Traveling Safely To NYC - A Post COVID-19 Reality

Your Covid-19 Travel Assurance - All You Need to Know Before Traveling - UPDATED Feb 2023

Let’s see WHAT AN INTERNATIONAL VISITOR MUST HAVE before his/her trip to NYC/US -

Vaccination Requirements

must show proof of full vaccination to enter the United States. The following vaccines are ACCEPTED -

No partial vaccination is allowed, you must have followed all vaccination requirements.

Antibody & Previous Covid-19 recoveries do not excuse travelers from the vaccination requirement.  

This is how you will show proof of vaccination. Please make sure your documents are also available in English can be paper or digital and must be issued by an official source and include the traveler’s name – date of birth – the vaccine product & date(s) of administration for all doses received.

1. The QR code in a verifiable vaccination record links to information confirming the credential was generated from an immunization record in an official database and is protected from tampering.

2. Website: Center for Disease Control


Most countries have now REMOVED the requirement to have a negative COVID test before flying back home. 

Please note that since these are sovreign nations/international governements, we cannot verify the accuracy of the information and we highly  encourage you to double check with your own country for the latest restictions and rules before flying back home.

Where to Get a Covid Test in NYC for Visitors?

The Good News - Plenty of places to get your test throughout the 5 boroughs and the majority are free.

Covid-19 Tests are free, or almost free, for residents and Americans using their medical insurances. However, International Visitors do not have local health insurance and they might be responsible for the full price of the test if they go to certain clinics that take appointments. 

Selected Free Testing Sites are located throughout the city and do offfer free testing to all regardless of country of origin and insurance status.

Here is a list of places to get tested while in NYC –

Pharmacies such as: CVS - Walgreens - Duane Reade.

You can find free mobile testing all over the city like LabQ 


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