Albany, N.Y. — New York is easing its rules for out-of-state travelers who have already received a Covid-19 vaccine.
Domestic travelers who have been fully vaccinated within 90 days of their trip will no longer have to quarantine or test out of quarantine when they arrive in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today. The rule applies to visitors from other states and New Yorkers returning home from elsewhere.
International travelers should continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which does recommend testing and quarantining.
New York began requiring quarantines for travelers from certain states last summer, but eventually dropped that approach in favor of mandating quarantines for nearly all travelers. Individuals have the option to end the quarantine early by getting tested.
New York’s travel rules for those who haven’t been fully vaccinated within 90 days of a trip are below:
- Travelers out of state over 24 hours must get tested within three days of departure, prior to arriving in New York. They must then quarantine for three days after arriving. On day four, travelers must get tested again.
- If both tests are negative, travelers can exit quarantine after receiving results from the second test.
- If travelers don’t get tested, they’re required to quarantine for 10 days after arriving in New York.
- Travelers out of state less than 24 hours aren’t required to get tested before departure and they don’t need to quarantine when they arrive in New York. They must still get a Covid test four days after arrival.
- The rules apply to travelers from any U.S. state or territory and countries with a CDC Covid risk level of two or higher. They apply to New Yorkers returning home, in addition to travelers who live elsewhere. The rules don’t apply to travelers coming from border states.
- A CDC list of nations and their Covid risk levels can be found online.
The full New York Covid travel advisory can be found on the state Health Department website. CDC guidance for international travelers can also be found online.
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