Travel Resources: COVID-19

The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority. The Maine Tourism Association will keep visitors up to date with current closures, travel precautions, and resources related to COVID-19.

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Out-of-state Visitor Information

Currently visitors from ALL states may travel to Maine WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS. 

As of May 1, Maine’s COVID-19 travel policy will automatically exempt all states, unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC. If one or more states experiences a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, the Maine CDC will apply its test or quarantine requirements to travelers to and from that state.

The State of Maine strongly recommends that visitors and Maine residents who are unvaccinated wear face masks. Maine businesses may choose to require masks for all employees and/or customers or for those who are unvaccinated. Please look for and respect any signage when entering Maine businesses.

The Certificate of Compliance & Pledge to Protect ME

Visitors traveling to Maine from non-exempt states must complete a certificate of compliance indicating they have either received a negative COVID-19 test, agree to quarantine for 10 days (or the length of their visit, if less), have already had COVID-19, or have completed a COVID-19 vaccination.

The Pledge to Protect ME is a convenient online tool that visitors can use to demonstrate their compliance with State COVID-19 guidelines. Or, visitors can use the PDF of the Certificate of Compliance.

 

 

Business Capacity

Effective May 24th:

  • Maine lifts all capacity limits and requirements to physically distance in all public indoor and outdoor settings.

  •  Maine adopts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (U.S. CDC) new guidance which allows fully vaccinated Americans not to wear face coverings indoors.

  • Maine recommends that masks be worn by those who are not fully vaccinated but it will not be required.

  •  Maine retires its business checklists and the U.S. CDC’s guidance is to be followed.

  • Businesses may, consistent with legal obligations, adopt policies for their employees or clients that either require vaccination or require proof of vaccination in order to avoid wearing a mask.

 

For more information, visit the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development’s website and the U.S. CDC’s website

Information for lodging establishments and rentals.

Visitors from all states and Maine residents are exempt from travel restrictions. Only visitors from a state listed by the Maine CDC as non-exempt will need to complete a Certificate of Compliance (PDF) stating that they have received a negative COVID-19 test, have already quarantined in Maine, will quarantine in Maine for 10 days, or have completed a COVID-19 vaccination.  This form must be provided and filled out either prior to or at the time of check-in. The visitor will also submit that they are not currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Currently, no states are on the non-exempt list.

Lodging establishments, campgrounds, rentals, and other short-term rentals must inform guests of Maine’s quarantine or testing requirement and are encouraged to send copies of the Certificate of Compliance to guests prior to arrival. There must be printed copies for guests to fill out upon arrival, if they haven’t provided one in advance.

Lodging establishments will retain a copy of all Certificates of Compliance for 30 days. They can also document the date of the first night of entry in Maine for the guest, and any other guests in the party, in case they are traveling elsewhere for an additional stay and need to show verification of the first night of stay in Maine.

 

Other Ways to Enjoy Maine​:

  • Order your FREE Maine Travel Planners
  • Follow along on Facebook and Instagram to help inspire your next trip
  • Buy a gift certificate from a Maine business to use on your next vacation
  • Purchase merchandise online from local businesses here in Maine
  • Share your favorite Maine business or favorite photos of Maine on your social media and tag @Mainetourism

Travel Information from the Maine CDC

 

Maine Business Information

COVID-19 Prevention Checklists can be found here.

State Grant Opportunities

NOTE: There are no open grant programs at this time.

For questions about any of the business regulations, contact DECD at business.answers@maine.gov or 1-800-872-3838

 

Read the Restarting Maine’s Economy Plan here.

Tourism Alliance Open Letter to Governor Mills (May 2020)

 

Healthy travel practices from the CDC:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Wear a face covering in public places
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Find the latest travel advisories from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
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