• Travel Resources: Coronavirus

  • Planning Your Visit

  • Q: Is wearing a face covering required in Bar Harbor?

    A: As of July 27, 2021, Maine is following U.S. CDC guidance on face coverings which states that persons in counties with “substantial” or “high” levels of COVID-19 community transmission are advised to wear face coverings in public indoor settings. For counties in Maine where face coverings are currently recommended in public indoor settings, please consult Maine's COVID-19 Response site. Keep in mind that some businesses may have different guidelines for customers, so we ask that visitors please respect their wishes. For details on wearing a mask in Maine, please read these FAQs.


    Q: Are out of state visitors allowed in Maine?

    A: Yes. As of May 1, 2021, Maine no longer requires testing or quarantine for travelers to the state. Visitors no longer have to complete the Certificate of Compliance (unless from a state that is placed on the restricted list). Maine’s COVID-19 travel policy requirements have now shifted from an “all states included, unless exempt” model to an “all states exempt, unless included” model. This means that travelers from all states are automatically exempt unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC.

    If one or more states see a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, Maine will apply its test or quarantine requirement to travelers to and from that state. The Maine CDC will publicly announce any such states when they are identified. For more information, consult the State's Travel and Visitor FAQ.


    Q: Do I need to get a COVID-19 test in order to visit Bar Harbor?

    A: No. As stated above, a negative COVID-19 test result is no longer necessary to travel to Maine.


    Q: I have more questions. Is there another resource that can help?

    A: Absolutely. The State of Maine has a detailed FAQ page for travelers and visitors. Head there to get all the answers you'll need to enjoy your visit to Maine and Bar Harbor!

  • Q: What are local businesses doing to keep visitors safe?

    A: A lot. The business community has acted swiftly to keep the virus from spreading in our community. To learn about some of the measures being undertaken, visit our Safe Bar Harbor webpage.

  • Q: What can I do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during my visit?

    A: Thanks for asking! By simply following the latest guidelines, you'll help keep your traveling party, your fellow visitors, our workers, and our community safe.

  • Q: What should I do if I start to feel ill during my visit?

    A: Reach out to our local hospital's Coronavirus Call Center for evaluation and to possibly arrange for a test. See the flyer at right for details.