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COVID-19 Travel Advisory

The following guidance is current as of November 4, 2020. Travel guidance is issued by New York State and may be subject to change. Read the latest travel guidance at

All travelers to New York State from any state other than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, or country with a CDC level 2 or 3 risk are required to fill out the New York State Traveler Health Form upon arrival.

If you were out of New York State for less than 24 hours, you do not need to quarantine, but you must fill out the Traveler Health Form AND take a COVID-19 diagnostic test four days after your arrival.

If you were out of New York State for more than 24 hours, you must fill out the Traveler Health Form AND quarantine for 10 days. You may be permitted to exit quarantine early if you:

  • Take a COVID-19 test within three days prior to your arrival to New York, AND quarantine for three days following your arrival, AND take another COVID-19 test on the fourth day following your arrival. If both tests are negative, you can end quarantine.
  • While quarantining, you must remain indoors and only go outside for critical needs like medical care, including getting tested for COVID-19.

Essential workers are not required to quarantine, but must seek COVID-19 diagnostic testing on the fourth day following their arrival in New York State. Teachers, school employees and child care workers must quarantine for three days following their arrival, and get tested for COVID-19 on the fourth day.

COVID-19 testing is available at no cost to you, and is confidential and safe. To find a location near you, visit or call 212-COVID19.

NYS Traveler Health Forms
You can complete the online form

If you need support while you quarantine, the NYC Test & Trace Corps can help you to separate safely at home or in a free, private hotel. Call 1- 844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692) for more information, to request a hotel room, or if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot speak to your medical provider. Click here to learn more about the Take Care Hotels.

If you have an emergency, call 911.