By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts is now on the exempt list of Maine’s new travel policy, effective immediately. That means Massachusetts residents do not have to get a COVID test or follow quarantine requirements while visiting Maine.

Connecticut and Rhode also became exempt on Friday. New Hampshire and Vermont were previously exempt.

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Other exemptions include anyone who recently had COVID-19 or who is fully vaccinated, regardless of what state they are coming from.

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International travel restrictions are still in place.

“Last summer, through its Keep Maine Healthy Program, Maine was one of the first states to implement a test or quarantine requirement, a policy replicated by a substantial number of states. This new plan updates and targets Maine’s travel policy through both immediate and long-term updates that reflect changes since last summer, most notably including the introduction of vaccines,” said a release from Gov. Janet Mills on Friday.

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Massachusetts residents would still need to comply with the state’s quarantine policy when they return from Maine though. Staff