Please note that the State of Maine requires pre-testing or self-quarantine of visitors, (regulations may change as the national vaccination program takes effect).
And we know you are probably asking the same question as so many other as are at this point:
“If I have been vaccinated, do I still need to get tested or quarantine before travel to Maine”?
The answer from the Maine CDC is: Yes, Right now, people traveling from non-exempt states still must quarantine or have a negative test, even if they have been vaccinated. The rules requiring quarantine or a recent negative test for travelers from states other than New Hampshire and Vermont were established by an executive order from Gov. Mills and remain in place. They reflect an abundance of caution based on the discovery of COVID-19 variants in other states, the small percentage of potential travelers who have had both doses of the vaccine, the length of time required for the vaccine to become fully effective after the second dose, and other public health considerations. As more people become fully vaccinated and as scientists learn more about the variants and the effectiveness of vaccination against them, travel rules could be reviewed.
Her are the current FAQs
Adults 18 and over are required to submit a state-issued Certificate of Compliance prior to or when checking into lodging in Maine certifying that you are non-symptomatic and will comply with one of two options:
Option 1.GET TESTED (with Negative result)BEFORE YOU VISIT MAINE
Confirm that you obtained in your home location a negative-results COVID-19 test within the previous 72-hours of arrival in Maine. (Testing is not readily available in Maine so far).
Option 2.SELF-QUARANTINE ON ARRIVAL: up to 10 days or or for the duration of shorter visits — (you may not substitute prior quarantine time done in your home state). Out-of-state visitors may satisfy the quarantine order in rented lodging establishments, including Vacation rental units. During the quarantine period, visitors can leave their lodging but only for limited outdoor activities such as hiking as long as they are not around other people. Quarantined visitors may not go to public places like restaurants, shops, and grocery stores, and especially not to indoor spaces where there are gatherings of people of more than 50. Masks are required in the State of Maine for the foreseeable future anytime you may encounter other people in public, both indoors and out– gatherings and crowds, especially indoors, should be avoided
AND COMPLETE and submit to the lodging office or rental agency a copy of the Certificate of Compliance
You can download a copy, fill it out and sign it and either snap a good photo of it and text to 207-460-1000 or email to email@example.com. The completed forms will be retained and available to ME state officials for 30 days
Please see the vaccination FAQ page provided by the State of Maine for more detailed info. It is updated as policies change.
Residents of New Hampshire and Vermont are currently exempt from the requirements (Exemptions for CONN, NJ and NY and MASS have ended).
OUR CURRENT ACR CANCELLATION POLICY (Spring 2021): Since the risks of the pandemic are well-known to travelers seeking vacation rentals, cancellations of confirmed bookings requested more than 60 days before check-in date will receive a refund of up to 50% of rent and tax payments prepaid,(plus full refund of security deposits). Cancellations requested less than 60 days before check-in date will not be eligible for refund. Cancellation Fee of $50 will apply to all cancellations.
If uncertain about your travel plans or if you are worried about the future policies on travel to Main this year we suggest you consider “cancel-for-any-reason” Travel Insurance,
Please note that Booked Dates are not secured until initial payment is received (usually due within 7 business days of booking date).
Acadia National Park will be open and most local businesses and restaurants are in at least limited operation (with common-sense precautions such as mandatory masks in public and distance-spacing). And note that for 2021 there are new paid-in-advance registration requirements to drive to some of the busiest points of interest, such as Cadillac Mountain and Sand Beach. Call the Acadia Nat Park office for info and to secure tickets (207-288-3338).
Be asssured that property owners and property cleaners are intimately aware of the special cleaning/disinfecting standards required under the pandemic, and instruct their cleaning crews accordingly.
Thanks for your cooperation in dealing with this unprecedented situation. We truly are “all in this together”. And if you can’t arrange a visit this season, know that you will be more than welcome next year.
We hope you remain safe and please take good care,
Please note that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place and there is no guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19.
By your entry upon a listed property, you voluntarily assume, on behalf of yourself and any minors in your custody, all risks related to the exposure of COVID-19, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after entry upon the property. Neither the property nor any of its affiliates shall be responsible for any exposure to COVID-19.