A majority of U.S. states are now on New York’s Covid travel restriction list, Cuomo says

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a daily briefing following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan in New York City, New York, July 13, 2020.

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Travelers from a majority of states and territories across the U.S. arriving in New York are now required to quarantine upon arrival amid growing coronavirus cases nationwide, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.

In a “bizarre outcome,” people traveling to New York from 43 states and territories are now ordered to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face fines, Cuomo said on a call with reporters.

The coronavirus outbreaks sweeping the nation ahead of the holiday season have grown so severe that even neighboring Connecticut and New Jersey, which were able to suppress the virus after spring peaks, are reporting spikes that would land them on the list, Cuomo said on a call with reporters.

Cuomo initially adopted the coronavirus travel advisory alongside Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in June to prevent travelers from states with growing outbreaks from spreading the virus in the tri-state area.

“There is no practical way to quarantine New York from New Jersey and Connecticut,” he said.

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