NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: A man looks out at the Manhattan skyline in a Brooklyn neighborhood on September 29, 2020 in New York City. New York City faces a severe financial crisis as unemployment has risen to 16% and thousands of wealthy residents who make up a vital tax base have fled the city. New York City lost 24,000 residents to Coved-19, more than any other city in America and one of the highest metropolitan losses in the world. Vital sectors like tourism, retail and cultural activities are still struggling as the city attempts to get past the epidemic. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Editor’s Note: Coronavirus cases remain in flux. Health officials advise delaying travel if you’re not fully vaccinated and caught up on boosters. This article was last updated on September 21.

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If you’re planning to travel to New York City, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect regarding Covid-19 if you want to visit.

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New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced September 7 that face masks are now optional in multiple settings where they were previously required.

For tourists visiting New York City, that includes:

• Public transportation (such as subways and buses)
• For-hire vehicles (such as taxis, limos and Uber rides)
• Airports