Governor's Updated Travel Advisory November 2020

  • Recently, Governor Cuomo revised the NYS COVID-19 travel guidelines,  With the recent increases in positive cases, everyone is encouraged to limit the number of people at holiday gatherings and to follow the CDC 3 Ws – wear a face covering, wash your hands often and watch out for crowds.  Everyone must be vigilant and follow the guidance to protect and respect each other’s health and well-being.

    Wear Your Mask. Wash Your Hands. Watch Your Distance.

    The following are the new guidelines allowing travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York are exempt from the travel advisory; however covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Essential workers will continue to be exempt as well. The guidance also applies to international travelers coming from any CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Health Notice country. The new protocol is effective Wednesday, November 4. 

    For any traveler to New York State from a noncontiguous state, US territory or CDC level 2 or level 3 country, the new guidelines for travelers are below:

    • For travelers who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:
      • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
      • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
      • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
    • For travelers who were out-of-state for less than 24 hours:
      • The traveler does not need a test prior to their departure from the other state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.
      • However, the traveler must fill out our traveler form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after their arrival in New York.

    The travel guidelines require all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out-of-state, to take personal responsibility for compliance in the best interest of public health and safety.

    For general inquires contact the call the Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 or Ask a Question.