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 April 14.
(CNN) — If you’re planning to travel to New York City, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Broadway is extending its mask mandate through the end of May, but some theaters won’t require proof of vaccination, The Broadway League announced Friday.
The owners and operators of all 41 theaters decided to extend the current mask requirement through at least May 31, CNN’s Vanessa Yurkevich reports. Many will not check vaccination status after April 30.
“Since resuming performances last fall, over 5 million attendees have seen a Broadway show, and the safety and security of our cast, crew and audience has been our top priority,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League.
“Our intention is that by maintaining strict audience masking through at least the month of May, we will continue that track record of safety for all. And of course, we urge everyone to get vaccinated.”
The Broadway League will revisit mandates for June, making a decision in May.
• Federal mask mandate
Also, the federal transportation mask mandate was extended on April 13, meaning individuals traveling aboard airplanes, trains and on public transportation in the United States will be required to wear a mask until at least May 3.
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. Some Broadway venues might stopping checking vaccination status after April 30.
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
Fully vaccinated travelers from abroad (people are not US citizens or lawful permanent residents) are now allowed entry into the United States, including New York City.
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.
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