Traveling Safely To NYC - A Post COVID-19 Reality

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

  1. Starting from May 12, 2023, the U.S. has lifted the requirement for international visitors arriving by air, land, or sea to provide evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19.
  2. From June 12, 2022 onwards, the U.S. also waived the necessity for individuals to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result upon entry.


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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Irene was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She was so knowledgeable about the area and was so patient with all our questions. We stopped to use the bathroom and we got coffee halfway through, she was so kind! It was a pleasure learning about Brooklyn from you!

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I’m the biggest fan of Fall activities, but haven’t had a chance to do anything beyond Apple Picking in NJ. I decided to take a last minute 2 day trip with a friend in Hudson Valley, but didn’t know where to start [...] Thankfully I was able to use New York Welcome to do the hard work for us [...]

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The SATC walking tour is fabulous! Our tour guide was amazing. Friendly, helpful, accommodating and so knowledgeable about the city. It was essentially 2 tours in 1. SATC and visits to historical places in the city. I give this tour 5 stars and definitely recommend. Grab your walking shoes and schedule one today!

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Our family had a wonderful experience seeing Ellis Island and Liberty Island! Irene was very knowledgeable and engaging for our three children ages 5, 9, and 12. We will definitely book again with her [...]

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We did 2 tours together with our guide Irene in one day, Hoboken and the East side. What can I say, in addition to the wonderful places, she has made everything more magical [...]

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