AUGUSTA, Maine – Efficient Saturday, all states might be exempt from Maine’s COVID-19 journey necessities.
The state is altering its coverage to mechanically exempt all states from testing and quarantine necessities.
Maine Heart for Illness Management and Prevention Director Dr. Nirav Shah mentioned Tuesday that no states might be on the restricted checklist when the brand new coverage goes into impact on Saturday.
Shah mentioned the coverage change is the results of a profitable journey season final 12 months the place there was little transmission of COVID-19 from guests to Maine. He additionally mentioned the rise in individuals being vaccinated in opposition to the virus performed a job.
Shah mentioned if states see a spike in circumstances of extremely contagious COVID-19 variants, Maine will apply its check or quarantine requirement to vacationers to and from these state.
Till now, solely vacationers from the opposite New England states had been exempt from the state’s journey necessities.
Regardless of the adjustments, state well being officers nonetheless suggest individuals get examined when touring to or returning to Maine from out-of-state.
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