All travel to Vermont requires quarantine. The only exceptions are for essential travel and for people who are fully vaccinated. The Health Department and the CDC strongly recommend not traveling right now.
If you are visiting Vermont, you must quarantine before engaging in any activities, like grocery shopping or going to a restaurant. Staying in and completing quarantine is extremely important to help keep people from spreading the virus when they may not know they have it. Learn more about how to quarantine.
You can either:
Quarantine in your home state for 14 days before coming to Vermont if you are driving in your personal vehicle (including a rental vehicle or private plane) or
Quarantine at a Vermont lodging establishment or home for 14 days if you are traveling by plane, train, bus or other means of transportation.
You can end quarantine early if you get a PCR test on or after day 7 of your quarantine and get a negative test result. You must not have had any symptoms of COVID-19, and must continue to monitor yourself for symptoms for the full 14 days. If you quarantine in your home state, you must also remain in quarantine until you travel to Vermont. Find out more about the option to end your quarantine early.
Limit your stops when traveling to Vermont, and only stop when necessary (for example, for fuel, food or rest). When you stop, follow the general prevention steps: stay at least 6 feet away from people you don't live with, wear a mask, avoid crowded indoor spaces, and wash your hands often. Stay home and do not travel if you are sick.
Travel in a Boarder Community
A border town is considered a town that is within 5 miles of the Vermont border. Many of Vermont’s border towns are economically and culturally linked to a neighboring state’s border towns. Vermont’s cross state travel guidance allows people to travel between border towns for certain purposes without quarantining. This means that if you are a Vermonter living in a border town or if you live in a border town in a neighboring state, you do not need to quarantine only if:
You travel 5 miles into a neighboring state or into Vermont.
You travel to a neighboring state or to Vermont and back home in the same day.
You travel for an essential purpose or for an activity that is necessary for your physical or mental health. This includes going to worship, going to a gym, getting a haircut, and participating in place-based outdoor recreation. This does not include activities such as social gatherings, dining at a restaurant or bar, or going to an indoor entertainment venue (for example, a movie theater or bowling alley).
You must continue to follow the COVID-19 prevention measures, including wearing a mask and staying at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with, when you are in a border town in Vermont or in a neighboring state.
Vermont has restrictions on social gatherings based on whether you are fully vaccinated or not. You are fully vaccinated 14 days after your final shot. Since children cannot get vaccinated at this time, a household with children is not considered a fully vaccinated household.
If you are fully vaccinated:
You may gather with other fully vaccinated people or households. You don’t need to wear a mask or stay 6 feet apart when you gather.
You may gather with up to two unvaccinated people or households at a time. The gathering can also include other vaccinated people or households. If you gather with people from more than one unvaccinated household, or with someone who is at higher risk of severe COVID-19 or lives with someone at higher risk, everyone should wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart.
If you are not fully vaccinated:
You may gather with fully vaccinated people or households. You don’t need to wear mask or stay 6 feet apart, unless someone is at higher risk of severe COVID-19 or lives with someone at higher risk.
You may gather with one other unvaccinated person or household at a time. Fully vaccinated people or households can also be at the gathering. Everyone should wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart.
You can do outdoor recreation and fitness activities with anyone. This includes biking, hiking, walking, running, hunting and fishing, skiing, snowboarding, skating, snow machining and other no-contact outdoor activities. However, you must stay at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with and wear a mask at all times. Do not gather at trailheads, access areas or other outdoor facilities before or after the activity.
If you live alone, you may gather with people who live in one other household.
You can take in and shelter people from another household who are living in a dangerous, unhealthy or otherwise unsafe situation.