BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts removes New Hampshire and Maine from the shrinking list of states exempt from travel restrictions. Neither will be considered a “COVID lower risk” condition as coronavirus cases increase in the region, effective Saturday at 1
The move, which comes within a week of Thanksgiving, means only Vermont and Hawaii will remain on the release list. Otherwise, people visiting or returning to Massachusetts must complete a travel and quarantine form within 14 days of arriving in the Gulf State or provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival.
Last week, Maine lifted travel restrictions for Massachusetts residents. New Hampshire has no restrictions on other New England states.
Failure to comply with travel restrictions in Massachusetts could result in a fine of up to $ 500.
Countries qualify as lower risk when their daily cases per 100,000 are below 10 and the positive test frequency is below 5%, both measured as a 7-day moving average.