The Guides Association of NYC, and all its members, have followed the official, evolving CDC and New York State guidance throughout this pandemic. As per updated guidance, masks are now optional on all outdoor tours. Masks may still be required in indoor portions of many tours… our guides will always comply with local rules and regulations. When in doubt, contact the individual guide for confirmation. The tour guide community has also worked to promote vaccination for all those in the tourism and hospitality industry, and we encourage visitors to get their vaccines as well.
Due to mass vaccination, successful mitigation campaigns, and the amazing work of healthcare professionals, New York now has some of the lowest COVID rates in the nation. While all guides will be happy to plan around your own personal comfort level for your tour, you can rest assured that this is the safest time since early 2020 to tour and explore New York City.