New York State Issues New COVID-19 Travel Policy
Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a new policy for both inbound and outbound travel to and from New York State.
The new policy replaces the previous travel advisory, according to WKBW. The new policy still requires a 14 day quarantine, but only if a traveler decides not to take a COVID-19 test. If any traveler does take a test after required waiting period and the results are negative, that person doesn't have to continue quarantining,
If you plan on traveling to NYS, you must take a COVID-19 test and have proof of a negative test result within three days of arriving. Once you arrive in NYS you must quarantine for three days. On the fourth day you can take COVID-19 test, if the test is negative you can go about your life but if the test is positive you must remain in quarantine. If you choose not to get tested on the fourth day then you must remain in quarantine for 14 days.
The new policy does not apply to travelers from Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Any New York resident who leaves for less than 24-hours will need to take a COVID-19 test within 4 days of the returning to the state. Any New Yorker who leaves for more than 24-hours will need to follow the new travel policy, just like a non-state resident. Local health departments will be tasked with enforcing the new policy.