New England Road Trip: Restriction Spotlight

AAA Travel’s quick guide to New England travel restrictions is designed to offer a glance into the regulations and rules that may impact your summer travel plans. While parts of the United States continue to see coronavirus numbers rise, the Northeast is adjusting travel restrictions to ensure the number of cases in this region continues to trend downward.

Current travel restrictions in Northeastern states., as of June 29th, 2020.


  • Encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days regardless of where they are arriving from.
  • A “safer-at-home” advisory is in place, which asks residents to “leave home only for healthcare, worship and permitted work, shopping, and outdoor activities.”

Rhode Island

  • Travel restrictions have largely been lifted.
  • A 14-day quarantine is in place for people who are returning to Rhode Island from an area that is under a stay-at-home order or similar type of restriction.
  • Governor Gina Raimondo considering requiring visitors from areas with high coronavirus infection rates to quarantine.

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

  • Urge people arriving from states with high coronavirus infection rates to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • New guidance applies to anyone traveling to the tri-state area from states with new daily positive test rates higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or from states with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

As of publication, the states that meet the criteria are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.


  • Visitors can avoid quarantine requirements when arriving in Vermont if their home county has less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per 1 million residents.
  • Residents who are returning by car from counties in New England or New York that have similar active caseloads to Vermont don’t need to quarantine.


  • All out-of-state travelers who are visiting Maine, and Maine residents who are returning home, quarantine for 14 days when arriving.
  • People who test negative for the coronavirus within 72 hours of arriving in Maine don’t have to quarantine. Residents of New Hampshire and Vermont are exempt from the testing and quarantine requirements because the number of active coronavirus cases in those states is similar to Maine’s.
  • Visitors not from a Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont residence will be asked to sign a form saying they have tested negative for COVID-19, are planning to complete the 14-day quarantine, or have already completed their quarantine.
  • Maine lodging establishments are allowed to serve people who are not residents of Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine, the form must be provided to check-in at campgrounds, seasonal rentals, overnight camps, and other commercial lodgings, like Airbnb.

New Hampshire

  • Encouraging people to remain in their home state until additional restrictions are lifted.
  • Visitors, regardless of where they are coming from, are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days and are encouraged to follow the latest travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You may have questions, and AAA Travel is here to help. Contact your travel agent or visit for more information and up to date travel options.