Gov. Charlie Baker announces travel restrictions

Gov. Charlie Baker issued a new mandatory travel order effective Aug. 1 requiring all visitors returning to the state from high-risk areas to quarantine for 14 days.

"As we all know, Massachusetts was hit especially hard by COVID-19 in the early months. We all made tough decisions to close schools and businesses and issued a stay-at-home advisory to slow the spread," Baker said. "Since March, people have made great sacrifices and shown great discipline, and as a result, our state has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually reopen."

There are exemptions for people who are passing through the state, for people who commute across state lines for work, and for people traveling to Massachusetts for medical treatment or for military orders.

Travelers and residents returning home must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel Form” that includes their contact information.

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