New York has lifted its testing and Covid-19 requirements for international travelers.
The move which was announced on Saturday has followed is followed by the decision of New York from April 1 for ending the quarantine of it on visitors who are coming from another state or U.S. territory.
The state Department of Health has announced on the website of it that, asymptomatic travelers who are entering New York from the U.S. state or any territory or other country are no longer required for doing testing of Covid-19 or become quarantined for Covid-19 as of April 10, 2021.
The state has said that a quarantine that is consistent with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is still suggested for all those travelers who have not got completely vaccinated or who have not been recovered from laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 during the previous three months.
Last year, it was the hardest-hit state in the early months of the pandemic, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has contended the spread was because of traveling from Europe to the tri-state area of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
As more people have got vaccinated, and Covid-19 cases have dropped out from post-holiday season highs, New York and other states have loosened restrictions.
Cuomo has said in a statement on Monday that one out of all four people of the New Yorker has become vaccinated completely for Covid-19. Thirty-eight percent of the people of New Yorkers have received at least one dose of their vaccine. We are working on more supply of the vaccine. However, supply is the limiting factor right now, but the distribution network of our country is robust and up.”
The state Department of Health has given warning that international travelers are required to take precautions when they are returning from abroad.
The Health Department has said that the travel guidelines recommend all New Yorkers along with those people who are visiting New York from out-of-state or from another country for taking personal responsibility for complying with the best interest of safety & public health.
Given below are some of the requirements for domestic travelers and international travelers:
- Symptomatic travelers must self-isolate themselves and they must contact the Health Department or their health care providers for determining that whether they should seek coronavirus testing or not.
- All travelers must have completed the Traveler Health Form unless the traveler had left New York for less than 24 hours or he is coming from a contagious state: Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Irrespective of a quarantine, all travelers must:
- From the day of arrival in New York through Day 14 monitoring symptoms daily.
- Continue to Covid-19 safety tips which include social distancing, hand hygiene, and the use of face coverings.
Two or more weeks must have got passed out since the final dose of the travelers to be considered as fully vaccinated. Whether they have taken two shots for the Pfizer & Moderna Vaccines and Johnson & Johnson Vaccine.
The New York and CDC have given the suggestion for doing delays in international travel until the traveler has got fully vaccinated.
International travelers must have complied with the requirements of CDC that include proof of a negative test or recovery from Covid-19 to board airplanes heading to the USA.
For all those domestic travelers who are unvaccinated, those who have not recovered from Covid-19 in the past three months are suggested to get tested for Covid-19 three to five days after arrival in New York and they should consider to do themselves self-quarantine (seven days if have got tested on day three to day five, otherwise 10 days).
The state has said that travelers must avoid coming in contact with those people who are at higher risk for severe disease for 14 days regardless of test results.
The CDC does not have a requirement of quarantine, testing requirements, or work furlough for asymptomatic international travelers.