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Coronavirus Resources for Travelers

Updated 03/05/21

Coronavirus is still active in New York State. Wear a mask and maintain six feet of distance in public.

Below is information for those traveling to New York either domestically or internationally, as well as guidance for travelers while in the state.


A travel advisory is currently in effect in New York State.

Domestic Travelers:

  • New York State’s travel advisory requires individuals traveling to New York from non-contiguous states to quarantine for 10 days, unless: 

    • Travelers undergo COVID testing to “test out” of the mandatory quarantine 

    • Travelers have been fully vaccinated in the past 90 days. Travelers are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they receive their final vaccine dose.

International Travelers:

  • International travelers must continue to follow CDC guidance and follow additional New York State guidance. 

  • Any travelers coming to New York State from a Level 2 or higher are ordered to mandatory quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Travelers can test out of the 10-day mandatory quarantine by completing the following steps:

    • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.

    • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.

    • On day four of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.

All out-of-state travelers must complete a Traveler Health Form upon entering New York. Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $10,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Travelers coming to New York through other means of transport, including trains and cars, must fill out the form online.


Below is information on reopening venues in New York State. Participants should be aware that along with capacity limits; social distancing, face coverings and strict adherence to Department of Health guidance must be followed at each location.

As businesses and venues in New York State reopen, the following capacity limits and testing requirements apply:

  • Sports and entertainment events in major stadiums and arenas with an overall capacity of 10,000 or more people can re-open at a 10 percent capacity limit with PCR testing.

  • Beginning March 22, non-residential social gatherings may include up to 100 people indoors and 200 people outdoors. 

  • Beginning April 2, event, arts, and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity, with up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. 

    • If all attendees present proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors. 

  • NYC restaurants can have indoor dining at 35 percent capacity. Restaurants in any other part of the state can have 50 percent capacity for indoor dining.

    • Outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery are available as well.

  • Bars and restaurants are allowed to stay open until 11 p.m. daily, however must still close in-person service from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.  

  • Ski resorts can reopen with 50 percent indoor capacity.

  • Movie theaters can reopen at 25 percent capacity with no more than 50 people allowed in front of each screen and assigned seating.

  • Malls are open statewide with restrictions in NYC allowing only a 50 percent occupancy limit.

  • Casinos and video lottery terminal facilities are open statewide with a 25 percent occupancy limit.

  • Bowling alleys are allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity, with every other lane closed, and groups required to stay in the lane in which they are bowling. 

  • Museums, aquariums, and other low-risk cultural arts are allowed to reopen to the public indoors at 25 percent. Advanced tickets may be required.

  • Hotels, marinas, campgrounds, and RV parks are open statewide.

  • Indoor family entertainment centers will be able to reopen with 25 percent capacity and health protocols starting Friday, March 25.

  • Outdoor amusement parks can open with a 33 percent capacity starting Friday, April 9. 



  • A Micro-Cluster Strategy is in effect across the state, placing tighter restrictions on businesses, restaurants, and gatherings for areas where COVID-19 positive rates are high.

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