Gov. Andrew Cuomo is inquiring airways transporting passengers from the United Kingdom to New York to involve a unfavorable Covid-19 exam in advance of boarding.
Cuomo introduced the request during a digital briefing on Monday in reaction to studies of a new mutated variant of the coronavirus that appears to be spreading promptly and has prompted new lockdowns in Britain.
Track record: At the very least 120 countries previously demand pre-flight testing. Cuomo reported a few airways — British Airways, Delta and Virgin Atlantic — fly from the U.K. to New York. Cuomo said he is scarred by the swift spread of the coronavirus from overseas this spring and does not believe in the federal governing administration to consider important action. “I believe that intuitively that it’s now here,” he claimed of the new variant. It can be previously “traveling all around the earth,” he stated. “This is yet another catastrophe waiting around to come about.”
What’s subsequent: The governor claimed British Airways previously has agreed to his request and will get started requiring the pre-flight testing Tuesday. As far as the other two airlines: “If they do not concur voluntarily, then New York will pursue other options,” he said.
From New Jersey: Questioned about the difficulty through his common briefing in Trenton, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy mentioned condition officers are “in conversations with the Port Authority [of New York and New Jersey] as it relates to airports … but the message from me is never travel — to the Uk or usually.”
Carly Sitrin contributed to this report.