COVIDTraveler Health Form
A travel enforcement operation will commence at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following the state’s quarantine restrictions. As part of the enforcement operation, enforcement teams will be stationed at airports statewide to meet arriving aircrafts at gates and greet disembarking passengers to request proof of completion of the State Department of Health traveler form, which is being distributed to passengers by airlines prior to, and upon boarding or disembarking flights to New York State.
All out-of-state travelers from designated states must complete the form upon entering New York. Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $2,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Travelers coming to New York from designated states through other means of transport, including trains and cars, must fill out the form online.
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In response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission in certain states within the United States and countries outside the United States, and to protect New York State’s (NYS) successful containment of COVID-19, NYS has issued a travel advisory for anyone entering NYS from a state that has a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19 or traveled internationally from a country designated under a CDC level 2 (moderate risk) or 3 (high-risk) COVID-19 travel health notice.
If you are entering NYS and have traveled from within one of the designated states or countries, you must quarantine for 14 days from the last day you were in a designated state or country. This does not apply to any individual passing through a designated state or country for a limited duration (i.e. less than 24 hours) through the course of travel, or essential workers as outlined below. For an international traveler, the quarantine is required irrespective of essential worker status.
Designated states are determined using a seven-day rolling average of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents for states within the United States. For a list of states that meet the criteria for required quarantine due to significant community transmission, visit https://ny.gov/states. For a list of countries designated under a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 travel health notice, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html.
Upon entering New York, if you are a traveler and do not have a suitable dwelling for your 14-day quarantine period, you must find appropriate accommodations at your own cost. If you are a NYS resident returning from travel and do not have appropriate accommodations for quarantine, please call your local health department: www.health.ny.gov/contact/contact_information/. For guidance on how to quarantine safely, visit: https://ny.gov/traveladvisory
Updated October 20, 2020
The following states and territories meet the criteria for required quarantine:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New Mexico
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
- This is based upon a seven-day rolling average, of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents.