NEW YORK — Travelers will be barred from traveling for over 90 days without an airline or a travel insurance policy, the New York City Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
Under the new rules, those traveling within the city limits of New York will be required to buy a travel policy and travel insurance before they can begin their trips.
The new restrictions apply to all commercial air travel and includes all commercial flights that originate in New York, according to the DOT.
The rules are part of a series of steps the DOT is taking to reduce the number of people who die while flying.
The city began issuing a blanket ban on flights originating in New England in January and has since extended the ban to the New England coast and beyond.
The ban includes flights that fly to Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the DOT said in a statement.
The new rules are a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which has affected about 30,000 people worldwide.
New York’s new restrictions are the latest in a series to be rolled out in response to coronaviruses.
In February, the federal government issued a travel advisory that would limit the number that could fly from New York to Washington, D.C. and the Virgin Islands by allowing up to 15 percent of people to travel without a ticket.
That travel ban was extended by another two weeks.