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Know Before You Go

Plan your visit to New Hampshire.
The winter season is upon us, and with it comes increased concerns surrounding COVID, the surge of cases here in New Hampshire, and what is happening with the Delta and Omicron variants. Currently, there is no statewide mask mandate in New Hampshire and no specific restrictions for businesses. However, individual communities are adopting ordinances on their own.

Franconia – The Board of Selectmen voted to require masks in all public buildings until further notice.

Keene – The City Council voted to bring back the city-wide mandate requiring people wear masks when inside public places. Specifics are outlined here.

Lebanon – The City Council adopted a face mask ordinance requiring people to wear face covering under certain circumstances as outlined here.

Milford – Masks are required for anyone visiting the town hall.

Nashua – The city of Nashua has approved an ordinance requiring masks in all businesses and public buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Details are outlined here.

The impact of the pandemic continues to be felt by businesses around New Hampshire, including many in New Hampshire’s tourism industry. Many businesses are working with fewer employees, which might mean longer wait times at a restaurant or attraction, and potentially reduced hours.

As you make plans to travel to the Granite State this winter, we’d like to encourage everyone to plan and prepare for your trip before you ever leave your home.  Taking a little time before you go, will help ensure a smooth trip once you arrive. Also, be sure to pack your patience. We’re all responding to the ever changing environment, and we’re in this together. We look forward to welcoming you to visit New Hampshire and enjoying our winter wonderland.

If you are here visiting and need to be tested for COVID prior to returning home, there are locations around the state that offer PCR testing. Due to the current high demand for testing, some results may take longer than expected.
  Below you will find resources to help protect, perserve and respect New Hampshire on your next visit.


Leave No Trace

Check out these simple ways you can Leave No Trace and keep New Hampshire beautiful for generations to come.

Granite State Promise

Take the pledge to protect, respect and preserve our state.