The State of Maine, its communities, and its diverse tourism and hospitality industries know that visitors want to travel to locations that are safe and healthy, and they want to enjoy the communities, businesses and outdoor locations that make Maine so special.
To that end, Maine launched the Keep Maine Healthy plan as a multilayered approach that aims to protect Maine people, protect visitors, and support Maine small businesses by reducing, to the greatest extent possible, COVID-19 risks associated with travel.
This multilayered approach builds off successful efforts to ensure Maine businesses are implementing added health and safety precautions through detailed COVID-19 Prevention Checklists, which require a number of measures from wearing face masks to physical distancing procedures.
FAQ For Travel and Visitors (Updated May 14, 2021)
- What are Maine’s policies for visitors traveling from out-of-state or Maine residents traveling to other states?
As of May 1, 2021, Maine no longer requires proof of a negative test or quarantine for travelers to the state.
If one or more states see a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, Maine will apply its test or quarantine requirement to travelers to and from that state. The Maine CDC will publicly announce any such states when they are identified.
- What is Maine's policy on wearing face coverings?
Maine has mandated wearing a cloth face covering (PDF) in public settings. Owners and operators of all indoor public settings in Maine must post signs notifying entrants of the requirement to wear a cloth face coverings, and may deny service or entry for non-compliance.
Effective May 24, Maine will align with U.S. CDC guidance and allow fully vaccinated individuals to not wear face coverings indoors.
While vaccination is underway, Maine people should continue to wear face coverings (PDF) if they're unvaccinated.
For more details, please consult this face coverings FAQ.
- What are Maine’s policies for international travelers coming to Maine?
For vaccinated travelers:
- Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel.
- Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
For those travelers who are not fully vaccinated and who arrive in Maine within 7 days of entering the United States:
- Quarantine for 7 days from arrival in the US AND get a COVID-19 molecular or antigen test 3-5 days after arrival in the US.
- If the COVID-19 test is positive, isolate.
- Even if the COVID-19 test is negative, complete the 7-day quarantine after travel.
- If individuals arriving from international travel do not get a COVID-19 test after their arrival, they should quarantine for 10 days after their arrival in the US.
- Are there travel requirements for health care workers?
Yes. To see special travel requirements for Maine health care workers, please download this PDF from Maine CDC.
- Can visitors get vaccinated in Maine?
Not at this time. For information on who can get vaccinated in Maine, visit Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine site.
- What is considered “fully vaccinated”?
You are considered fully vaccinated after at least 14 days following the completion of your COVID-19 vaccination series. For individuals who receive the two-shot Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, this starts after the second dose. For individuals receiving the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine, this starts after the single dose.