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 5, 2023)
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. I would recommend bringing your mask everywhere, just in case you need it. Other than that, New York is open!
|Up to date information|
|Vaccination required to travel to the USA?||No, COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required|
|PCR required to fly to the USA||No, COVID-19 test is no longer required|
|Public transportation||Face masks are no longer required|
|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||Only Uptown and Downtown loops|
|MoMA||Open daily Timed reservation required, also with a discount pass.|
|The Met||Open most days|
|American Museum of Natural History||Open daily Timed reservation required, also with a discount pass.|
|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.|
|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 transport 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 coronavirus 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.
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