How does the State Travel Advisory impact my travel plans?

As of April 1st, 2021, asymptomatic domestic travelers arriving in New York State from other US States and territories are not required to test or quarantine.  Domestic travelers do not need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 within the previous 3 months.

However, while not required, quarantine, consistent with the CDC recommendations for international travel, is still recommended for all other asymptomatic domestic travelers for either 7 days with a test 3-5 days after travel or 10 days without a test.  Travelers from Canada, crossing at land borders subject to the agreement between the governments of the United States and Canada, are permitted to travel in accordance with said federal agreement and need not quarantine solely due to such federally authorized travel.

Symptomatic travelers must immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or their health care provider to determine if they should seek COVID-19 testing.

Irrespective of quarantine, all travelers must:

  • 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, the use of face coverings, through day 14 (even if fully vaccinated);
  • 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; and
  • Fill out the Traveler Health Form upon entering New York unless coming from a contiguous state for routine work purposes or for less than 24 hours.  Contiguous states to New York are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

For the most up-to-date information on the travel advisory and for detailed information on quarantine and exceptions, please visit the State’s website on the Travel Advisory.  To file a complaint about non-compliance with the Travel Advisory, please fill out the NY on PAUSE complaint form.