COVID19 and New York City


COVID19 and New York City: This guide is intended to inform you about current protocols in NYC concerning the COVID19 pandemic. This information is updated regularly, but to be certain, visitors to New York should check this NYS Health Department link before making any travel plans.

Are travelers to NYC required to quarantine?

Domestic travelers are no longer required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. State or U.S. Territory. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers.

Are travel documents required to visit NYC?

All travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form from the New York State Department of Health.

What must you do if you’re exposed to COVID19 in NYC or before you return to NYC?

Regardless of quarantine status, all individuals exposed to COVID-19 or returning from travel must adhere to the following:

    1. Continue daily symptom monitoring through Day 14
    2. Continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings, through Day 14 (even if fully vaccinated)
    3. Must immediately self-isolate if any symptoms develop and contact the local public health authority or their healthcare provider to report this change in clinical status and determine if they should seek testing.

Is indoor dining allowed in NYC?

Indoor dining is allowed at 50% capacity. Many restaurants offer outdoor dining at higher capacity, and some require reservations to facilitate social distancing.

Are Broadway shows currently playing?

Broadway theaters are currently closed until at least Labor Day.

Are Museums open in NYC?

Museums have reopened with strict capacity restrictions. Most require pre-purchase of timed-entry tickets and temperature checks before entering the museum.

Are indoor entertainment and sports venues open in NYC?

Indoor entertainment and amusement venues are open at 33% capacity. Pre-purchased tickets and temperature checks are required.

Are masks required on the subway and buses in NYC?

Masks are required to be worn correctly covering both nose and mouth on all public transportation.

Does NYC require a vaccine passport?

While not required, New York state now offers the Excelsior Pass App which allows you to upload proof of your negative test or confirmation of your positive vaccination status.

 We hope this information regarding COVID19 and NYC has been helpful.

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