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.

Governor Mills Reopening Plan:

Governor Janet Mills has released changes to her four-stage plan under a “Rural Reopening Plan” which allows some businesses to reopen in 12 of the 16 counties. Counties excluded are: York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, and Penobscot. The rationale is that there is still community transmission in those counties.

This plan still includes a required 14-day quarantine for all out-of-state visitors.

Retail in the 12 rural counties can open for in-store shopping beginning Monday, May 11. Guidelines published include limiting the number of customers, enhanced cleaning practices, and touch-free transactions where possible. 

Restaurants can reopen for outdoor and limited indoor service in those same 12 counties beginning Monday, May 18. Restaurants will also have customer limitations and enhanced health and safety practices.

Wilderness campsites and sporting camps can also open beginning Monday, May 18. Wilderness campsites include, but are not limited to, Maine public lands, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, and the North Maine Woods system. The 14-day quarantine applies to out-of-state visitors to these sites. NOT included in this opening period are commercial campgrounds or state park campgrounds with amenities. 

You can find all of the industry-specific DECD checklists for retail, restaurants, and wilderness campsites here. These guidelines will apply to those same types of businesses in the other four counties when they open on June 1. Checklists for the sporting camps will be posted there soon.

Click here to view the full reopening plan from Governor Janet Mills

In the interest of public health & safety surrounding COVID-19, the Maine State Visitor Information Centers have temporarily closed. If you would like to speak with one of our Travel Counselors to help plan your future vacation, please call 1-888-624-6345.


Ways that you can still 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


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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.
  • 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