Travel Advisory

Massachusetts has issued a travel advisory for everyone coming from out of state


On July 24, Governor Baker announced that all persons arriving in Massachusetts, including residents and non-residents, must quarantine for 14 days, have a negative Covid19 test within 72 hours of arriving, or a negative Covid-19 test once here unless they meet one of seven exceptions. Notably, this quarantine requirement would extend to vacationers coming to short-term rentals.

The rule requires that you MUST quarantine for 14 days unless you: 

  • are coming from a lower-risk state or 

  • can produce, on request, proof of negative test result for COVID-19 from a test administered on

  • sample taken not longer than 72 hours before your arrival in Massachusetts, or 

meet the exemption criteria.

All individuals over the age of 18 and unaccompanied minors entering Massachusetts, who are not coming from a COVID lower-risk state and do not fall within certain, limited exemptions, must complete this form upon or prior to entry to the state.


  • Lower-risk State: This includes individuals coming from a COVID-19 lower-risk state within the United States. For more information on low-risk states, please visit HERE.

  • 72-hour Testing Rule: The individual can produce, upon request, proof of a negative test result for COVID-19 from a test administered on a sample taken no longer than 72 hours before your arrival in Massachusetts.

  • Receive a negative  Covid-19 test once in Massachusetts.

More exceptions can be found, here.