Domestic Travelers No Longer Required to Quarantine in NY

NEW YORK -
A traveler seen at Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport, Nov. 25, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

People who travel from within the United States or from U.S. islands to New York state will no longer be required to quarantine once they arrive starting April 1st.

Quarantine is still mandatory for international travelers, and everyone is expected to adhere to safety guidelines of mask wearing, socially distancing, and avoiding mass indoor gatherings.

Travelers are expected to fill out a Traveler Health form.

“New Yorkers have shown strength and perseverance throughout this entire pandemic, and it shows through the numbers that continue to decrease every day,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we work to build our vaccination infrastructure even further and get more shots in arms, we’re making significant progress in winning the footrace between the infection rate and the vaccination rate, allowing us to open new sectors of our economy and start our transition to a new normal in a post-pandemic world. As part of that transition, quarantine for domestic travelers is no longer required, but it is still being advised as an added precaution. This is great news, but it is not an all-clear for New Yorkers to let their guard down. To beat this virus once and for all we all must continue doing what we know works to stop the spread, including wearing masks, washing our hands and practicing social distancing.”

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