Northlanders looking to travel to New York will need to self-quarantine for 14 days before they can enjoy the sights and sounds.  Both Minnesota and Wisconsin were just added to New York's Travel Advisory List - joining 20 other states.

According to news sources, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a travel enforcement operation would start immediately at airports across the state to "ensure travelers are following the state's quarantine restrictions and to help contain the rates of COVID-19 transmission in New York State".  The report also shares that "[t]he quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive  test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average".

Here's a list of the 22 states that New York has an active Travel Advisory on:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

Failure to keep to the mandated 14-day quarantine comes with some pretty stiff penalties.  The state governors website discloses:

"Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $2,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Airlines have all pledged to help make passengers aware of the new requirement using pre-flight emails, pre-flight announcements, in-flight announcements and other methods. Additionally, travelers coming to New York from designated states through other means of transport, including trains and cars, must fill out the DOHtraveler form online"

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