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Massachusetts Adding Puerto Rico, North Dakota To 'Lower-Risk' Travel Destinations

BOSTON (CBS) --Hawaii isn't the only place Massachusetts travelers will be able to go without quarantining for 14 days or producing a negative coronavirus test up returning. Puerto Rico and North Dakota will be joining the list of "lower-risk" states and territories.

The Department of Public Health said the new rules will take effect starting Saturday.

"Travelers from COVID-19 lower-risk States are not required to fill out the Massachusetts Travel Form and do not need to quarantine," the state says.

DPH looks at one week of data before moving a state into the lower risk category. States qualify as lower-risk when their daily cases per 100,000 are below 10 and the positive test rate below 5%, both measured as a 7-day rolling average.

Failure to comply with the travel order could result in a fine up to $500.

Click here to read more about the COVID-19 travel order and find a travel form.

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