Travelers can expect to face mass restrictions this year if the state passes a new travel restriction that has been in place for two years.
Charlie Baker said Wednesday he would sign a law that would restrict some visitors from traveling to and from Boston, including those traveling to or from the Boston Marathon, the Boston University Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Baker also said he would implement a new state-imposed travel ban for the entire state.
The new law is expected to go into effect next week.
Massachusetts is the first state to adopt a travel restriction for the 2018-19 school year.
A spokesman for Baker said the governor believes this law will help protect students, faculty and staff.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a travel warning to travelers Thursday and the state’s Department of Transportation said on its website that it was also issuing alerts to businesses and individuals to be on alert.
The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement it is working to help travelers adjust to new restrictions and is monitoring state-wide activity.
Baker said he will meet with state officials on Thursday to discuss the new travel ban and the Boston Olympics.
He said it was “too soon to speculate” about what would happen next.
New Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that he expects the restrictions to take effect on Monday, though he did not specify a specific date.
Walsh said the city will follow all state and local regulations, and he has asked state officials to come up with a plan to ease the travel restrictions.