Masks are required at all times on Public and Private Transportation, including on the MBTA, commuter rail, buses, ferries, and airplanes, and while in rideshares (Uber and Lyft), taxis, and livery vehicles, as required by the Centers for Disease Control January 29, 2021 Order. Face coverings are also required at all times in transportation hubs, including train stations, bus stops, and airports. The requirement applies to riders and workers.

Effective March 1, 2022, the CDC updated its guidance on mask wearing and announced that it is no longer requiring that masks be worn in public outdoors at transportation settings.

For more information on how to select and properly wear a mask, visit

Cities, towns, and local businesses may have their own COVID-19 mask guidelines. Check before you travel to see what the local guidance is at your destination.

Do not travel if you have symptoms, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, or if one of your close contacts has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19.

The most important thing you can do to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and get a booster when you are eligible. International travelers must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of COVID-19 recovery before entering the United States.

The COVID-19 vaccine and boosters are available in Massachusetts to anyone who lives, works, or studies here. If you haven’t received all eligible vaccinations yet, visit to find a vaccination location near you.

For specific recommendations related to travel, please consult the CDC pages below:

Domestic Travel During COVID-19 | CDC

International Travel During COVID-19 | CDC

When NOT to Travel: Avoid Spreading COVID-19 | CDC

For more information on traveling to Massachusetts, see’s COVID-19 information hub.

Last updated 3-4-2022