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: May 20, 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|
|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.|
|PCR required to fly to the USA||Yes, COVID test is required for everyone 2 years and older. COVID test cannot be older than one day before travel.|
|Public transportation||Regular schedule. Masks are required for everyone when riding public transportation.|
|Empire State Building||Open daily|
|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.|
|Bike rentals and tours||Open|
|High Line Park||Open|
|Circle Line Cruises||Open|
|Grand Central Terminal||Open|
|9/11 Memorial||Open daily|
|Zoos & New York Aquarium||Open|
|Hop-on Hop-off Buses|
|Big Bus||Only Uptown and Downtown loops|
|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|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 for free.
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