Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to help us keep transmission levels as low as possible.


Travelers visiting from out-of-state must complete a Massachusetts Travel Form unless you are visiting from a lower risk state. Access this at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order#how-to-quarantine-


How to Quarantine

Travelers who do not fall within the one of the three exemption categories below are expected to quarantine for 14 days when coming to Massachusetts.

  1. coming from a lower-risk state,

  2. meeting a 72-hour testing rule (in which you have tested negative), or

  3. meeting a limited circumstance-specific exemption, must quarantine beginning immediately upon arrival in Massachusetts. Details are available  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order#how-to-quarantine-


The quarantine must continue for a period of 14 days unless the traveler leaves the State sooner. 

Guidance of What is Expected for Travelers to Cape Cod in Quarantine


  • Travelers, along with their travel party, must separate from all other people for 14 days.

  • Travelers must not be in public or otherwise leave the identified quarters.

  • The living quarters must have a separate bathroom facility for each individual or family group. Access to a sink with soap, water, and paper towels is necessary. Cleaning supplies (e.g. household cleaning wipes, bleach) must be available in the bathroom.

  • Travelers must have a way to self-quarantine from other household members if a fever or other symptoms develop, in a separate room(s) with a door.

  • During the quarantine period, no one else should be in the living quarters other than those in the Travel Party, including hotel staff or delivery persons, as applicable.

  • Food must be delivered to the living quarters.

  • Travelers must have a sufficient supply of face masks or face coverings to wear and must be compliant with the Massachusetts’ masking order https://www.mass.gov/doc/may-1-2020-masks-and-face-coverings/download.

  • Travelers are not to leave their living quarters except to receive urgent medical care.

  • Travelers should engage in proper hygiene including washing hands frequently using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used.

  • Travelers should remain aware of potential COVID like symptoms including: fever (temperature over 100.0 degrees); cough; difficulty breathing; shortness of breath; chills; muscle or body aches; runny nose or nasal congestion; new loss of taste or smell; headache; nausea; vomiting or diarrhea. Travelers with any of these symptoms should immediately contact a healthcare provider.

  • If no one in the Travel Party develops symptoms, then the travel party may continue with their normal activities after 14 days.

Read more at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order#how-to-quarantine-