There are currently no emergency alerts at this time.
For additional information on how COVID-19 is affecting Park operations, visit https://parks.ny.gov/
The following are frequently asked questions relating to transportation that we have received during this pandemic response:
Are the roads and bridges in NYS open?All New York State roads, bridges and tunnels are open. For current status of specific roads and bridges in New York State, please visit the 511NY.org map.
DO I HAVE TO QUARANTINE IF I COME TO NY FROM ANOTHER STATE?
On June 24, Governor Cuomo, with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut, announced a joint incoming travel advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified states. The states that meet the criteria for required quarantine and other information relating to this advisory are posted on the Department of Health website: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.
Enforcement is at the discretion of each of the three states. In New York, those violating the quarantine order could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine. A first violation could result in a $2,000 fine and a second would bring a $5,000 fine. Up to a $10,000 may be implemented for someone who causes “harm.”
This quarantine - effective midnight June 24 - applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
For more information, please see: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-governor-murphy-and-governor-lamont-announce-joint-incoming-travel-advisory-all
The Executive Order can be found here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-205-quarantine-restrictions-travelers-arriving-new-york.
All decisions regarding the screening of international passengers arriving at all airports in the United States are made by federal agencies including the CDC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is providing all necessary support for these passenger screenings at its airports and any referrals for quarantine in cooperation with state and city health authorities. For airports outside of New York City, you should check with that airport directly.
What are the quarantine regulations if I fly internationally into NY?
Regarding international air travel, we recommend you read the information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding Returning from International Travel, here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html. This CDC webpage notes that if you have traveled internationally in the past 14 days, you should stay home and monitor your health. The webpage further notes that during this 14-day period you should not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares, and to avoid contact with others.
Do I still need to stop at a tollbooth to pay tolls?Yes, cash toll collection resumed at 11:59 p.m. on June 3. For the safety of Thruway Authority personnel and the traveling public and out of an abundance of caution, emergency tolling procedures were in place from March 22 to June 3 to create appropriate social distancing for cash collection.
Can I travel to Canada?For Canadians traveling to Canada, please find updated information at https://www.canada.ca/en/border-services-agency/news/2020/03/cbsa-is-helping-canadians-get-home.html and from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html.
Non-essential travel across the US-Canadian Border from New York State is restricted.
Americans and Canadians are allowed to cross the land border to perform essential work or for other urgent reasons, only. Commercial traffic will be permitted in order to support critical supply chains.
The Canada Border Services Agency announced that as of June 8, 2020 23:59 EDT, foreign nationals who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and who do not have COVID-19 or exhibit any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or who do not have reason to believe they have COVID-19, will be exempt from the prohibition on entry to Canada if entering to be with an immediate family member for a period of at least 15 days.
Foreign nationals who are admitted into Canada pursuant to this exemption must quarantine for 14 days.
An immediate family member refers to a person’s:
a) spouse or common-law partner;
b) dependent child, as defined in section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, or a dependent child of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
c) dependent child, as defined in section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, of a dependent child referred to in paragraph (b):
d) parent or step-parent or the parent or step-parent of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
e) guardian or tutor.
All foreign nationals who have COVID-19 or exhibit any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 continue to remain prohibited from entering Canada.
This change does not apply to immediate family members of temporary residents in Canada, such as those on a student or work visa.
Are rest area facilities on highways – both NYSDOT & Thruway –open?All New York State rest areas, welcome centers, text stops and Thruway service areas are open. Wear a face mask when inside these facilities and follow social distancing guidelines.
Note that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued an executive order requiring all people in New York to wear a mask or a face covering when out in public and in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes inside rest areas, welcome centers, etc. See https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20217-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency
For current status of roads and bridges and up-to-date travel information in New York State, please visit 511NY.org or call 511.
I live in NYC. Are parking tickets being issued at this time, or do people have to continually move their car?For up-to-date information regarding alternate side parking, please visit: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-01011 and https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml.
Are ferries running?Access to public infrastructure, including public transportation such as ferry service, is considered essential to provide all citizens access to essential services. That said, please check with individual ferry operators, as service hours may have changed.
For information about the Staten Island Ferry, please see: https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/ferrybus/staten-island-ferry.shtml.
For information regarding other New York City ferries, please see: https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/ferrybus/ferintro.shtml.
For information regarding Lake Champlain Ferries, please visit: https://ferries.com/covid19.
Are PATH trains running?Train service has been deemed essential infrastructure and as such will remain active. It is recommended that people limit use of public transportation to only when absolutely necessary. Please visit https://www.panynj.gov/path/en/index.html for latest train schedules and alerts.
I don't drive. If I need to go somewhere, can I call Lyft or Uber?For-hire vehicle services are considered essential services and as such will remain active. For more information in New York City, please visit https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-03297
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