People traveling to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from eight additional states will have to quarantine for 14 days upon entering, bringing the total number of states on the governors’ “travel advisory” list to 16, officials said Tuesday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced in a press release Tuesday morning that travelers coming from the following states must quarantine:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Earlier in the day, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced plans to adopt the same mandate in a bid to keep the number of novel coronavirus cases in their respective states under control.
A new set of criteria for testing travellers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic should deliver fast results and be conducted at scale with “very high rates of accuracy”, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday.
The announcement follows a new set of guidelines published by the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO), which advised governments on restarting the aviation industry while ensuring passenger safety.
The testing protocols should work according to new guidelines aiming to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions in air travel and to avoid “economic or logistical” barriers to travel, one of the world’s largest aviation associations announced this week.
The German government is preparing to welcome a fresh wave of African migrants while German citizens are banned from traveling outside Europe due to supposed concerns about coronavirus.
After over 400 migrants were allowed to disembark in Malta earlier this week, Berlin volunteered to ‘resettle’ some of them in Germany.
Officials in France, Portugal, and Luxembourg have also agreed to accept some of the Malta arrivals.
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