It is mandated that all out-of-state travelers coming into Maine, as well as Maine residents returning to Maine, complete a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. This means:
- You need to arrive with enough food for 14 days or arrange to have food delivered to you. You cannot go out to grocery stores.
- Stay at home. You cannot go out to public places.
- Avoid contact with others, especially those who are at high risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
Negative PCR Test Result
The State will allow adults who have a negative COVID-19 PCR test collected no more than 72 hours before arriving in Maine to forgo the 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine. A non-PCR test, such as an antigen or antibody test, is not accepted to forgo quarantine for visitors and those returning to Maine. Maine is strongly urging visitors to “Know Before You Go,” meaning they should get tested and receive their test results in their home state before traveling to Maine, which will allow them to take appropriate action depending on the result. If you do not have the test result by the time you arrive, you must quarantine in your lodging until you receive the result. Individuals may be tested upon arrival in Maine as well, but they must quarantine while awaiting the results.
Additionally, the State will exempt residents from the following states from the testing and 14-day quarantine requriement altogether because, when adjusted for population, the prevalence of active cases of COVID-19 in these states is similar.
Exempt effective June 12, 2020:
- New Hampshire
Exempt effective July 3, 2020:
- New Jersey
- New York
Maine residents can also travel to these states and return without testing or 14-day quarantine. People who are not residents of these states and are visiting Maine will be asked to sign a Certificate of Compliance indicating either that they have received a negative COVID-19 test result, that they will quarantine in Maine for 14 days, or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine. This compliance form must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging, campgrounds, seasonal rentals, overnight camps, and other commercial lodging, such as Airbnb. Visitors may be asked to furnish proof of the negative test result upon request.