Update: New York will cancel its toothless testing and quarantine requirements for domestic travelers on 4/1. The international quarantine requirement remains in place for now, though enforcement is essentially non-existent.
Originally posted on 3/4:
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that people who are fully vaccinated no longer have to test and quarantine upon entering New York. However, the exemption only applies for 90 days after you have been fully vaccinated.
That’s the same amount of time that the CDC says you don’t need to retest after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. The CDC exempts Americans returning to the country from needing a COVID-19 test if they tested positive for COVID within the past 90 days, but they don’t yet accept vaccination to avoid needing a test.
New York’s testing and quarantine rules aren’t actually enforced, but I’d expect that we’ll see many locations around the world lift restrictions to people who are fully vaccinated. Israel is exempting their own citizens from quarantine requirements if they’re vaccinated, though they don’t trust out of country vaccination papers due to widespread fraud. Europe is also working on a vaccine passport.
That will help some countries restart their tourism industries, but with kids unable to get vaccinated, things are still a long way off from returning to normal.
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