COVID Travel Advisory :: Travelers to New York from all but these 31 countries must be quarantined, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces

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NEW YORK (WABC) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that international travelers from countries considered Level 2 and 3 will be required to self-quarantine and complete a travel form upon arrival in New York. Cuomo has signed the executive order Monday in response to the CDC’s decision to cancel screening measures at airports in the face of increasing COVID-19 cases around the world.Health officials say the measure is needed for contact tracing purposes.

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“The CDC’s decision to end enhanced screening at airports, coupled with an alarming increase in cases in countries around the world, poses an increased threat to New York’s progress in the war on COVID-19,” said Governor Cuomo said. “Today’s decree will require the Department of Health to alert all travelers from any level 2 or 3 country of mandatory quarantine requirements, and will require international travelers to complete the DOH form on the travel health to facilitate the state’s contact tracing efforts and further prevent the spread of COVID-19. ”

The executive order builds on the national COVID-19 travel advisory already in place for states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of the coronavirus.

The 31 countries not subject to the governor’s decree and the mandatory quarantine requirement are listed below:

American Samoa
Anguilla
Bonaire
Brunei
Cambodia
Cayman Islands
Dominique
the falkland islands
Fiji
Guernsey
Greenland
Grenade
Isle of man
Laos
Macao SAR
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Micronesia
Montserrat
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Palau
Sept
Saint Barthélemy
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint-Eustache
Taiwan
Thailand
Timor-Leste

State health officials say the quarantine applies to anyone arriving from an area with a positive test rate greater than 10 per 100,000 population on a 7-day moving average or an area with a positive test rate. positivity of 10% or more on a 7-day moving average.

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