On April 6, 2021, Governor Phil Scott released the Vermont Forward reopening plan to help Vermonters and local businesses see the path for a phased return to unrestricted travel, business operations, and event gatherings. The plan uses vaccination milestones to ensure a safe easing of restrictions and continued reopening of the state’s economy.
As part of Vermont’s phased reopening plan, there is new travel guidance. Except for international travel, travel no longer requires testing or quarantine.
CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated (defined as 14 days have passed since your final vaccine dose), because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.
Travelers should follow the guidelines of the state or country they visit. These rules may be different state by state or country by country.
VISITORS TO VERMONT
- If you are fully vaccinated, be sure to carry your COVID-19 vaccine card with you and be prepared to show it when asked.
- In Vermont, masks are required in public spaces for people who are not vaccinated.
- Learn more about rules for visitors from other countries.
Under the current gathering guidelines, hosting visitors is considered a social gathering. Both you and your guests must follow Vermont’s gathering restrictions.
LIMITS ON GATHERING
Vermont has restrictions on social gatherings based on whether you are fully vaccinated or not. You are fully vaccinated 14 days after your final shot. Since children under age 12 cannot get vaccinated at this time, they are considered unvaccinated.
The following limits apply to both social gatherings at a private residence and events at a venue.
For indoor gatherings:
There can be one unvaccinated person per 50 square feet up to 300 unvaccinated people (whichever is less), plus any number of fully vaccinated people. People who are not vaccinated are required to wear a mask in indoor public spaces.
For outdoor gatherings:
There can be 900 unvaccinated people, plus any number of fully vaccinated people.