The safety and health of the residents of the CNMI remain the top priorities of the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation. With approximately 99% of the CNMI’s eligible population fully vaccinated and approximately 53% of those fully vaccinated having received a booster shot, the epidemiological data, and the state of the health system in the CNMI, entry protocols will be updated.
The surveillance of COVID-19 at the border is not the best predictor of the impact COVID-19 has on the CNMI’s health care system, and the CNMI will shift to focus on medically significant community infections.
The Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and the CHCC will continue to ensure every individual in the CNMI has access to information about COVID-19, to COVID-19 testing, and to therapeutic treatments without barriers so they can safely isolate themselves away from others and prevent spread to those still vulnerable to this virus, especially to the unvaccinated population.
Therefore, effective February 8, 2022, all travelers entering the CNMI by air or sea will no longer be tested on arrival.
All travelers are required to complete a mandatory health declaration form and upload their vaccination card. Travelers are encouraged to fill out their health declaration form prior to arrival at www.staysafecnmi.com.
Unvaccinated travelers should quarantine at home for at least five (5) days and wear a well-fitted mask if they must be around others. Unvaccinated travelers are required to get tested five (5) days after arrival at a Community-Based Testing (CBT) site. If the traveler receives a positive result, the traveler must isolate for an additional five (5) full days. For inbound travelers whose final destination is either Rota or Tinian, their 5th-day test may be scheduled at their respective final destination’s health center.
Fully vaccinated travelers should continue to wear a well-fitted mask if they must be around others and if they develop symptoms, should get tested at least five (5) days after arrival. Fully vaccinated travelers wishing to avail of 5th-day testing must register at a Community-Based Testing site.
Please see the attached release for more information.