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April 10th UPDATE: Out-of-State Travel Requirements

APRIL 10, 2021 UPDATE Regarding Travel Outside of New York State

 

On April 10, 2021 the New York State Department of Health released Updated Interim Guidance for Travelers Entering New York State.  The Interim Guidance is available here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/04/updated_travel_advisory_april102021.pdf.

 

There are generally no quarantine or testing requirements for travel within the United States or US territories.  International travelers must comply with CDC requirements including proof of a negative test or recent COVID recovery in order to board an airplane returning to the United States.

 

As more fully explained in the Interim Guidance, testing is recommended, and non-vaccinated individuals are encouraged to consider quarantining voluntarily.  The Interim Guidance further explains:

Irrespective of quarantine or vaccination status, all travelers should:

  • Monitor symptoms daily from day of arrival in New York 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); and

  • Immediately self-isolate if any symptoms develop and contact the local public health authority or their health care provider to report this change in clinical status and determine if they should seek testing.

 

The CDC continues to recommend that you delay travel until you are fully vaccinated.  Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to follow all health and safety recommendations including frequent hand washing, wearing a mask, and social distancing. 

 

Anyone with questions regarding travel should contact Kristine DeMartino, 926-2202.