BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Maine is opening the state to visitors from Massachusetts, effective immediately.
Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced Friday that travelers from Massachusetts are welcome to visit without prior testing or quarantining.
As Maine prepares for the spring and summer tourism season, Mills outlined the state’s travel rules in a press conference Friday.
“Last summer, through its Keep Maine Healthy Program, Maine was one of the first states to implement a test or quarantine requirement, a policy replicated by a substantial number of states. This new plan updates and targets Maine’s travel policy through both immediate and long-term updates that reflect changes since last summer, most notably including the introduction of vaccines,” said a release from Gov. Janet Mills on Friday.
Connecticut and Rhode also became exempt on Friday, while New Hampshire and Vermont were previously exempt.
Those who recently had COVID-19 or who are fully vaccinated, regardless of what state they are coming from, are also exempt.
However, Massachusetts residents still need to follow the state’s quarantine policy when they return.