Travel Restrictions – Covid 19


The holidays are over and the spread of COVID-19 in Vermont is still a concern. We have returned to the protocol that you may not gather with anyone you don’t live with. If you have gathered with people you don’t live with, you should quarantine. The Health Department strongly encourages getting tested as soon as possible and then again on day 7.

The Health Department strongly advises against non-essential travel, even within Vermont. All travel to and from Vermont requires quarantine. The only exception is essential travel.

Travel Restrictions

  • Out-of-state residents travelling to Vermont should review the current cross state travel information.
  • If you will be staying at a commercial lodging property, you’ll be required to complete a certificate of compliance.
  • All out of state travelers are strongly encouraged to register with Sara Alert upon arrival to Vermont to get two weeks of daily reminders to check for common symptoms of COVID-19.
  • 8 of Vermont’s rest areas are open with limited access. Access to interior restrooms are open from 10:00am – 6:00pm, 7 days per week. Travelers are required to wear a mask when inside the building. Other rest areas that remain closed will have portable toilets available. 


This map – updated weekly on Fridays – is populated with raw data from Johns Hopkins University and uses multiple factors to determine how many active cases are in each county. Read the complete methodology for how active cases per million residents is being calculated. The aggregated data by county is also available.

Be Smart, Stay Safe Guidance in Vermont

  • Outdoor restaurants and bars have reopened, though at a limited capacity. Reservations or call ahead seating is required. Customers are encouraged to wear face coverings when not eating. Read the full outdoor restaurant guidance for more restrictions.
  • Non-essential retail has reopened, but under strict reduced occupancy and mandatory health requirements. Read the full retail guidance for further restrictions.
  • All of Vermont’s state parks have opened for public use. Mandatory health and safety guidelines are in effect. Day use activity is being managed to ensure sufficient physical space is available for social distancing, and amenities have been scaled back. State park campgrounds are limited to tent, RV and lean-to camping; a new and improved web-based reservation system is also now available.
  • Vermonters and visitors are required to wear masks or cloth facial coverings over their nose and mouth any time they are in public spaces – indoors or outdoors – where they come in contact with others from outside their households. Guidance is available with additional details and exemptions. Even while wearing a mask, individuals should stay 6′ apart from others not in their group.