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Adhering to State Guidelines

Travel, especially when unvaccinated, is a key contributor to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If you are able to delay travel out of the area until fully immunized that is recommended. In addition, it is important to be aware of New York State COVID-related travel guidelines, as well as those in place at your destination location, prior to travel.

DOMESTIC TRAVEL

There are generally no New York State-required quarantine, work furlough, or testing requirements for vaccinated, asymptomatic domestic travelers. If you have traveled outside of New York or the contiguous states of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Vermont, you are required to complete the NYS Department of Health Traveler Health Form.

All unvaccinated domestic 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.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

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

International travelers must comply 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 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.

Important: NY Traveler Health Form

Anyone arriving from a non-contiguous state, U.S. Territory, or international location must also complete New York’s Traveler Health Form.

Additional Quarantine Info

Ithaca College is not able to accommodate individuals who are unable to obtain testing within their own state or country prior to travel or quarantine upon arrival in the United States, if necessary. Individuals who must quarantine to satisfy the New York State Travel Advisory and must make alternative arrangements at their own cost.

Suggestions for Quarantine

For useful advice to get ready to isolate, be sure to read "Ease the Anxiety of Isolation or Quarantine by Preparing Now," a recent column by IC's director of public health emergency preparedness.