The health, safety, and well-being of all residents and visitors continues to be a top priority in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Travel and Tourism officials are closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 and are adhering to the expert advice of state and public health officials.
NH Department of Health and Human Services continues to recommend against any non-essential personal or business travel, and people should avoid gathering with others who are not part of a person’s immediate household, even during the holidays.
There is no travel-quarantine requirement for those traveling to New Hampshire from surrounding New England States (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island).
On November 14, 2020, Governor Sununu issued Emergency Order #72 extending the Safer At Home guidance and included updated travel guidance from the Division of Public Health Services:
- Traveler/visitors to AND residents of NH need to self-quarantine for 10 days following the last date of any travel internationally (including to/from Canada); on a cruise ship; or domestically outside of the New England states of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island for non-essential purposes.
- If the person is asymptomatic and has a negative PCR test on or after day 7 of quarantining, they may shorten or end their quarantine.
- This 7-day “test out” of travel quarantine option applies ONLY to travel-related quarantine and NOT quarantine due to other types of exposure.
NOTE: You do NOT need to quarantine for 10 days or get tested for COVID-19 if either of the following apply:
- You are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and more than 14 days have passed since you received the second dose of your COVID-19 vaccine.
- You have previously tested positive for active COVID-19 infection (by PCR or antigen testing) in the last 90 days (if you had a previous infection that was more than 90 days ago, you must still follow all quarantine requirements)
Anyone with travel plans should follow the latest New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services COVID-19 General Travel Guidance (November 12, 2020).
Any traveler/visitors or residents experiencing symptoms must isolate, contact a healthcare provider and get tested.
We realize this is a difficult, stressful and challenging time, but we all can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and staying close to home.
Stay safe and be well.