BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts is taking New Hampshire and Maine off its shrinking list of states exempt from travel restrictions. Neither will be considered a “COVID lower-risk” state as coronavirus cases surge in the region, effective Saturday at 12:01 a.m.

The move that comes within a week of the Thanksgiving holiday means only Vermont and Hawaii will be left on the exemption list. Otherwise, people visiting or returning to Massachusetts must fill out a travel form and quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in the Bay State, or provide a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours of their arrival.

New Hampshire and Maine are coming off the travel exemption list in Mass (Image: Mass.Gov)

Last week Maine reinstated travel restrictions for Massachusetts residents. New Hampshire does not have restrictions for other New England states.

Failure to comply with the travel restrictions in Massachusetts could result in a fine up to $500.

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.

Comments (4)
  1. Locutus says:

    We will not comply. Time to arrest Baker and hang him for betraying this country. 5A protects us from this. I dare you to stop me

  2. Gary Boswell says:

    Doesn’t Charlie Parker have another Jazz album to put out rather than alienate our NE neighbors. I voted for him the first time so happy I blanked the governors race last time. BLANK CHARLIE.

  3. coch01 says:

    Tell us where you are and we will definitely stop you, There are some very nice places maintained by the MA DMH (not really but you won’t notice). Also, you should really learn the U.S. Constitution. The 5th Amendment would actually protect Charlie against your psychotic idea of no trial. This seems very reminiscent of what those insane morons up in Michigan planned. You should get some help before you hurt someone.

  4. Frank DeLorey says:

    Seems NH is the last free state left in the country…..

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