New York City is arguably one of the best cities in the world with incredible views and an abundance of places, sites and cuisines to explore. This year, The Big Apple took a hard hit from COVID-19, but has shown it’s resilience and bounced back.
Thanks to New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, strict lockdown restrictions were put into place and NYC was able to stabilize its positive COVID-19 cases.
Many are looking to travel to the city that never sleeps, but there are key guidelines to know before planning your trip.
Here are the most updated COVID-19 entry requirements for those traveling to NYC.
Currently, travelers coming from Brazil, China, Iran, Ireland, the UK and the EU are not allowed to enter NYC.
Travelers do not have to present negative test results upon arriving. If you would like to get tested, there are tested sites at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens and Newark International Airport in New Jersey. Test results are usually available within 2-5 days.
If you’re traveling from a country with a Level 2 or Level 3 health notice, you will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days when arriving in NYC.
There are countries exempt from the quarantine rule, which are:
Isle of Man
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
If you’re coming from these states in the U.S., you must adhere to the 14-day self-quarantine when arriving in NYC:
Additionally, all travelers must have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 while in NYC.