Most tourists coming to New York State will have to have a negative Covid-19 test three days before starting their trip to the state, Cuomo said.
This policy does not apply to travel between New York and neighboring states of Connecticut, New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
On arrival in New York, tourists are quarantined for three days before another inspection. If the second test is negative, the traveler will no longer be asked to quarantine.
The new policy also says any New Yorker who travels outside of the state for more than 24 hours must follow a similar process.
A New York resident who leaves the state in less than 24 hours will only have to take a second test.
The overall coronavirus positive rate in New York on Saturday was 1.49%, down from 1.53% the previous day.
“As with everything, context is key: Cases are on the rise across the country and across the globe,” Cuomo said in a statement. “In the split seas and chaotic COVID seas, our national ship is sailing smoothly. However, the world is in trouble. So New Yorkers should be very proud of their place. me, but we also need to be vigilant. “