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New York City residents can expect a travel advisory to begin Thursday for the state’s travel restrictions and air travel restrictions as the city works to prevent a coronavirus pandemic.
A list of restrictions and travel packages will be available on city.gov.
By law, the city will suspend all public travel in and out of the city by 11 p.m. on Friday and by 5 a.m on Saturday for the duration of the advisory.
The list will be updated through Friday, with the next one released at 5 a,m.
“We are taking the precautionary measures necessary to prevent the spread of the coronaviruses and coronaviral disease,” the city said in a statement.
“We will continue to monitor all areas of New York, including the air and water, to ensure that New Yorkers have the necessary precautions.”
The city’s health department said it’s also suspending all public transportation, except on public transit.
The state is also offering up to $500 vouchers to residents to buy tickets to destinations in the city that have not yet been declared off-limits.
The vouchers are limited to $250 each and are valid for two consecutive days.
Travelers with a valid city-issued travel card or card issued by the Department of Financial Services (DFS) can use the vouchers to travel between the City and State offices and within the city limits without a ticket.
A separate list of flights and other travel packages for residents will be posted at 9 a.ms.
Monday on the city’s website.
Those who do not have a valid travel card will be required to pay for a travel voucher.
Residents who have been impacted by the coronavalvirus can get assistance from the city health department or their insurance company.
Those with an existing health insurance plan can enroll in an exchange.
The city is also asking residents to check the city website for updates on any major changes.