Coronavirus Resources for Travelers
As New York State moves through its phased reopening of businesses by industry and region, please check with venues and attractions for information on openings, capacity, and available amenities before making plans. For more information on the New York Forward business reopening plan, visit forward.ny.gov.
Preventing the spread of coronavirus is important. Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring any individual within the state who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place or business and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles. The New York State Department of Health advises all people in New York to keep at least 6 feet distance from others when in public.
Please note New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut have implemented a tri-state travel advisory that requires any individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. More information on the advisory, including the daily updated list of which states the travel advisory applies to, can be found here.
We continue to monitor the situation and will provide tourism-related updates. Travelers are encouraged to visit the New York State Department of Health website. You can also sign up for coronavirus updates from Governor Cuomo.
If you have a business that has been impacted by coronavirus, please visit Empire State Development for information on available resources.
- Hotels, marinas, campgrounds, and RV parks are open statewide.
- Public and private beaches statewide are allowed to operate with restrictions on capacity.
- Outdoor pools in State Parks across NYS will open for July 4th weekend at reduced capacity with social distancing guidelines in place
- There are a number of low-risk, outdoor recreational activities that are permitted statewide as long as social distancing and disinfecting procedures are followed including, drive-in theaters, tennis, golf, ziplining, ropes courses, and rental of non-motorized watercraft. For a full list, please refer to the following guidance found here.
- Horse racing and car racing tracks statewide are allowed to operate without fans.
- For regions in Phase Three of reopening, outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars is permitted, however restaurants and patrons will have to follow capacity and safety guidelines. For information on phases of reopening for regions across the state and safety guidelines/restrictions, visit forward.ny.gov.
- New York City is set to move to Phase Three by Monday, July 6, allowing for the resumption of personal care services and more outdoor recreation, such as tennis and basketball. Indoor dining will not be permitted in NYC until further notice.
- For regions in Phase Four of reopening, low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment such as zoos, botanical gardens, nature parks, grounds of historic sites and cultural institutions, outdoor museums, and outdoor agritourism/agricultural demonstrations will be allowed with restrictions. There are capacity restrictions and visitors will have to follow safety guidelines. More information on that can be found here.
- For regions in Phase Four of reopening, low-risk indoor arts and entertainment such as indoor museums, historical sites, and aquariums will be allowed with restrictions. There are capacity restrictions and visitors will have to follow safety guidelines. More information on that can be found here.
- The following locations are still NOT opened or occurring throughout New York State:
- Places of public amusement (e.g., arcades, bowling alleys)
- Movie theaters
- Indoor concerts, performing arts, or other theatrical productions
- Amusement parks, water parks, and carnivals
- Outdoor concerts, or performing arts in excess of the gathering limit in effect for the particular region
- Non-essential common areas including, but not limited to, gyms, fitness centers or health clubs, saunas or steam rooms, children’s playrooms, and game rooms.
- Additional Resources
- CDC: 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus
- Local NYS County Health Departments
- NYC Department of Health
- US Travel Association - Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19)