Coronavirus in New York

Coronavirus in New York

Currently due to the spread of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, from the 24th March the Australian Prime Minister has announced a ban on all overseas travel, with few exceptions.

Cancelling New York trip because of coronavirus

If you are afraid that you will have to cancel your trip to New York because of the coronavirus, I recommend that you include some securities. For example, when purchasing the discount passes Sightseeing Flex and Sightseeing Day Pass, you can add a cancellation insurance for a small percentage of the order amount. You can then cancel the passes free of charge. When purchasing Broadway tickets through my site you can opt for flex tickets. This allows you to cancel or rebook free of charge up to ten days before the show. For the most up-to-date information about your flights to and from New York, it is best to contact your airline.

Current status in New York (last updated on: 04-04-2020)

New York City has declared a state of emergency to manage the current situation. As a consequence large event spaces like Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall will not be hosting events in the upcoming weeks. All Broadway shows are suspended and events like parades and sporting events will be suspended or canceled. Also smaller venues, movie theatres and nightclubs must close starting Tuesday March 17. Restaurants, bars and cafes will only serve food take-out and delivery. All non-essential businesses have been closed and all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size are temporarily banned. Everyone is required to maintain a 6-foot distance from others in public until the end of April.

  • Major attractions:
    • Central Park open
    • Grand Central Station open
    • The Vessel: closed
    • Circle Line Cruises suspended
    • High Line Park closed
    • Statue of Liberty  closed
    • Empire State Building closed
    • Edge Observation Deck closed
    • 9/11 Memorial closed
    • Top of the Rock closed
    • One World Observatory closed
  • Shopping:
    • Macy’s closed
    • Woodbury Common closed
  • Hop-on Hop-off Buses:
    • Big Bus Uptown/Downtown suspended
    • Brooklyn/Harlem suspended
  • Major museums: closed
  • Sports games:
    • NBA (New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets) suspended
    • MLB (New York Yankees, New York Mets) suspended until mid May 2020
    • NHL (New York Rangers) suspended
  • Broadway musicals and other performances: suspended until 12th of April 2020
  • Public transportation: irregular
  • Boroughs and neighbourhoods:
    • Park Ave, between 28th and 34th closed for vehicles
    • Brooklyn: Bushwick Ave, Johnson to Flushing closed for vehicles
    • Queens: 34th Ave, 73rd St to 80th St closed for vehicles
    • Bronx: Grand Concourse, between E. Burnside and 184th closed for vehicles

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.

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