The World Forum - May 20th, 2024


New York eliminates quarantine for vaccinated travelers


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that domestic travelers arriving in New York are no longer required to quarantine or test out within 90 days of full vaccination.

Those who haven’t been vaccinated, those fully vaccinated more than 90 days ago, and those arriving from abroad, will continue to have to follow New York’s standard testing and quarantine policy:

Travelers need to quarantine for 10 days, or travelers need to quarantine for four days, then get tested, and are then released after getting a negative result

Travel from Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, isn’t subjected to this rule

While this quarantine requirement has been in place on paper, in reality it hasn’t been closely enforced, unlike Hawaii’s testing and quarantine policy, which is closely monitored

The 90 day restriction on vaccination is an interesting one, as it reflects that we really don’t know how long the vaccine gives you immunity. It’s also interesting to note that the new policy doesn’t explicitly state when you’re considered to be “fully” vaccinated.