Travel & Lodging Update

If you are visiting Vermont you must quarantine for 14 days once you arrive. Some travelers have the option to quarantine in their home state before coming to Vermont – read more about that below.

These are exceptions to the quarantine requirement:

  • Travelers from select counties do not need to quarantine. Travelers from certain counties with low rates of active cases(link is external) do not need to quarantine when they arrive in Vermont.
  • People traveling for essential purposes do not need to quarantine. Essential travel(link is external) includes travel for personal safety, medical care, care of others, parental shared custody, for food, beverage or medicine, or to perform work for businesses that are currently allowed to operate.
  • People who live near the Vermont border and regularly travel to and from a neighboring state may make day trips to Vermont for essential work, health care, and other essential needs like groceries or visitation for parental shared custody without quarantining.
  • Youth attending overnight camps can quarantine at camp or before coming to Vermont for 14 days. See the details concerning youth coming to overnight camps in the Update on New Work Safe Additions to the Be Smart, Stay Safe Order(link is external).

If one of these situations applies to you, travel to Vermont in a personal vehicle. During your travel, only stop when necessary. When you stop, follow the general precautions: wear a cloth face mask or covering, keep a 6-foot distance from others, and wash your hands often. Stay home and do not travel if you are sick.

If your stay in Vermont is shorter than 14 days and you do not fit any of the exceptions described above, you will need to quarantine throughout your visit.

Quarantine at Home:

Depending on how you travel to Vermont you may be able to quarantine in your home state before coming to Vermont. Here are your options:

  • If you plan to travel to Vermont in a personal vehicle, you may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in your home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions. When you travel to Vermont, only stop when necessary. When you stop, follow the general precautions: wear a cloth face mask or covering, keep a 6-foot distance from others, and wash your hands often. Stay home and do not travel if you are sick
  • If you plan to travel to Vermont by public transportation (plane, train, bus) or from further than a direct car ride, you must quarantine in Vermont. You may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test, in a Vermont lodging establishment or with friends and family. You must stay in your quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site. 

Lodging facilities – hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, inns, short-term rentals (for example, VRBO, Homeaway, Airbnb, etc.), and all public and private camping facilities, RV parks, seasonal resorts and marinas – may accept overnight reservations from Vermont residents, those who have met the quarantine requirement, and essential workers.

Find details and up-to-date information on lodging, campgrounds and other accommodations from the Agency of Commerce and Community and Development (ACCD) ) and find information about traveling to Vermont from the Health Department.

All guests must complete a health questionnaire upon check-in and must provide a Vermont driver’s license or signed document certifying that they met the quarantine and travel requirements. Out-of-state guests are strongly encouraged to sign up with Sara Alert – a free, automated and secure reminder system to check for common symptoms of COVID-19 – for daily reminders from the Vermont Department of Health.

If an individual has concerns about lodging facilities that are violating the Be Smart, Stay Safe Order, the Department of Public Safety has created an online non-compliance complaint form to gather more information.

 

Visit https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19 for the latest updates.

 

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