Coronavirus Update and Travel Information
Updated: March 31, 2020
The Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis is evolving rapidly and impacting destinations around the globe, including Niagara Falls, NY and Niagara County. We are closely monitoring changes and developments as they occur and are regularly having conversations with leaders and experts in our industry. We will continue to share the most timely and accurate information possible.
In New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo has temporarily banned on all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason. Casinos, gyms, theaters, retail shopping malls, amusement parks and bowling alleys are closed until further notice. Bars and restaurants are closed, but takeout and/or delivery can be ordered during the period of closure. Browse a full list of dining options here. Also, all barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing salons, nail salons, hair removal services and related personal care services are closed until further notice. Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary. Additional information can be found on the NYS Department of Health website.
Canada and the United States have mutually agreed to “temporarily restrict all nonessential travel across the Canada-U.S. border. Therefore, you cannot cross any of the international bridges at this time.
Temporary Closing of Area Attractions and Events
Niagara Falls State Park is open to view Niagara Falls. All parking fees are currently waived at state, local and county parks in New York State. If you do plan on visiting, it should be for a healthy nature break only and maintain a distance of 6 feet from others. Avoid crowds and groups; if crowds form, choose a different park, trail, or return another date/time.
Several Niagara Falls USA attractions and events are either temporarily closed or postponed. If you are currently in the destination or planning for future travels, we strongly advise you to contact the business and/or organization directly for the most up-to-date information.
Hotels have been deemed essential businesses and are allowed to remain open for guests, but must follow CDC recommendations and protocols for health and safety.
- Early season camping and pavilion/shelters: All campgrounds, cabins, cottages, and pavilions/shelters are CLOSED to visitation through April 30. All visitors with reservations will be issued a full refund.
- Camping reservations and pavilion/shelter reservations: New York State has suspended all new camping, cabin and cottage and pavilion/shelter reservations for the 2020 season until further notice.
Healthy Travel Practices
- Wash hands often
- Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue
- Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick
- Stay up-to-date on vaccinations
- Avoid contact with people who are already sick
- Avoid contact with animals while traveling
- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Be aware of latest travel advisories from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention