New COVID-19 Travel Advisory Guidance

Dear MCS families, 

As the Spring Recess is coming up, we wanted to inform you of the latest travel guidance from the New York State Department of Health. This way, you will be clear about what you need to do if you are traveling during break and beyond. 

Effective April 1, domestic travel restrictions will be lifted

  • No travel restrictions or need to quarantine upon returning to New York from domestic travel in the United States, regardless of where a person travels to in the US or the duration of travel.
  • Restrictions on international travel remain in effect.

Required Procedures

All travelers who go outside of NYS must complete and submit this NYS Travel Health Form and follow these procedures upon returning to NYS:

  • Continue daily symptom monitoring through Day 14.
  • Continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings, (even if fully vaccinated).
  • Must immediately self-isolate if any symptoms develop and report this change in clinical status to the local public health authority or healthcare provider to determine if testing is needed.

International Travel: To New York From Other Countries

  • Before boarding the flight, CDC guidance requires U.S. residents and visitors from other countries to show the airline either documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 3 months, or a negative test result from no more than 3 days prior to the day of travel. 
  • Vaccination status or antibody test results will not be accepted as proof of COVID-19 status prior to boarding, according to the CDC.
  • After arrival in the US, travelers must either quarantine for 7 days with a test 3-5 days after travel, or quarantine for the full 10 days without a test. This requirement applies to all international travelers whether they were tested before boarding, are recovered from a previous COVID infection, or are fully vaccinated.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools