August 7, 2020
Travel may look different in 2020, but Salem, Massachusetts is open for business with everyone’s health and safety in mind. Museums and attractions, walking, harbor and trolley tours, shops, and restaurants are open and waiting to see you when you’re ready to travel. Grab your mask (or a locally made mask while you’re here) and use the tips below to help plan your visit to Salem this year.
Review current travel restrictions. Travelers visiting from states outside of NH, CT, VT, ME, NY, NJ, and HI are required to fill out a traveler form and either quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Massachusetts or provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of travel. The form and additional guidance is available at mass.gov/matraveler.
Check state guidelines and regulations. In Massachusetts, masks are required in all outdoor public areas when social distancing of 6 ft. or more is not possible and while inside any business. In Salem, masks are required to be worn downtown both indoors and outdoors, regardless of social distancing. View the complete order by the Salem Board of Health here.
Confirm event schedules with hosts. Events planned earlier this year may have changed by the time you visit. If you have questions about a specific event or attraction, reach out to the individual business for confirmation before your trip.
Pack your patience. Arriving in Salem or Massachusetts may be different than some of your previous trips, and local businesses may have