Editor’s Note — Coronavirus cases remain in flux. Health officials advise delaying travel if you’re not fully vaccinated and caught up on boosters. This article was last updated in its entirety on June 2.
The federal mask mandate for public transportation was struck down in April by a judge. Masks currently are not required on planes, trains or other forms of public transportation. The Department of Justice filed an appeal to the ruling in April.
Since December 6, all inbound international travelers 2 and older are required to test within one day of departure for the United States, regardless of vaccination status. This does not affect US domestic travel.
The city’s Key to NYC requirements lifted on March 7.
Proof of vaccination is no longer required for patrons of the city’s indoor dining, fitness and entertainment venues.
What’s on offer
This is the ultimate city break. New York has the greatest city skyline in the world; culture from the Guggenheim to MoMA; spectacular food from Chinese delicacies in Flushing to Italian delights in the Bronx; and the green sweep of Central Park to the busy Lower East Side.
Who can go
US citizens or lawful permanent residents do not need vaccines to return to the United States.
Unvaccinated travelers from abroad are no longer allowed to enter the United States, with limited exceptions. Among those exceptions are unvaccinated children younger than 18.
New York doesn’t have any restrictions on domestic travelers.
What are the restrictions?
Every air traveler entering the United States needs a negative Covid-19 test result. Passengers are required to get a viral test within one day before their flight to the United States departs and to provide documentation of their lab results or documentation of having recovered from Covid-19.
What’s the Covid situation?
What can visitors expect?
• Staten Island Ferry, St. George Terminal on Staten Island (next to the North Shore Esplanade exit)
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Forrest Brown, Marnie Hunter, Joe Minihane, Julia Buckley and Kristina Sgueglia have contributed to this report.