Traveling to New York – What about AstraZeneca, children and the COVID-19 test?

Flying to New York with AstraZeneca and COVID Test

The moment has finally arrived: from the 8th of November, you can travel to New York again. Every day I am asked questions about the AstraZeneca vaccine, traveling to New York with children and the COVID-19 test. In this blog, I answer all questions.

Last updated on: October 20th 2021

From when can you travel to New York?

UPDATE: From the 8th of November, vaccinated people can board the plane again and take a trip to New York.

What if I am vaccinated with AstraZeneca?

On October 9th 2021 the CDC in the USA announced that AstraZeneca is approved to travel to New York.

Any WHO-approved vaccine, including AstraZeneca, is allowed to visit attractions in New York City. You can go up the Empire State Building, or enjoy a musical on Broadway.

Do children up to 12 years have to be vaccinated?

Children up to the age of 12 do not need to be vaccinated to travel to the United States. A negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours prior to travel is required. Children from 2 years old are required to take a COVID-19 test.

Can children aged 12 to 17 travel to New York?

Children, from the age of 12, that are flying to New York must be able to demonstrate that they have been vaccinated and tested negative. It is still being discussed whether this age limit for mandatory vaccination will change.

Do I have to take a Covid-19 test despite being vaccinated?

Anyone traveling to New York must be fully vaccinated and have a negative COVID-19 test result that’s not older than 72 hours. Anyone 2 years and older is required to take a COVID-19 test before travel. You can take your PCR test in advance at multiple locations throughout the UK and at the airports. The prices are starting at £59.00. If you need to do a PCR test after returning to the UK, you can also book it here. Book your PCR Fit to Fly test here

Do I need to take a Covid-19 test to fly back?

Air travel in times of COVID-19 looks different. For example, you may have to be tested when you travel back to the United Kingdom. This is very easy to do in New York. Read more about flying during COVID-19 here.

How are things in New York?

Many of New York’s residents have been vaccinated. The attractions in New York are open, you can catch a sports game and see a musical on Broadway. Read more about the coronavirus in New York here.

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