New York No Longer Requires Quarantine for International Travelers

A sign warns airline passengers about a travel advisory at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J.. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York will no longer mandate quarantine for international travelers, though it still recommends monitoring one’s health for potential symptoms and be prepared to self-quarantine if symptoms appear.

The exceptions, according to the state’s new health guidelines, are unvaccinated health care workers who have arrived and will go to work. Nursing home workers and healthcare home aides are expected to quarantine for two weeks, and other healthcare workers for one.

All international travelers are required to present proof of a recent negative test or having recently recovered from Covid before taking a flight to the United States.

Domestic travelers who have gone to other states for a period of more than 24 hours are not expected to quarantine, but are encouraged to get tested.

The CDC has said that fully vaccinated people who travel are low risk, but should mask because it is possible for a vaccinated person to contract a mild version of the virus and pass it on to others who are unvaccinated.


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