Coronavirus in New York

Coronavirus in New York

The situation of the coronavirus in New York is stable. This page contains up-to-date information about the COVID-19 situation and regulations in New York. Are there any possible adjustments and what should you keep in mind when visiting New York? Below you’ll find an overview of the current situation in New York.


Current status COVID-19 in New York (last updated on: May 2024)

COVID-19 is not the topic of the day in New York. The city no longer has a mask and vaccine mandate, but here and there you will see people wearing them. It is, of course, up to you if you want to wear one. New York is open, and you no longer need to be vaccinated or get tested before travelling. Also, no flights will be cancelled or attractions closed due to coronavirus.

Up to date information
General rules
Vaccination required to travel to the USA? No, COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required
COVID-19 test required to travel to the USA? No, COVID-19 test is no longer required
Public transportation Face masks are no longer required
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 dailyOpen most days, check here.
Edge Observation Deck Open daily
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Open daily
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.
Hop on Hop off Buses
Big Bus Open daily
Major Museums
MoMA Open daily
The Met Open most days
American Museum of Natural History Open daily Timed reservation required, also with a discount pass.
Guggenheim Open daily
9/11 Museum Open most days
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.
Broadway No COVID-19 requirements.
New York City Ballet No COVID-19 requirements.
The Metropolitan Opera No COVID-19 requirements.
Macy's Open
Woodbury Common Open
Empire Outlets Open
Restaurants No COVID-19 requirements.

Cancelling New York trip

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 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.

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 several 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.

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 you 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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