Travel enforcement operation assigned at airports will enforce quarantine restrictions
AmNews Staff Reports | 7/13/2020, 7:08 p.m.
Travel enforcement operations will commence this week at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following the state's quarantine restrictions and to help contain the rates of COVID-19 transmission in New York State.
As part of the enforcement operation, enforcement teams will be stationed at airports statewide to meet arriving aircrafts at gates and greet disembarking passengers to request proof of completion of the State Department of Health (DOH) traveler form, which is being distributed to passengers by airlines prior to, and upon boarding or disembarking flights to New York State. A new electronic version of the DOH traveler form is now also available.
State DOH has also issued an emergency health order mandating that all out-of-state travelers from 19 designated states with high COVID-19 cases complete the DOH traveler form upon entering New York. Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $2,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine.