Travelers to New York from states with high COVID-19 rates must provide info or face $2,000 fine

Travelers flying into New York from a 19-state list could face a $2,000 fine, beginning today, and it all goes back to a tracing form that's meant to keep track of travel from "hot spot" states.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2020, 10:29 AM

Updated 1,381 days ago

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Travelers flying into New York from a 19-state list could face a $2,000 fine, beginning today, and it all goes back to a tracing form that's meant to keep track of travel from "hot spot" states.
As COVID-19 infection rates surge in other parts of the U.S., New York, as well as Connecticut and New Jersey, mandated a 14-day quarantine for returning residents and travelers coming from a 19-state list.
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New York is taking the travel advisory a step further though, and beginning today, travelers landing at New York airports could face a $2,000 fine for not filling out the form.
New York officials will use that information to track travelers, and make sure they're following quarantine restrictions. New Yorkers seem to be in approval.
“I think it's great,” says Maria Del Mone, of Westchester. “I think that's the way that is preventing the spread of COVID-19. I think that's the only way to do it.”
Airlines plan to make announcements about the form. People traveling into New York not by plane will have to fill out the form online.
There is no word from New Jersey yet for plans to adopt a similar tracing protocol.


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