Travelling to New York – What about vaccination, children and the COVID-19 test?

Flying to New York with AstraZeneca and COVID Test

Now that vaccinated people can travel to New York again, every day I am asked questions about the vaccine, traveling to New York with children and the COVID-19 test. In this blog, I answer all questions.

Last updated on: September 26, 2022

When are you fully vaccinated?

According to the United States, you are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, BIBP/Sinopharm, Novavax, or Sinovac vaccine, after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or after any “mix-and-match” combination.

Do children have to be vaccinated?

Children 17 years or younger do not need to be vaccinated to travel to the United States. Anyone 18 years and older does need to be vaccinated.

Children between 2 and 17 years old who are not FULLY vaccinated do have to get tested with a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after arrival, unless they have a proof of recovery from the past 90 days. The easiest way to do this is to bring your own self-test with you.

Do I have to take a COVID-19 test despite being vaccinated?

As of June 12, 2022, it is no longer necessary to show a negative test result before departure.

Do I need to take a Covid-19 test to fly back?

Air travel in times of COVID-19 looks different. For example, you may have to be tested when you travel back to Canada. This is very easy to do in New York. Read more about testing for COVID-19 in New York here.

What if I test positive in New York?

If you test COVID-19 positive in New York, you can contact me at [email protected], and I will guide you through all the steps.

How are things in New York?

Many of New York’s residents have been vaccinated. The attractions in New York are open, you can catch a sports game and see a musical on Broadway. Read more about the coronavirus in New York here.

From when can you travel to New York?

From the 8th of November 2021, fully vaccinated people can board the plane again and take a trip to New York.

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