The travel agent is responding to the removal of the mandatory quarantine for domestic travel in New York
BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) – People on the Southern Plains are beginning to take advantage of the impending repeal of the New York state rule requiring certain domestic travelers to be quarantined upon entry into the state.
Mary May of Cruise Planners in Johnson City said she expected a rush of travelers once the quarantine rule is lifted on April 1.
“There’s a storm in the travel world and I’m so excited it’s coming,” May said, celebrating the change.
She has already had some people book trips for April 1st.
Southern Tier residents told 12 News that the quarantine rule was a factor in their decision not to travel.
“I would have liked to have seen a beach or somewhere. Anything warmer than here,” said Amanda Clark, who said it was “pointless” to travel during the pandemic.
After the quarantine rule was lifted, Clark said she didn’t have to worry about missing work in quarantine after the trip.
People traveling internationally still need to be quarantined when entering New York, and the state is advising local travelers to do the same.