#TRAVELCONFIDENTLY to Long Island

The state of New York no longer requires that masks be worn indoors. However, this does remain optional for each individual business, so we recommend checking for any signage upon entering a business that asks for masks to be worn indoors.  For additional information you can visit Nassau County and Suffolk County’s Covid Resource pages.

Masks requirements remain in place in high-density settings including adult care facilities, public transit and transportation hubs, trains, planes and airports. In addition, it is important to note that some of Long Island’s larger venues do require proof of vaccination or a negative PRC test for entry. Please check each venue’s website for their requirements and if you do need to present proof of vaccination, consider taking advantage of New York State’s Excelsior Pass to provide a secure, digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

If you are traveling to New York City from Long Island, there is currently a mandate that anyone over the age of 5 must show proof of vaccination to dine indoors and take part in other indoor activities, such as gyms and theatre performances. Click Here for more information on New York City’s Covid Guidelines.

Air Travel

Long Island’s regional airport, Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), is the first airport in the world to install and activate new systems to continuously sanitize air and surfaces in the airport’s facilities.  MacArthur is committed to providing the highest level of comfort and confidence. The launch of these sanitation systems will cover gate areas, the security checkpoint, ticket counters, and baggage claim.

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Long Island is also easily accessed via LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), both of which were among the first to earn Health and Safety accreditations from the world’s leading airport trade organization, Airports Council International. They have also earned a GBAC STAR accreditation, which is considered the gold standard in infectious disease prevention, from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association.

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Lodging

Our accommodation partners have taken additional measures to ensure guests a worry-free stay with rigorous cleaning and disinfecting, and many have also taken Discover Long Island’s ‘Be Safe Pledge’. You can find a full list of those partners here.


Dining & Restaurants

While all restaurants are open for on-premises dining at 100% capacity indoors and outdoors, many are still serving up curbside pick-up, delivery, and dock-side options for those that would prefer to have an at-home experience. Click here for an interactive restaurant guide.

Be sure to share your #DineonLI experience for a chance to be featured on Discover Long Island’s social media channels. We can’t wait to see where your Long Island adventures lead you!

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Beaches

With 120-miles of pristine coastline, its no wonder that visitors flock from all over the world to enjoy New York City’s Beachfront Backyard- Long Island. State Parks are currently open to the public, while various Town beaches remain open to residents only. For a more private and exclusive beach experience the hotels listed within our guide offer easy access to top beaches across the island.


Vineyards

Long Island Wine Country is home to over 60 award-winning vineyards and tasting rooms. Our vineyards are currently open for in-door and outdoor dining, tasting room experiences, take-out, and delivery services.

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Parks & Campsites

State Parks and Preserves across Long Island are open to be enjoyed while practicing CDC safety guidelines. The parks, grounds, and trails remain open during daylight hours, seven days a week. Click here for a full list of parks.

New York State Park campsites are currently open. Reservations can be made in advance by calling toll free 1-800-456-CAMP.

Take Our BeSafe Pledge

Discover Long Island’s BeSafe Pledge enlists both businesses and guests to share their commitment to abide the BeSAFE Guidelines, BeLIEVE in our Commitment to safety protocols and BeHAVE guest pledge. Businesses that take the BeSAFE pledge will have access to free downloadable signage that can be displayed to allow customers to easily recognize those businesses who are volunteering and pledging to follow safety protocols. In addition, there is free signage that allows businesses to clearly communicate the expectations of customers to ensure the safety for all patrons and employees.

 

Dr. Michele C. Reed

Official Health & Wellness Ambassador

Discover Long Island is proud to collaborate with Dr. Michele C. Reed, Long Island native and Board Certified Family Medicine Physician,  as the organization’s Official Health & Wellness Ambassador. Dr. Reed will act as an advisor on health and safety-related protocols to tourism industry leaders, provide safe travel tips to visitors and share her recommendations on how to enjoy Long Island’s tourism attractions and vast outdoor experiences.

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Dr. Michele C. Reed