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Fully Vaccinated Exempt From State Travel Order

A syringe filled with the a COVID-19 vaccine is seen alongside its batch number and a patient's vaccination card at a vaccination site in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP)
A syringe filled with the a COVID-19 vaccine is seen alongside its batch number and a patient's vaccination card at a vaccination site in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

People who have completed their COVID-19 vaccine regimen are no longer subject to the state's test-or-quarantine travel requirements as long as it has been more than 14 days since their final dose, under a new update to the order.

In place since August, the order mandates that people entering Massachusetts from states deemed higher-risk for COVID-19 transmission — currently, everywhere but Washington, Oregon, Missouri, Hawaii and Puerto Rico — must fill out a form describing their travel and either test negative for COVID-19 or quarantine for 10 days, with exceptions for groups including regular commuters, grocery shoppers and people crossing state lines to seek medical care or comply with child custody agreements.

The update added people who are completely vaccinated — those who received their second Pfizer or Moderna shot or single Johnson & Johnson shot more than 14 days prior — to the list of exemptions, provided they do not have COVID-19 system.

Vaccinated individuals traveling to Massachusetts are directed to have documentation of their vaccine available if asked.

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