Q: What is the current status of short-term vacation rentals in Massachusetts? Are they allowed now?
A: Yes, as of Monday, June 8, short-term rentals are permitted.
Gov. Baker announced on June 6, that Phase 2 of the Massachusetts Re-Opening Plan will begin on Monday, June 8. Vacation Rentals are included in Phase 2 as part of opening all lodging (hotels, motels, inns and short-term rentals).
All rental owners are required to follow the Safety Standards and Checklist developed by the State of Massachusetts.
Q. What is considered a short-term rental?
Short-term is any vacation rental that is rented for 31 or fewer days.
Q: I am traveling from out-of-state. Do I need to quarantine for 14-days?
A: Gov. Baker announced on June 30 that all travelers arriving to Massachusetts, including Massachusetts residents returning home, are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except that, beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine for 14 days.
It is recommended that all visitors, regardless of where you are traveling from, follow the State's guidance on COVID-19 prevention in order to vacation safely and responsibly.