Travelers from certain states landing at New York airports must now fill our a tracing form or pay a $2,000 fine. The state has implemented this rule to ensure visitors follow quarantine restrictions and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 from states where the virus is now surging. The states include Texas and Florida, where COVID-19 appears to be spreading. The advisory also includes states where their seven day average of positive tests exceeds 10%, or if the number of positive cases exceeds 10 per 100,000 residents.
New York’s contact form asks for the traveler’s birth date, phone number, email address, gender, date of arrival and method of travel into New York. Travelers are also asked whether their final destination is in New York, if their primary residence is in the state, how long they’re staying, and where they’re staying.
Governor Cuomo said that travelers coming into New York on trains and cars from impacted states must also fill out the state’s new online form.