Editor’s note – Cases of the coronavirus continue to rise. Health officials recommend delaying travel unless you are fully vaccinated and caught up on boosters. This article was last updated on September 21.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced on September 7 that face masks are now optional in many settings where they were required.
For tourists visiting New York City, this includes:
• Public transport (e.g. metro and bus)
• Vehicles for hire (eg taxis, limousines and Uber rides)
The city’s Key to NYC requirements were lifted on March 7.
Proof of vaccination is not required for patrons of the city’s dining, fitness and entertainment venues.
What is offered
This is the ultimate city break. New York has the largest urban skyline in the world; culture from the Guggenheim to the MoMA; Spectacular food from Chinese food in Flushing to delicious Italian in the Bronx; and the green sweep of Central Park to the busy Lower East Side.
Who can go
US citizens or legal residents do not need vaccinations to return to the United States.
New York has no restrictions for domestic travelers.
What are the restrictions?
Unincorporated travelers from abroad are no longer permitted to enter the United States, with limited exceptions. These exceptions include unvaccinated children under the age of 18.
What is the Covid situation?
• Wear a high-quality mask in all public indoors and outdoors around crowds
• Know about vaccines
• Test before and after travel or gatherings.
What can visitors expect?
Despite Broadway’s mask-optional update, owners and operators will encourage audience members to wear masks at all 41 Broadway theaters.
Masking protocols will be decided on a month-to-month basis as the league continues to monitor the science, the Broadway League said.
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Forrest Brown, Marnie Hunter, Joe Minihane, Julia Buckley and Richard Davis contributed to this report.