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People traveling from another state or territory will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York starting April 1, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.

Though not required, the New York State Department of Health still recommends that domestic travelers quarantine as an added precaution against spreading Covid-19. All travelers must still fill out the state’s Traveler Health Form.

“New Yorkers have shown strength and perseverance throughout this entire pandemic, and it shows through the numbers that continue to decrease every day,” Cuomo said in a statement. “This is great news, but it is not an all-clear for New Yorkers to let their guard down. To beat this virus once and for all we all must continue doing what we know works to stop the spread, including wearing masks, washing our hands, and practicing social distancing.”

Quarantine requirements are still in place for all international travelers. Both domestic and international travelers must monitor any daily symptoms throughout the first 14 days of arriving in New York and immediately self-isolate and contact public health officials if symptoms arise.

When traveling, individuals must also wear a face mask, social distance, and practice regular hand washing, even if they are vaccinated.

For more information, visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.

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