No More Quarantine for Domestic Travel Into New York State Starting April 1 Says Cuomo
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that beginning April 1, 2021, travelers coming into New York State from any other state will no longer be required to self quarantine.
The announcement comes as COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue on the rise and related metrics continue to improve with every passing day.
It brings to an end the travel advisory watch-list set in place in June 2020 which required travelers to and from New York State to self quarantine for 14 days upon entry or return.
Although not required, self quarantine is still advised as a precaution. International travelers arriving in New York State will still be subject to a mandatory quarantine.
“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.”
As per today’s press release issued by the Governor’s Office:
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.