Coming to visit the Upper Valley this Summer? Here's what you should know:
Businesses in New Hampshire and Vermont have mostly reopened with restrictions and safety guidelines in place.Updated 7-10-20.
- Visitors from New England States do not need to quarantine prior to visiting. Visitors from all other States are asked to quarantine themselves 14 days before traveling to New Hampshire and will be asked to sign an affadavit.
- Anyone with travel plans should follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Travel Association. Those most at risk of infection, including older adults and those with underlying health conditions, are encouraged to stay home when possible to avoid contracting the virus.
- When checking into a hotel, bed & breakfast, inn or AirBnB, you will be asked to sign an affadavit attesting that all members of your party self-quarantined for 14 days prior to visiting.
- Hotels, bed & breakfasts, inns and AirBnBs are at 100 % capacity. Motels (with doors leading directly to outside) and campgrounds are at 100% capacity.
- Restaurants are at 100% capacity but tables are 6 feet apart. Many restaurants also have outdoor seating.
Outdoor Recreation/Attractions - including agro-tourism, outdoor walking trails, tours and paths, batting cages, zip lines, chairlifts, ropes
courses/aerial parks, disk golf, open off-road vehicle tours (no enclosure), natural science centers, garden tours, diving tours and lessons, caves, petting zoos, balloon rides, helicopter and plane rides (groups fewer than 5) and white water rafting are open.
- Indoor movie theaters, theater performanes and amusement parks are allowed to reopen.
- State beaches are open for sunbathing and picnicing. Parking areas are at 50% capacity.
- NOTE: Please check ahead as to whether a business is open. Not all businesses have reopened - check their website or call ahead before setting out for your visit.
- Travelers need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival, unless they’re there for essential work or if you’re a traveler from counties in New York and New England with low numbers of active infection.
- Starting June 15, travelers will have the option to: Quarantine in their home state for 14 days before coming to Vermont if driving in personal vehicle and making no stops along the way OR Quarantine at a Vermont lodging establishment for 14 days if making stops along the way or traveling by plane, train, bus or other means of transportation.
- Rest area information: All of the buildings in the Vermont Information Centers Division’s network of 17 centers are temporarily closed. Parking lots remain open. Port-o-lets are available.
- Visitors will be required to register with Sara Alert for daily reminders from the Vermont Department of Health and must attest to meeting the travel requirements.
- Lodging occupancy limits will be increased to 50% or 25 total guests and staff, whichever is greater, and health, spacing, group size and hygiene requirements remain in place.
- Dining operations at lodging properties must remain at 50% capacity, per existing restaurant guidance.
- Restaurants are open for indoor dining at 50% capacity. Call or check online to see if the restaurant is open.