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Massachusetts Travel Restrictions: Vermont Removed From Exempt List

BOSTON (CBS) — Vermont is no longer considered a "COVID lower-risk state" by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Beginning Saturday, Massachusetts will require people traveling from Vermont to fill out a travel form and then quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state.

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.

The only state remaining on the travel order exempt list is Hawaii, which has been deemed as lower-risk.

Outside of Hawaii, anyone coming into Massachusetts from a different state needs to fill out a travel form and quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours of your arrival. Failure to comply could result in a fine up to $500.

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The states in red deemed high-risk by Massachusetts starting on Nov 28. (Photo Credit: Mass. Department of Public Health)

For more information, visit the state's website.

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