Transportation

Headline:

As of June 12, 2022, inbound air travelers to the US are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID.

Last-reviewed: 9am, June 23, 2022

Key Resources:

The Basics:

  • RMV Service Centers may handle walk-in transactions, but will prioritize services by appointment. Use the myRMV Online Service Center to make a reservation or to complete more than 40 transactions online.
  • The US Department of State has country-specific advisories for international travelers.
  • The CDC has guidelines on international travel based on COVID-19 risk in each country. See the full CDC Guidance for additional information.

The Breakdown:

  • MBTA made fare changes that include the addition of a 5-Day Flex Pass, lowering the 1-Day LinkPass price, and creating a 7-Day LinkPass for reduced fare riders. Visit the MBTA for additional information.
  • MBTA bus Routes 23, 28, and 29 are now fare-free. 
  • For service updates, visit the MBTA Alerts page. Riders can also sign up for text or email alerts through the T-Alerts system.
  • RIDE users will be able to use the RIDE Flex program to book on-demand service through Uber and Lyft. RIDE users must sign up for this pilot program.
  • Masks are no longer required on public and private transportation with the exception of The RIDE (MBTA’s paratransit service).
  • Some RMV services are available at AAA locations by appointment.
  • The RMV continues to designate Wednesday appointment hours for customers 65 years of age or older.
  • The MA legislature has voted to override Governor Baker’s veto of a bill (H.4805) that would allow immigrants without legal status to apply for and receive a standard driver’s license if they show documents proving their identity, date of birth, and MA residency. The new law will permit undocumented noncitizens to apply for a driver’s license beginning July 1, 2023.
  • MassHealth and Health Safety Net members may qualify for curb-to-curb transportation to vaccine appointments. Members should ask their doctor to submit a transportation request (i.e., a “PT-1 form”). If they have difficulty with the process, they can also call 1-800-841-2900 for assistance getting transportation approved or check the FAQ.
  • As of June 12, 2022, inbound air travelers to the US are no longer required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID. Find more information here.
  • Before traveling internationally, travelers should check for guidance from the US Department of State or sign up for alerts through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • US citizens seeking to return to the US on an expired passport may be able to do so until June 30, 2022. Find more information here
  • Before traveling between states, travelers should check for guidance from each state that they plan to enter.

The Bottom Line:

  • Before traveling internationally, travelers should check for guidance from the US Department of State. Before traveling between states, travelers should check for guidance from each state that they plan to enter.