• Charlie Baker Apr 2

    Gov. Baker Traveling to Florida This Weekend

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will travel to Florida “to attend to family matters,” according to a spokesperson, returning to the Bay State on Sunday. “The governor and the first lady will comply with all Massachusetts travel protocols,” the spokesperson said. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito serves as acting governor when Baker is out of state. Baker traveled to Florida last month…

  • Massachusetts Mar 20

    Mass. Will Relax Its Travel Restrictions Soon. Here's What You Need to Know

    Beginning on Monday, March 22, Massachusetts will relax some of its COVID travel rules, turning its current travel order into an advisory. The new advisory means you won’t have to quarantine upon returning to Massachusetts if you’re out of state for under 24 hours, get a negative COVID test within 72 hours, or are a critical worker or someone who…

  • Travel ORder Mar 18

    Mass. Travel Order Being Replaced With Advisory

    On Monday, Massachusetts will drop its current coronavirus travel order and replace it with an advisory, no longer requiring quarantine from people arriving in the state.

  • coronavirus Mar 11

    Mass. Changes Travel Rules for People Who Have Been Completely Vaccinated

    Massachusetts health officials are no longer requiring people who have been fully vaccinated to quarantine or test negative for COVID-19 when traveling to the Bay State at least two weeks after their final shot. They will have to be able to show they’ve been vaccinated, and when, if asked about it, according to the new guidance. However, vaccinated people...

  • Travel ORder Mar 5

    Mass. Ends Quarantine Requirement for 3 More States Under COVID Travel Order

    Travelers from three new states no longer need to quarantine when they arrive in Massachusetts starting Saturday, health officials announced Friday. Missouri, Oregon and Washington state were designated lower-risk states Friday. Puerto Rico and Hawaii had been the only locations in the United States considered low-enough risk for quarantine-free travel. The change for travelers from Missouri, Oregon and Washington goes…

  • coronavirus in massachusetts Feb 27

    Here's What to Know About the Latest Mass. COVID Travel Order Change

    And then there were none. North Dakota had been the only state within the continental United States deemed low-risk enough that travelers from there could arrive in Massachusetts without quarantining under its COVID travel order. But North Dakota was removed from the list Friday, leaving just one state and a U.S. territory on the low-risk list. Here’s what to...

  • Travel ORder Feb 26

    Mass. Adds a State Back to Quarantine List Under COVID Travel Order

    Travelers from one more state must quarantine when they arrive in Massachusetts starting Saturday, health officials have announced. North Dakota, which had been added to the low-risk list of Massachusetts’ COVID travel order two weeks ago, was taken off again Friday. That leaves Puerto Rico and Hawaii as the only locations in the United States considered low-enough risk for quarantine-free…

  • Travel ORder Feb 12

    Mass. Allows Quarantine-Free Travel From 2 New US Places Under COVID Travel Order

    For the first time in months, Massachusetts changed which U.S. states and territories people can travel from without quarantining amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, Puerto Rico and North Dakota were added to the low-risk list of Massachusetts’ COVID travel order. Hawaii had been the only state considered low-enough risk for quarantine-free travel since the end of November. The...

  • coronavirus Nov 30, 2020

    New Massachusetts COVID Hot Spots, Travel Order: What to Know

    Massachusetts released the latest community-level COVID-19 data over the holiday weekend, which showed that 81 cities and towns are now at high risk for the virus, up from 63 in the previous week. The state also removed Vermont from the list of low-risk states, leaving Hawaii as the only state where visitors won’t be required to quarantine for 14 days…

  • Massachusetts Nov 27, 2020

    Vermont Added to Mass. Travel Order

    Starting Saturday, Massachusetts will start requiring that people arriving in the state from Vermont stay in quarantine for two weeks, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. The DPH also announced nearly 4,500 new cases of the virus.

  • Travel ORder Nov 14, 2020

    What to Know: More States Added to Mass. Travel Order Before Thanksgiving

    Effective Saturday, Massachusetts is requiring that people arriving in the state from New York and Washington State, as well as the nation’s capitol, stay in quarantine. Under Massachusetts’ travel order, these areas join all but four states across the nation considered to be a higher risk for travel. Two weeks ago, Connecticut and New Jersey were taken off Massachusetts’...

  • Travel ORder Nov 14, 2020

    Mass. to Require Quarantine for Travelers From NY, Washington State and DC

    Massachusetts is removing two states and Washington, D.C., from its low-risk travel list. Starting Saturday, Massachusetts will start requiring that people arriving in the state from New York and Washington State, as well as the nation’s capitol, stay in quarantine, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. Under Massachusetts’ travel order, state health officials will begin considering the states...

  • Travel ORder Nov 6, 2020

    Mass. to Require Quarantine for Travelers From California

    Starting Saturday, Massachusetts will start requiring that people arriving in the state from California stay in quarantine, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. Under Massachusetts’ travel order, state health officials will begin considering California at higher risk for travel starting at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 7. Last week, Connecticut and New Jersey were taken off Massachusetts’ list of low-risk…

  • Travel ORder Oct 31, 2020

    Mass. Adds Travel Restrictions to 2 States: Here's What to Know

    Massachusetts is now requiring that people who travel from Connecticut and New Jersey quarantine upon arriving to the Bay State. It’s the first change to Massachusetts’ travel order for two weeks, when New Jersey was added to the list of low-risk states, along with California, Hawaii and Washington. The move comes days after Connecticut and New Jersey added Massachusetts...

  • Travel ORder Oct 31, 2020

    Mass. to Require Quarantine for Travelers From Conn., NJ

    Starting Saturday, Massachusetts will start requiring that people who travel from Connecticut and New Jersey quarantine upon arriving to the Bay State, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. It’s the first change to Massachusetts’ travel order for two weeks, when New Jersey was added to the list of low-risk states, along with California, Hawaii and Washington. Massachusetts will...

  • Travel ORder Oct 16, 2020

    Mass. Clears 4 More States for Quarantine-Free Travel

    Starting Saturday, Massachusetts will no longer require people traveling from four more states to quarantine upon arriving to the Bay State, the Department of Public Health announced Friday, along with a slight tweak to its criteria for travel risk. California, Hawaii, New Jersey and Washington are being added to the list of low-risk states, according to an update Friday on…

  • Travel ORder Oct 14, 2020

    Mass. Travel Restriction List Hasn't Changed in Over a Week, Despite Spiking Cases in NY

    New York remains listed as a low-risk state on Massachusetts’ travel order, even as the state is dealing with a major spike in cases and hospitalizations. The Massachusetts COVID-19 travel order page was last updated on Oct. 3, more than 10 days ago, when Colorado, New Jersey and New Mexico were removed from the lower-risk states and the District of…

  • Travel ORder Sep 18, 2020

    Mass. Adds 1 State Back to Travel Restriction List

    Starting Saturday, Massachusetts will no longer allow quarantine-free travel from a state that was recently declared to be of low risk. Wyoming is now being removed from the list of low-risk states, according to an update Friday on Massachusetts’ COVID-19 travel order page, meaning travelers coming from there will once again be required to quarantine. The change goes into effect…

  • Travel ORder Sep 13, 2020

    Mass. Puts 3 States Back on Travel Restriction List

    Starting Saturday, Massachusetts will no longer allow quarantine-free travel from three states that were only recently declared to be of low risk. Two weeks ago, the Department of Public Health allowed quarantine-free travel to Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and Colorado, adding them to the list of low-risk states where travelers can come from without quarantining upon arrival in the Bay…

  • Travel ORder Aug 28, 2020

    Mass. Allows Quarantine-Free Travel From 4 More States

    Starting Saturday, Massachusetts residents will be able to travel to four more states without quarantining when they return. The new low-risk states are Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and Colorado, according to an update Friday on Massachusetts’ COVID-19 travel order page. The states that were already on the list — which includes states with average daily case counts below 6 per…

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