COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Can I travel to Stowe, Vermont? What are the quarantine restrictions?
There are currently travel restrictions in place for out-of-state residents coming to Vermont. Please check Vermont Cross State Travel Guidelines for information regarding your county of origin to act accordingly.
- Anyone returning or traveling to Vermont must follow Vermont’s mandatory quarantine policy.
- Effective February 23, 2021: Travelers who have been vaccinated do not need to quarantine to travel to Vermont or to return to Vermont if at least 14 days have passed since they received their final vaccine dose.
- Residents of other states must adhere to the quarantine guidelines:
- Travelers arriving to Vermont in a personal vehicle may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in their home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions.
- Travelers arriving to Vermont via public transportation or who have not completed a pre-arrival quarantine may complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in a Vermont lodging establishment or with friends and family (travelers must stay in their quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site).
- Read more about quarantining at the Vermont Department of Health website.
- Vermonters returning from an out-of-state trip, must follow Vermont’s mandatory quarantine policy to complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test. Vermonters must remember to follow any travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for the states they plan to visit.
- Travelers may not stay with a Vermont host or stay in a Vermont lodging establishment or short-term rental with another household, except that a vaccinated individual or household may stay with a single non-vaccinated household. Even if you have completed a quarantine, or intend to quarantine with another household, you may not gather with another household in Vermont.
- All out of state travelers utilizing lodging, camping and short-term rental properties in Vermont must sign and complete a Certificate of Compliance or affirm a compliance statement via a digital check box at the time of reservation and check-in to attest that they meet the quarantine requirement or are an essential/authorized worker.
- All out of state travelers are strongly encouraged to register with Sara Alert upon arrival to Vermont to get two weeks of daily reminders to check for common symptoms of COVID-19.
What should I expect when I arrive in Stowe?
- Wear a mask: Wearing face masks are required when in the presence of others in public spaces. Learn more about the Vermont Mask Mandate. Social distancing is highly encouraged.
- If you are staying at a lodging facility: Lodging operators will require either a copy of a Vermont driver’s license or a signed document from the guest(s) attesting they meet the quarantine requirement. Please review the guidance on the steps required to complete the certificate of compliance.
- Event, arts, culture and entertainment venues and restaurants are open at a 50% capacity. Read the full guidance.
- Reservations or call ahead seating is required when dining at Vermont restaurants.
- Retail shops are open 50% occupancy and mandatory health requirements. Read the full retail guidance for further restrictions.
- Gymnasiums, fitness centers, and similar exercise facilities, spas, hair salons and tattoo parlors have reopened under specific guidelines and restrictions.
- View updates to area business operations and event schedules for lodging, restaurants, retail, activities/attractions and events.
What is Go Stowe’s message for travelers?
We are actively monitoring the fast-evolving circumstances around Coronavirus and will actively communicate with guests if the situation changes. The Town of Stowe and key officials are in communication about ongoing developments for COVID-19. View ways you can connect with Stowe businesses. We encourage travelers to Stowe, and elsewhere, to observe guidance from official organizations about travel plans. Read the CDC guidelines on Travel in the U.S.
What if I have urgent questions about Coronavirus?
For general information about COVID-19, dial 2-1-1. If you are sick or concerned about your health, contact your health care provider by phone. Please avoid going to the hospital, except in a life-threatening situation, and you have called in advance. Local hospitals include Copley Hospital in Morrisville, VT and UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT.