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N.Y. to Require Covid Tests, 3-Day Quarantine for Visitors

  • Rule allows travelers to ‘test out’ of 14-day quarantine
  • Airports, local health departments to enforce guidelines
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New York State will require visitors to test negative for Covid-19 before arrival and quarantine for three days after entry before taking a second test on the fourth day, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday in a call with reporters.

The guidelines, effective Nov. 4, will replace the 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers from most of the country, based on New York’s travel advisory. It will apply to all states except for those neighboring New York, such as Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Visitors must continue to fill out a health form upon arrival.