New York State Quarantine for Domestic Travelers Will End as of April 1st

Governor Cuomo has announced that, effective April 1, 2021, individuals entering New York State from other U.S. states or territories will no longer be required to quarantine upon their return to New York.

It is unclear whether an individual will still be required to obtain a COVID-19 test prior to reentering the state but, according to the Governor’s announcement, travelers must still complete the Traveler Health Form which asks whether you obtained a test prior to returning to New York.

Governor Cuomo still recommends that individuals quarantine after returning from domestic travel as a precautionary measure and stated that returning domestic travelers must do the following:

  • continue daily symptom monitoring for 14 days following their return to NY;
  • continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings for 14 days following their return to NY (even if fully vaccinated); and
  • 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.
The Governor stressed that international travelers returning to New York are still subject to the mandatory quarantine requirements previously established. The New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory web page has not yet been updated to address this change for domestic travel, so please continue to monitor the page for further guidance as the effective date approaches.

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