Instead, anyone traveling to NY must have proof of a negative test within three days of arriving in the state.
The New York state government has launched an online tracker to display daily and weekly flu data and provide timely information about local, regional and statewide activity.
The original travel advisory, which the governors of New York, New Jersey and CT announced in late June, required that people coming to the region from states with a positive case rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average, must quarantine for 14 days.
The new rule applies to people from every state except New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. But New York itself is now on the brink of the threshold for that classification: As of Thursday, the state reported 9.99 new cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day rolling period. If you are a New Yorker who leaves the state for more than 24 hours, you must follow the new policy listed above.
Cuomo said enforcement would be up to NY airports and county health departments, but didn't lay out exactly how they would do so. If they test negative, they can end their quarantine. If that test comes back negative, the traveler can leave quarantine.
Earlier this year, NY grappled with one of the world's deadliest outbreaks of COVID-19, but now has one of the lowest rates of positive tests of any state in the country even as cases surge in other regions. If they are gone longer than 24 hours to non-contiguous states or in a trip overseas, then the general rules apply.
The following rules exempt essential workers and those who travel to New Jersey, Pennsylvania or CT, and they go into effect on Wednesday.
"This fall could be a one-two punch for infection as we manage the start of another flu season while working diligently to keep the Covid-19 virus at bay", Xinhua news agency quoted Governor Andrew Cuomo as saying in a statement on Friday.
The state has reported almost 47,500 positives in October, almost double about 24,500 positive tests reported in September. In April, the state recorded nearly 222,450 new positives.