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. Information below provided by the State of Maine.
Travelers from all U.S. states are able to travel to Maine without providing a negative COVID-19 test result or quarantining, unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC. International travelers from approved countries will be subject to any federal requirements for travel.
Face Coverings: Maine follows the U.S. CDC’s face-covering guidance that recommends all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings in indoor, public settings when in areas with “substantial” or “high” levels of community transmission. For more information, please Face covering FAQs.
Domestic Traveler Policies: Maine automatically exempts all states from the requirement to test or quarantine, unless a state is otherwise determined by the Maine CDC as being high risk. 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.
International Traveler Policies
Land Border Policies: As of November 8, 2021, documented non-U.S. citizens with proof of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine will be able to cross the land borders with Canada and Mexico, or arrive in the United States by passenger ferry for non-essential reasons such as tourism. Children under age 18 are exempt from vaccination requirement. Starting in January 2022, however, all inbound foreign national travelers seeking to enter the United States via land POEs or ferry terminals — whether for essential or non-essential reasons — must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination.
See the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s page for details.
Air Travel Policies: Fully vaccinated travelers from other countries who are eligible to travel to the United States under national guidelines do not need to quarantine but should get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel. Those who are unvaccinated are currently permitted to travel to Maine only for essential reasons but must quarantine for 7 days from arrival in the U.S. AND get a COVID-19 molecular or antigen test within one day of arrival in the U.S. As of January 2022, ALL travelers, essential and non-essential, must be vaccinated to enter the U.S.
Please remember to continue to follow these safety measures as you travel throughout Maine:
- While the State of Maine does not require masks for individuals who are fully vaccinated, individual businesses may implement their own rules regarding mask wearing. Be sure to bring a face covering for venturing out to public places where they may be required.
- Wash and sanitize your hands regularly.
- Avoid unnecessary contact with people outside of your travel party.
If you are feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms, contact a healthcare professional immediately.
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