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

Flying to New York with AstraZeneca and COVID Test

Now everyone can travel to New York again. But as I continue to receive questions about the vaccine, travelling to New York with children and the COVID-19 test, in this blog, I answer all questions.

Last updated on: May 22nd 2024

When can you travel to New York?

Everyone can board the plane and take a trip to New York.

When are you fully vaccinated?

According to the United States, you are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, BIBP/Sinopharm, Novavax, or Sinovac vaccine, after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or after any “mix-and-match” combination. Know that vaccination is no longer required for travel to New York.

Do I need a booster shot for New York?

While booster doses are recommended, they are not required for travel to New York. The COVID-19 vaccination has no validity period in the United States, so your proof of vaccination will not expire. However, you no longer need to show proof of vaccination for travel to the United States.

Do children have to be vaccinated?

Just like adults, children 17 years or younger do not need to be vaccinated to travel to the United States.

Do I have to take a COVID-19 test?

It is no longer necessary to show a negative test result before departure to New York.

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

You do not need to take a Covid-19 test to fly back to the UK. In case you want to get tested in New York, this is very easy to do. Read more about testing for COVID-19 in New York here.

What if I test positive in New York?

If you test COVID-19 positive in New York, you can contact me at eric@newyork.co.uk, and I will guide you through all the steps.

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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