An Important Message to Our Visitors

An Important Message to Our Visitors

September 1, 2020

Dear Friends,

As the heat of the summer begins to fade, Martha’s Vineyard is a great destination for visitors who want to experience what many believe is the Island’s best season: fall.

Beaches are less crowded and cooler temperatures make the Island’s numerous hiking trails more appealing. Many of the Island’s hotels and inns, restaurants, retail stores and art galleries remain open, with many safety protocols in place.  This list of what’s open and what’s closed is being updated daily.

Since Aug. 1, visitors and residents returning from states considered higher risk for the coronavirus are being asked to fill out a state travel form and either quarantine for 14 days or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test administered within 72 hours of your arrival. Visitors from New York, New Jersey and New England states other than Rhode Island are exempt.

If you come, plan on wearing a mask in all public places. Islanders are proud of having kept cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard to a minimum and want to keep that record going.

We invite you to tour our site, making note of the many wonderful attractions of Martha’s Vineyard, but be sure to check on their status before you come to avoid disappointment. And be sure to visit our sister site,, for the latest news from the island.

Thanks for stopping by!

The Vineyard Gazette Media Group



Photo by Tim Johnson



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