Coronavirus in New York

Coronavirus in New York

The situation of the coronavirus in New York is changing daily. This page contains up-to-date information about the COVID-19 situation and regulations in New York. Which sights in New York are open and what are the possible adjustments? Below you’ll find an overview of the current situation in New York.

Current status COVID-19 in New York (last updated on: June 25th 2022)

I feel like COVID-19 is not the topic of the day in New York. The city no longer has a mask and vaccine mandate, but masks are often recommended. That means that some people will wear them and others won’t, it is up to you. In public transport, everyone is officially required to wear a face mask.
I would recommend bringing your masks everywhere, just in case you need it. Other than that, New York is open!

Up to date information
General rules
Face masks Masks are mandatory in public transportation and during Broadway shows.
Vaccination required to travel to the USA? Yes, a WHO approved vaccination is required for everyone 18 years and older.
COVID-19 test required to travel to the USA? No, COVID-19 test is no longer required
Public transportation Regular schedule. Masks are required for everyone when riding public transportation.
Major attractions
Empire State Building Open daily. Timed reservation required, also with a discount pass.
Top of the Rock Open daily
One World Observatory Open daily Open most days, check here.
Edge Observation Deck Open daily
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Open. Outside areas and museum open.
Governors Island Open
Bike rentals and tours Open
Circle Line Cruises Open
9/11 Memorial Open daily
Zoos & New York Aquarium Open. Timed reservation required, also with a discount pass.
Madame Tussauds Open
THE RIDE  Masks required. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required
Hop-on Hop-off Buses
Big Bus Only Uptown and Downtown loops
Major Museums
MoMA Open daily
The Met Open most days
American Museum of Natural History Open most days Timed reservation required, also with a discount pass.
Guggenheim Open most days
9/11 Museum Open most days
Sports
MLB (New York Yankees, New York Mets) No COVID-19 requirements.
NBA (New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets) No COVID-19 requirements.
NHL (New York Rangers) No COVID-19 requirements.
NFL (New York Giants, New York Jets) No COVID-19 requirements.
Performances
Broadway Masks required.
From July 1st: Wearing a face mask is optional in the theatre.
New York City Ballet Full COVID-19 vaccination required for all. Everyone in your party needs to bring identification.
The Metropolitan Opera Full COVID-19 vaccination required for all. Everyone in your party needs to bring identification.
Shops
Macy's Open
Woodbury Common Open
Empire Outlets Open
Restaurants No COVID-19 requirements.

Cancelling New York trip because of coronavirus

If you are travelling during the travel ban period and your trip has been cancelled due to the coronavirus travel ban, you must rebook your flight and hotel. If you have booked discount passes, shows, or tours, you can contact the provider for their cancellation policy.

If you’re planning to book a trip to New York during COVID-19 but are unsure if the trip can actually take place, I recommend that you include some securities. For example, when purchasing the discount passes Sightseeing Flex and Sightseeing Day Pass, you can add cancellation insurance for a small percentage of the order amount. You can then cancel the passes free of charge. To avoid public transportation you can take a taxi service from and to JFK, Newark, and LGA airport. Reserve your transfer to New York in advance, to make sure that your preferred transfer is booked. For the most up-to-date information about your flights to and from New York, it is best to contact your airline.

More information about corona in New York

If you are in New York and you have questions about the coronavirus, call 311 from a landline. This is the general information number for the city of New York. Do you feel sick or are you worried about certain symptoms? Then contact a local doctor. Your hotel can help you with this. If you need to take a COVID-19 test in New York, you can do this at dozens of places in the city.

Do I need to get a corona test for New York?

No, it is no longer necessary to show a negative test result before departure to New York.

Can I visit attractions in New York during COVID-19?

Yes, you can! Check the up to date overview here of open attractions during the coronavirus in New York pandemic.

Am I insured if I get corona in New York?

Check the conditions of your travel and/or medical insurance before you go to see what's covered when you get corona in New York.

Do I need to quarantine during or after my New York trip?

Check with your airline if there are any quarantine regulations for New York at this moment. See the up to date coronavirus in New York information here for all info about COVID-19 in NYC.

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