Some New York Travelers Won’t Need to Quarantine After April 1st
More good news and another step toward things getting back to normal in the world dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Cuomo has announced that the quarantine requirement for people traveling into and out of New York will be lifted starting April 1st....and no it's not an April Fools Joke...it's real.
International travelers arriving in New York will still have to quarantine or show they had a negative COVID-19 test in the last three days. However, the health department is still recommending that people consider quarantining even though it's not a requirement after April 1st. Especially, for travelers arriving from areas where the coronavirus cases still high.
I'm actually starting to make plans to travel in April and will be flying and I'm glad to see the quarantine requirement dropped. Plus, I've always wondered how many people were even following the guideline anyway.
Governor Cuomo said in a statement, "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."
Even though domestic travelers don't need to quarantine after April 1st they will still have to fill out a Travelers Health Form after arriving at a New York airport.
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