We wanted to let you know about the Travel Rule for visiting Martha’s Vineyard — and the rest of Massachusetts — now effect (since August 1st). In an effort to continue slowing the spread of Covid-19, any visitor whose coming from a “higher risk” state is now required to file a Massachusetts Travel Form. Click here for the form.
If you’re arriving from a higher risk state, you will need to have either a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts or to quarantine for 14 days, or some combination of the two. More details.
New Travel Rule For Visiting Martha’s Vineyard – States That Are Exempt
The list of states exempt from the rule continues to update, as pandemic conditions continue to change across the country. As of September 15th, the lower risk states include: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, and New Mexico. If you’ve been in any of those states for 14 days or longer prior to arrival, the new rule does not apply to you. Check for any “low risk” state updates.
New Travel Rule For Visiting Martha’s Vineyard Is Not A Travel Ban
This is not considered a travel ban, as the Travel Rule gives you four options that still enable you to come to the Vineyard, including getting tested here. Drive-up testing for anyone who calls ahead and makes an appointment is available Monday thru Saturday. To make an appointment call 877-336-9855. No doctor’s referral required.
As in many locations across the country, test result times will vary, and may get backed up. Ranges on MV have been three to five days, and up to seven on occasion.
Point B will not be checking or collecting the Travel Forms (or test results). You submit the form directly to the state. As the traveler, it is your responsibility to be in charge of your actions.
If you have any questions, you can always check in with the Point B Rental + Guest Service Team by email or call us at 508-627-4567 ext 1. Looking For A Vacation Rental On Martha’s Vineyard – Try Our Most Popular Searches For Vacation Rentals.