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COVID-19 Travel to New York City

Last Updated: November 3, 2020 
 
Situation Summary 

  • 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.
  • Among others, travel protocols include completion of a Traveler Health Form and observation of a 14-day quarantine for travelers from specific areas.
  • Out-of-state travelers entering New York from a state that is not a contiguous state have the option to “test out” of the 14-day quarantine with proof of two negative COVID tests, one taken within 3 days prior to arrival, another taken four days after arrival.
  • 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 from a state that is not a contiguous state or traveling from any country with a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 health notice 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.

 

14-day Travel Quarantine

  • With very limited exceptions, all individuals traveling from a state that is not a contiguous state must quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.
  • All travelers arriving into New York from any country with a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 health notice must also quarantine for 14-days upon arrival to the area.

Out-of-state travelers entering New York from a state that is not a contiguous state have the option to “test out” of the 14-day quarantine. To do so, travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 test within three days before their arrival into New York. Upon arrival, travelers must quarantine for three days. On day four, another COVID-19 test must be obtained. Travelers may exit quarantine if the results of the second test are negative. 

 

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. Starting November 4, all travelers entering New York from a state that is not a contiguous state or from any country with a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 health notice must observe a 14-day quarantine order. 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: What if I am traveling from a contiguous state or a country not having a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 health notice?
AThe travel advisory and executive orders pertaining to COVID-19 do not currently affect you. 

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.