Updated Domestic and International Travel Guidelines

  • Domestic Travel Requirement Change - Effective April 1, 2021

    Based on guidance recently posted to the New York State Department of Health website, “Asymptomatic travelers entering New York from another U.S. state or territory are no longer required to test or quarantine as of April 1, 2021. Quarantine, consistent with the CDC recommendations for international travel, is still recommended for domestic travelers who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 during the previous 3 months. Symptomatic travelers must immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or their healthcare providers to determine if they should seek COVID-19 testing.”
    “International travelers arriving in New York must comply with all current CDC requirements for testing and quarantine after international travel.  All travelers must complete the NYS traveler health form.
    Upon arrival in the U.S., international travelers must either quarantine for 7 days with a test 3-5 days after travel, or quarantine for the full 10 days without a test.  This requirement applies to all international travelers whether they were tested before boarding, are recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection, or are fully vaccinated. Guidance on how to quarantine can be found here.
    Upon arrival in the U.S., travelers must fill out the NYS Department of Health traveler health form to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
    For more information please visit the NYSDOH website.

    Updated International Travel Guidelines - Effective April 11, 2021

    On April 1, 2021, the District advised the school community that New York State was no longer requiring quarantine for domestic travel if asymptomatic.  Just this weekend, the state updated its travel guidelines for international travel.  Below, please find the current New York State International Travel Guidelines:

    “CDC and NYS recommends 
    delaying international travel until the traveler is fully vaccinated.

    International travelers must comply with CDC requirements, which currently include proof of negative test or recent COVID recovery in order to board airplanes headed to the US. Travelers must complete the NYS Department of Health traveler health form.

    Currently the CDC does not require quarantine, work furlough, or testing requirements for asymptomatic international travelers.

    New York follows that recommendation with the following exceptions:

    • Fully vaccinated individuals who have not recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months are recommended to get tested 3-5 days after arrival in New York from international travel.
    • All unvaccinated international travelers who have not recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months are recommended to get tested 3-5 days after arrival in New York, consider non-mandated self-quarantine (7 days if tested on day 3-5, otherwise 10 days), and avoid contact with people at higher risk for severe disease for 14 days, regardless of test result.”

    As always, before travel the District encourages the school community to check the NYS Travel Guidelines to determine how your travels may impact a student’s ability to return to school.  Should you have questions please feel free to contact the Department of Health.