New York State announces new COVID-19 travel policy, replaces quarantine list

Posted at 12:38 PM, Oct 31, 2020

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday a new COVID-19 travel policy for the state which will replace the travel advisory quarantine list.

The new policy is as follows:

If you plan on traveling to NYS, you must take a COVID-19 test and have proof of a negative test result within three days of arriving. Once you arrive in NYS you must quarantine for three days. On the fourth day you can take COVID-19 test, if the test is negative you can go about your life but if the test is positive you must remain in quarantine.

If you choose not to get tested on the fourth day then you must remain in quarantine for 14 days.

Cuomo says the new policy applies to every state except for bordering states such as Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania due to interconnected nature of the region.

For New Yorkers who leave the state for less than 24 hours, you must take a test within four days of returning to the state. If you are a New Yorker who leaves the state for more than 24 hours, you must follow the new policy listed above.

Cuomo says the local health departments will be in charge of enforcement.