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Note: All destinations and suppliers have their own rules related to COVID-19. While we try to assist you in understanding these requirements, you are responsible for understanding these requirements and must not rely on any representations made by STA. Should you be denied entry to any destination, activity, venue, etc., we shall not be responsible for any such denial, or any cost associated therewith. This information is fluid and these mandates/restrictions may be updated by NYC at anytime.
Page Updated: 11/23/2021

 

 

NYC VACCINATION GUIDELINES

Vaccination Proof for Indoor Activities required
As of August 17, people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for:

Indoor Dining: Includes restaurants, catering halls, event spaces, hotel banquet rooms, coffee shops and fast food or quick service with indoor dining
Indoor Fitness: Includes gyms, fitness centers, fitness classes, pools, indoor studios and dance studios
Indoor Entertainment: Includes movie theaters, music and concert venues, museums, aquariums and zoos, professional sports arenas, indoor stadiums, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, pool and recreational game centers

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can we find updated official statements from NYC?
If the traveler selects to not be vaccinated based on the NYC guidelines, will there be a refund?

Our TripCARE FAQ's communicate refund information and can be found on the STA website by clicking on TripCARE.

Do students need to have state ID’s or passports?

Students may show a school ID if they do not have a state ID or passport.

How do travelers show proof of vaccination?

Eligible proof of vaccination includes the NYC COVID Safe App, or a photo or hard copy of a CDC vaccination card or official vaccine record. You may attach the card to the medical release form.

What are the guidelines for travelers turning 12 on the trip?

The student will follow the vaccination guidelines for people 12 and older.

Under NYC’s mandate, am I required to be *fully vaccinated?

While Key to NYC does not require full vaccination, Broadway’s policy requires visitors to be fully vaccinated. If attending a Broadway play, participants will be expected to follow Broadway’s guidelines.

*“Fully vaccinated” means on the date of the performance a guest is at least 14 days after their second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccine OR at least 14 days after their single dose of an approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

What is the recommended timing for a traveler to be vaccinated to travel?

Travelers must meet vaccination guidelines at least 14 days prior to their trip date.

What if the vaccine timing for a traveler will not allow them to be fully vaccinated by the departure date?

Our TripCARE FAQ’s communicate refund information and can be found on the STA website by clicking on TripCARE.

I have a medical condition; will I be allowed to travel if I present a negative COVID test in lieu of being vaccinated?

While Broadway is allowing for medical exceptions to the mandate, New York City's Key to NYC is not allowing any exception in the form of a negative COVID-19 test, or otherwise, for indoor activities, such as dining or museum attractions. Travelers must meet NYC's mandate to visit New York City.