COVID - 19 TRAVEL GUIDANCE

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Be Smart, Stay Safe Guidance

The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing is working closely with Governor Phil Scott to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Governor’s Be Smart, Stay Safe Executive Order remains in effect through March 15, 2021 as the state continues social distancing efforts to slow the spread and keep vital healthcare systems intact. All out of state travelers are strongly encouraged to register with Sara Alert upon arrival to Vermont to get two weeks of daily reminders to check for common symptoms of COVID-19.

Cross country skiing at Trapp Family Lodge

DO I NEED TO QUARANTINE BEFORE VISITING?

Travelers visiting Vermont or returning to Vermont must adhere to the quarantine guidelines:

  • Travelers arriving in Vermont or returning to Vermont in a personal vehicle must complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in their home state or upon arrival in Vermont.
  • Travelers arriving to Vermont who have not completed a pre-arrival quarantine must complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test upon arrival in Vermont (such as at a Vermont lodging establishment). (Travelers must stay in their quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site.)
  • If you have been vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine to travel to Vermont or return to Vermont, as long as at least 14 days have passed since you received your final vaccine dose.
For visitors arriving by car, you can either:
  • quarantine in your home and then drive directly to Vermont
  • quarantine in Vermont after you arrive

For visitors arriving by plane or bus, you must complete your quarantine after you arrive in Vermont.

The State of Vermont has suspended all social gatherings between multiple households. Travelers may not stay with a Vermont host or stay in a Vermont lodging establishment or short-term rental with another household, except that a vaccinated individual or household may stay with a single non-vaccinated household.

If you are not vaccinated you may not gather with another household in Vermont even if you have completed a quarantine. (Individuals who live alone may gather with members of their immediate family residing in a different household.)

Winter Safety Ski Hut Patrol

Ski and Ride Guidance

Vermont’s ski areas have enacted new measures in accordance with State of Vermont guidance to help everyone stay healthy and reduce the risk of infection.

Cross Country Skiing on Prospect Mountain

HOW TO QUARANTINE SAFELY

Quarantine means staying at a home and separating yourself from others. Learn how to quarantine safely before planning your trip to Vermont.

Hiking Camels Hump in the Winter

BAN ON MULTI-HOUSEHOLD GATHERINGS

As Vermont continues to respond to COVID-19, you are not allowed to gather with people you don't live with.

Snowshoe Mountain Top

TRAVELING TO VERMONT

For more specific details on how to travel safely, read the latest information from the Vermont Department of Health regarding visiting, experiencing and staying in Vermont.

Vermont Winter Lodging

LODGING IN VERMONT

When you stay a commercial lodging property, you’ll be required to complete a certificate of compliance to confirm that you followed the safe travel guidelines.

Masks required sign in Vermont

MASK MANDATE IN VERMONT

Residents and visitors of Vermont are required to wear a mask when out in public. Even with a mask, individuals should stay 6' apart from others not in their group.

Downtown Montpelier Vermont in the middle of Winter

COVID-19 TRAVEL SURVEY

Have you recently traveled to Vermont from out-of-state? Researchers at the University of Vermont are conducting a survey to better understand how people are responding to Vermont’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Vermont sky

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Vermont lodging operators, restaurants, and attractions are finding creative ways to provide a unique experience, while following the safety protocols. Call ahead for details before you visit.