Five States Removed from New York State’s Travel Advisory Watch List
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed that five states were removed from New York’s Travel Advisory Watch-list. The states (visitors from which are no longer required to quarantine) are Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana.
The total number of locales on the watch list stands at 31.
“New Yorkers made enormous sacrifices to get our numbers as low as they are today, and we don’t want to give up an inch of that hard-earned progress. That’s why these travel advisory precautions are so important – we don’t want people who travel to states with high community spread to bring the virus back here,” Governor Cuomo said. “While it’s good news that five states have been removed from the travel advisory, the list remains far too long as America continues to struggle with COVID-19. New Yorkers should stay vigilant and be careful—wear a mask, socially distance, and be smart. This pandemic is not over.”
Arizona was one of the first original states on the list created at the end of June.
Alaska was first added to the list on July 21, then removed on August 11. On August 18 it was added back on.
Delaware was added to the list on July 7, removed on August 4 then added back on August 18.
Both Maryland and Montana were added on July 21.