Information updated as of July 20, 2021.
Niagara Falls USA is adhering to all COVID-19 protocol updates.
All our destination partners and businesses are taking the necessary precautions and making safety protocol changes to keep each other safe — including our locals, the hospitality and tourism community, and visitors to Niagara Falls USA. Unified in Safety is a shared commitment for all of us to stay safe and healthy, while following recommended public health guidelines. Safety is everyone's responsibility.
As of May 19, New York State adopted the CDC's "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People" for most business and public settings. Unvaccinated individuals continue to be responsible for wearing masks, in accordance with federal CDC guidance. Consistent with the State's implementation of the recent CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals. Further, the State's health guidelines continue to be in effect for large-scale indoor event venues, pre-K to grade 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and health care settings per CDC guidelines.
As of June 15, COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The State's health guidance and New York Forward industry specific guidelines—including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing—are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.
Is there a travel advisory for New York State?
The travel guidelines require all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out-of-state or another country, to take personal responsibility for compliance in the best interest of public health and safety.
As of June 25, 2021, the New York State Travel Advisory is no longer in effect. As such, travelers arriving in New York are no longer required to submit traveler health forms.
All travelers, domestic and international, should continue to follow all CDC travel requirements. Learn more here.
Which Niagara Falls hotels are open?
All hotels, motels, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts are open. Click here to find lodging that suits your needs.
New York State Park campsites, cabins and cottages are currently open. Reservations can be made in advance by calling toll free 1-800-456-CAMP or online. No walk-in stays will be accepted at this time.
Which Niagara Falls USA attractions are open?
All Niagara Falls USA attractions and activities are open, however, several are encouraging visitors to purchase and secure admission tickets online and in advance of their visit as capacity restrictions are in place. Please confirm details beforehand to ensure an enjoyable experience for all! Times and days are subject to change. Face masks may still be required!
For planning assistance while in the destination, visit the Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center, 10 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14303; open daily, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or call, 1-877 FALLS US.
Which Niagara Falls USA restaurants are open?
All restaurants and food service establishments, including food trucks and other food concessions are allowed to operate indoor and outdoor dining facilities.
Which Niagara Falls USA outdoor recreation amenities are open?
- New York State Parks: All are open, though some amenities may not be available. Click here to learn more about area parks.
- Fishing & Boating: Fishing charters have resumed tours; click here to find an operator. If you own a boat, launch ramps and marinas are open.
Can I cross the border and travel to Canada?
Yes, as of August 9, 2021, American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the U.S. and who qualify as fully vaccinated travellers, will be able to enter Canada for discretionary and non-essential travel. All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, will still require a pre-entry COVID-19 molecular test result. Learn more here.
The U.S. has extended restrictions on non-essential travel into the country from Canada at land and ferry border crossings until at least October 21, 2021.