Great news for New Yorkers or those looking to visit. Effect April 1, 2021, domestic travelers to New York will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival. International arrivals will still be required to quarantine at this time, but this is a great step in building back New York’s tourism.
Last year, New York implemented a 14 day quarantine for arriving travelers from states with high number of cases, which then was a reduced to a 10 day quarantine and the ability to test out of quarantine. The newest update will remove any sort of quarantine requirement for domestic travelers.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. State or U.S. Territory starting April 1st. While no longer required, the NYS Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution.
Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers. All travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Individuals should continue strict adherence to all safety guidelines to stop the spread – wearing masks, socially distancing and avoiding gatherings.
Regardless of quarantine status, all individuals exposed to COVID-19 or returning from travel must:
- Continue daily symptom monitoring through Day 14;
- Continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings, through Day 14 (even if fully vaccinated);
- Must immediately self-isolate if any symptoms develop and contact the local public health authority or their healthcare provider to report this change in clinical status and determine if they should seek testing.