Massachusetts Takes New Hampshire, Maine Off Travel-Exempt List

Mike Carraggi
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MASSACHUSETTS — Travelers coming to Massachusetts from New Hampshire and Maine will have to quarantine or produce a negative COVID-19 test after the Bay State removed its northern neighbors from its travel-exempt list.

The changes go into effect Saturday.

Only Vermont and Hawaii remain on the travel-exempt list, which is for states with lower COVID-19 rates.

Visitors or Massachusetts residents returning from anywhere else — including New Hampshire, Rhode Island and other New England states except for Vermont — must fill out a travel form and quarantine for 14 days once they get here unless they produce a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours of their arrival.

People who do not comply will be subject to a fine of up to $500.

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This article originally appeared on the Boston Patch