currently wildfires in Oregon?
- There are currently no large wildfires in Oregon.
COVID-19 Travel InformationUpdated January 11, 2023
The U.S. border is reopened 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.
Masks are not required in Oregon, but cases of respiratory viruses – particularly influenza – continue to put strain on hospitals, so Oregon Health Authority encourages people to take steps to protect themselves and loved ones from infection: wear masks in crowded indoor places, use good hygiene, cover coughs and stay home if you are sick.
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.
For more traveler information and prevention tips, we encourage you to seek the most current information from the following sources:
Oregon Welcome CentersUpdated January 11, 2023
Where can I find an Oregon Welcome Center?
Oregon’s Welcome Centers (Portland International Airport, Ashland, Brookings, Seaside, Ontario, Klamath Falls, Boardman and Oregon City) are available to assist visitors in person but please check hours before visiting, as some temporarily close during winter months.
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.