When you're ready to explore Maine again, we're ready to welcome you back.
As always, we remain dedicated to protecting and preserving Maine's natural resources and maintaining a healthy environment. Please review the travel protocols to help ensure that your visit is a safe one.
Please Wear a Mask
Help protect yourself. Help protect others. And help protect the employees of your favorite Maine businesses. Wearing a mask helps keep us all safe. Learn more.
Safe Travel in Maine
The Keep Maine Healthy FAQs plan represents a multilayered approach to protect Mainers and visitors, and reduce, to the greatest extent possible, COVID-19 risks associated with travel.
Maine lodgings, campgrounds, restaurants, shops, museums and other attractions, have implemented recommendations from the state CDC and completed a safety checklist before opening to the traveling public.
Right now, residents of New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York & New Jersey can travel to Maine without providing a negative COVID-19 test result or quarantining. We're asking everyone else to complete The Certificate of Compliance in order to visit safely.
COVID-19 testing applies only to the adults in the travel party. Children 18 and under are not required to be tested.
We urge visitors to "Know Before You Go." Get a COVID-19 test and receive results in your home state before traveling. If you cannot, or choose not to get tested in your own state, you can get tested once you arrive. However, you must quarantine in Maine until you receive your test results. So, check with a Maine testing provider in advance of your visit for availability of tests and turn-around time for results. Testing options nationwide can be found at Get Tested COVID-19 or at Keep Maine Healthy.
If you are tested in your home state within 72 hours of your arrival and have not received a result before your departure from home, you may come to Maine and quarantine until your result is received.
During quarantine, visitors may not interact with others outside their travel party or go into public spaces like shops and restaurants. They may go outside for recreation in uncrowded areas provided they abide by physical distancing guidelines and avoid contact with other people.
For example, if you can do the following a safe distance away from other people, you may:
- go for walks and hikes in uncrowded areas
- canoe, kayak and paddle boarding
- bike on uncrowded trails
- swim in lakes, ponds and rivers
- take a scenic drive
- relax and take in the views
- get takeout and delivered meals
- fishing and boating
Other Safe Travel Requirements
Even if you have received a negative test result, please bring a face covering for venturing out to public places such as restaurants, retail shops, and other public places where you may not be able to maintain 6-feet physical distancing.
Avoid unnecessary contact with people outside of your travel party.
If you are feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms, contact a healthcare professional immediately.
FAQs Regarding Quarantine/Testing
Why does Maine have these guidelines?
- COVID-19 poses a fundamental challenge as the state seeks to protect the health and safety of Mainers and our guests in the face of a potential influx of millions of visitors.
- Maine is committed to providing their visitors with the most risk-free vacation that is possible during a pandemic.
- We want visitors and residents to be able to enjoy all Maine has to offer this summer in a safe and healthy way.
- Maine's goal is to provide one of the safest places for people to travel this summer.