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COVID-19 Travel to New York City

Last Updated: April 12, 2021 
 
Situation Summary 

  • As of April 10, 2021, asymptomatic travelers entering New York are no longer required to test or quarantine.
  • Symptomatic travelers must immediately self-isolate and contract the local health department or their healthcare providers to determine if they should get tested.
  • All travelers who are not fully vaccinated or who have not recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months are recommended to quarantine in accordance with CDC guidelines, get tested 3-5 days after arrival in New York, consider non-mandated self-quarantine and avoid contact with high-risk individuals for 14 days.
  • In addition, fully vaccinated international travelers who have not recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months are recommended to get tested 3-5 days after arrival in New York.
  • There is no testing recommendation for vaccinated domestic travelers.
  • All travelers must still complete the Traveler Health Form unless the traveler left New York for less than 24 hours or is coming to New York from a contiguous state (i.e., Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont).
  • For a complete list of all travel guidelines from the government of New York, including a link to the Traveler Health Form, go to https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
  • This is an evolving situation and the information contained in these FAQs is subject to change by the government. Therefore, please check the websites noted on this page for the most up-to-date information.
  • Anyone arriving to New York City needs to familiarize themselves with all travel protocols. 


Travel Forms

The government of New York is requiring that all travelers entering New York must complete the following form:

All travelers are advised to check New York’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory website for the most updated form, additional forms that may be required from time to time, and a listing of the states and countries that are impacted by the guidelines.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

This is an evolving situation and the information contained in these FAQs is subject to change by the government. Therefore, please check the websites noted on this page for the most up-to-date information.

 

Q: Are there any travel restrictions to New York?
A: New York City is welcoming tourism, while keeping its population and tourists safe. As a result, travel guidelines may be amended as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. Anyone arriving to New York City needs to familiarize themselves with all travel protocols. As of April 10, 2021, asymptomatic travelers entering New York are no longer required to test or quarantine. Symptomatic travelers must immediately self-isolate and contract the local health department or their healthcare providers to determine if they should get tested. All travelers who are not fully vaccinated or who have not recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months are recommended to quarantine in accordance with CDC guidelines, get tested 3-5 days after arrival in New York, consider non-mandated self-quarantine and avoid contact with high-risk individuals for 14 days. In addition, fully vaccinated international travelers who have not recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months are recommended to get tested 3-5 days after arrival in New York. There is no testing recommendation for vaccinated domestic travelers. Travelers must also complete the online Traveler Health Form. Travelers are advised to check the New York State COVID-19 website often, especially when making travel plans to New York and right before traveling into the Tri-State area.

Q: How will opened HGV properties operate under these travel requirements?
A: Before check-in, all incoming travelers will receive a call from the resort’s management team informing them of the requirements. If you are a traveler who is required to complete the Traveler Health Form, the property will request to see confirmation of the completed form at check-in. Responsibility to self-quarantine lies with the individual travelers. Local authorities also have been monitoring this requirement.

Q: How can travelers confirm they have completed the Traveler Health Form?
A: Travelers can confirm completion of the form by showing resort staff a screen shot of the completed form on a cellphone or a laptop.

Q: What if I refuse to complete the Traveler Health Form or show proof of having completed the form? 
APer the state of New York, the traveler will not be allowed access to the room and will be subject to a civil penalty. 

Q: How long will be COVID-19 travel requirements be in effect?
A: At this time, travel advisories and executive orders pertaining to COVID-19 do not have an expiration date. They are both currently classified as in effect. 

Q: What other travel advisories pertain to New York?
A: All travelers are advised to check the New York State COVID-19 website for additional travel advisories and updates.