Transportation & travel (including parking)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

FEDERAL TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

CDC Travel During COVID-19 cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

CDC COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

6/8/2021 Safer Travel Tips for Families with Unvaccinated Children
With Memorial Day the unofficial start of summer, vacation is on everyone’s mind. If you plan to travel with children who cannot get vaccinated at this time, follow recommendations for unvaccinated people and choose safer travel options. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance is at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-risk.html.

4/4/2021 Domestic travelers are no longer required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. State or U.S. Territory. While no longer required, the NYS Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers. All travelers must continue to fill out the New York State Traveler Health Form coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory. Individuals should continue strict adherence to all safety guidelines to stop the spread—wearing masks, socially distancing and avoiding gatherings.

4/4/2021 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for domestic and international travel for people who are fully vaccinated cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.

4/4/2021 If you travel internationally, you must follow CDC COVID-19 testing protocols to return to the U.S. and any applicable testing protocols of the destination country, but you do not need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States. cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.  

The CDC's page about travel during the pandemic cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html.

1/21/2021 The President's Executive Order regarding travel whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/21/executive-order-promoting-covid-19-safety-in-domestic-and-international-travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Surgeon General, and the National Institutes of Health have concluded that mask-wearing, physical distancing, appropriate ventilation, and timely testing can mitigate the risk of travelers spreading COVID-19.  Accordingly, to save lives and allow all Americans, including the millions of people employed in the transportation industry, to travel and work safely, it is the policy of my Administration to implement these public health measures consistent with CDC guidelines on public modes of transportation and at ports of entry to the United States.   

International Travel. Travelers seeking to enter the United States from a foreign country shall be required to produce proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test prior to entry; and required to comply with other applicable CDC guidelines concerning international travel, including recommended periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation after entry into the United States.

NEW YORK STATE TRAVEL GUIDELINES

April, 2021 NYS Travel Advisory  
coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/04/update_interim_travel_advisory_april12021.pdf

4/4/2021 Domestic travelers are no longer required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. State or U.S. Territory. While no longer required, the NYS Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers. All travelers must continue to fill out the New York State Traveler Health Form coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory. Individuals should continue strict adherence to all safety guidelines to stop the spread—wearing masks, socially distancing and avoiding gatherings.

Applies to anyone travelling into New York State forward.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory. This includes New Yorkers who have travelled to other states or countries, as well as people visiting New York. 

Essential workers continue to be exempt. Local health departments will validate tests, if necessary, and if a test comes back positive, will issue isolation orders and initiate contact tracing.

Beginning April 1, 2021 Quarantine for domestic travel to New York will no longer be required. Mandatory quarantine will remain for international travelers. The Department of Health still recommends quarantine as an added precaution, and all travelers must complete the New York State Traveler Health Form forms.ny.gov/s3/Welcome-to-New-York-State-Traveler-Health-Form.

7/24/2020 DHS Restores New York To Trusted Traveler Program, Admits False Statements In Lawsuit
July 24, 2020, npr.org, by Scott Neuman

6/30/2020 New York State employees who voluntarily travel to high-risk states will be ineligible for COVID-19 paid sick leave. (Gov. Cuomo executive order that makes New York employees who voluntarily travel to specified states after June 25 ineligible for this benefit.)

4/6/2020 U.S. Department of Tranportation policy on refunds transportation.gov/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/refunds. Experts quoted in the piece advise those with tickets to wait until a few days out from your flight to see if a cancellation triggers a refund.

3/18/2020, Nonessential travel between the United States and Canada will no longer be allowed. 5/20/2020 update: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the U.S.-Canadian border will remain closed to nonessential travel until at least June 21 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

LOCAL TRAVEL & PARKING

NYC Public transportation will keep running to get nurses, doctors, law enforcement officers, and other essential personnel where they need to go. Everyone else: If ridership decreases, schedules may be adjusted. 

8/20/2020 The Mayor signed an Executive Order requiring hotels and short-term rental companies with travelers from restricted states to fill out the NYS Traveler Health form forms.ny.gov/s3/Welcome-to-New-York-State-Traveler-Health-Form before giving access to a room. This Order goes into effect on Friday, August 21st. There will be fines issued for non-compliance. New Yorkers are also encouraged to avoid COVID-19 hotspots. Details were shared in yesterday's Mayoral Press Availability youtube.com/watch?v=scx-mkSTfIQ and an FAQ is available at  www1.nyc.gov/assets/counseltothemayor/downloads/eeo-141-faq.pdf.

7/17/2020 NEW OPEN STREETS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Hangawi Restaurant (sponsor) East 32nd St, between 5th & Madison Avenue, Manhattan. Full list www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/527-20/mayor-de-blasio-extends-popular-open-restaurants-program-october-more-locations-for.

6/14/2020 If you must use public transit, be sure to wear a mask and limit your speaking around others. Practice social distancing (6') as much as possible. Sanitize or wash your hands with soap and water at the beginning and end of your trip. Try to avoid subways and buses during rush hours. 

6/12/2020 The Governor has asked that commuters unsatisfied with bus or subway service during reopening call 511 with complaints.

5/11/2020 For-hire carpooling rides (such as Uber Pool and Lyft Line) are suspended.  

4/19/2020 Access-A-Ride Paratransit. Per the MTA’s “Essential Service Plan”, there are no shared paratransit rides in accordance with public health guidelines. You may still travel with a personal care attendant or guest. Stay home if your travel is not absolutely necessary. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are displaying flu-like symptoms, do not use Paratransit service. For more information new.mta.info/accessibility/paratransit 

How To Practice Social Distancing During Your Commute
August 6, 2020, patch.com, by EmblemHealth, Brand Partner

  • Be Prepared For Your Commute. The MTA recommends riders check the service status of their train or bus before leaving the house. When possible, adjust your travel times to avoid rush hour. 
  • Clean Your Hands. Once you reach your destination, wash your hands again thoroughly.
  • Go Contactless For Fare Payments. OMNY is the MTA's new fare payment system that allows riders to use their own contactless card or smart device to pay per ride. https://new.mta.info/system_modernization/omny
  • Wear A Mask Or Face Covering. 
  • Give Yourself Space. Try to stay at least 6 feet away from other passengers.
  • How To Ride-share Safely. The CDC recommends avoiding pooled rides or rides where multiple passengers are picked up who are not in the same household. When possible, sit in the back seat of larger vehicles so you're able to remain at least 6 feet away from the driver. 
  • Clean And Disinfect Surfaces On Shared Bikes, Scooters, Etc.
  • Stay Home If You're Sick. If you're sick, have recently visited a state with a travel advisory or have had close contact with a person with COVID-19, the CDC recommends avoiding public transpiration and staying home except to seek medical care.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Check the U.S. Department of State travel advisories before you travel internationally. The U.S. still has travel restrictions from many countries. Other countries may have travel restrictions for travelers from the United States. 

travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

 

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