Proof of vaccination in New York
Proof of vaccination is required in New York. You must be able to demonstrate that you have been vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine to access indoor entertainment. This includes all indoor New York locations such as restaurants, bars, museums, attractions, theaters, and sports arenas. The rule applies to everyone aged 12 years and older.
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How can you show proof of vaccination in New York?
You can show proof of vaccination at the door or when asked. You can demonstrate this digitally or on paper. It doesn’t matter how you show it, as long as the proof is issued by an official body. The International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate is accepted. You can also request a print certificate to be posted to you. Always check with your airline what proof of vaccination they accept. Your full name, date of birth, type of vaccine, date and country of vaccination must be on the documentation. It is also important that you always bring an ID with you that corresponds to the information on the vaccination certificate.
Which vaccine is approved?
All WHO-approved vaccines are accepted in New York. These are Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm-BBIBP, and Sinovac. A “mix-and-match” combination is also allowed.
Kids in New York
If you are in New York with children younger than 12, it is mandatory for them to wear a mask, since they are not vaccinated. For some activities, such as a Broadway show, proof of a negative test is required. Testing in New York is easy and free. Proof of vaccination is required for anyone that’s 12 years and older.
Unvaccinated children between 12 and 17 years
Children between the ages of 12 and 17 who have not been vaccinated are allowed to fly to the United States with a negative test certificate. In New York, different rules apply to children between the ages of 12 and 17. From 12 years and older it is mandatory to show proof of vaccination for all indoor locations. Keep these different rules in mind.