The Adirondack Coast is so happy to see the border OPEN and we are beyond excited to welcome our neighbors to the north back to the Plattsburgh area.
Below are the steps required to enter the U.S. for fully vaccinated Americans and Canadians via a land border.
All federal border testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements ended on October 1, 2022!
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. Travelers from Canada, crossing at land borders subject to the agreement between the governments of the United States and Canada, are permitted to travel in accordance with said federal agreement and need not quarantine solely due to such federally authorized travel. Travelers flying between the US and Canada must follow the CDC guidance for international travel.
Keep up to date on New York State’s travel advisory here.
New York State guidelines state that those visitors who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks in businesses. However, if you are unvaccinated a mask is required. Please note, business owners can require masks if they choose, so it is best to have one on hand. Many businesses will notify their visitors of their regulations with specific mask signage posted on the doors or windows of their establishments.
Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
We encourage you, when possible, to still be mindful of social distancing practices, especially when unvaccinated or at events and gatherings. More CDC guidance on this topic can be found here.
Quick tip: Packing a little hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes is highly encouraged, they may come in handy!
Please be aware that the hours and offerings of our local businesses continue to change. We encourage you to check in with them beforehand, so that you have the best experience while on the #adkcoast.
We've compiled some helpful tips and links to help you make the most of your next trip to the Adirondack Coast: