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(WGGB/WSHM) — Massachusetts officials made updates to the state’s travel order on Wednesday.

People who have been completely vaccinated for COVID-19 no longer have to get a negative test prior to traveling to Massachusetts.  They won’t have to quarantine once in the state either.

To qualify, you must have had two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, more than 14 days prior to travel.  You also must have documentation of the vaccination available if asked.

However, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 at the time, you must follow the testing and quarantine guidance.

The state also noted changes for those who have recovered from COVID-19 – meaning tested positive more than 10 days but less than 90 days ago – and don’t have symptoms.  They explained:

  • Persons Who Tested Positive within 90 Days of Arrival to Massachusetts and Successfully Completed Isolation: Individuals who are COVID-19-recovered, meaning individuals who tested positive more than 10 days but less than 90 days ago and who do not have symptoms, do not need to obtain a negative PCR test prior to traveling to, or quarantine upon arrival to, Massachusetts. COVID-19 recovered individuals arriving in Massachusetts must have documentation of the positive PCR test result, including the date it was taken, available if asked. This exception does not include COVID-19-recovered individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19, who must follow all testing and quarantine guidance outlined in the travel rules.

More on the state’s travel order, exemptions, and updates can be found here.