Baker administration issues new travel orders

If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Boston — Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement Friday that all visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to:

  • Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health.
  • Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.

If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine per day.

Find more information below, including the list of lower-risk states, exemptions, business guidance and other details. Prior to the effective date, the existing travel policy can be found here.

Table of Contents for the new order, along with links to the sections:

  1. Massachusetts Travel Form
  2. Lower-risk States
  3. Quarantine Requirement and Testing Options
  4. How to Quarantine
  5. Information for Employers
  6. International Travel
  7. Stop the Spread
  8. Potential Other Traveler Scenarios