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A message to our customers

Visit Buffalo Niagara continues to monitor public health advisories, policies and protocols in an effort to ensure visitors’ health and well-being — your safety is our community’s highest priority! Many of the socially-distanced diversions, virtual experiences and self-guided walking tours listed here can still be enjoyed if you’re not ready to resume in-person and group activities.

We’re ready to welcome you back whenever you are ready to start traveling again. Be well and stay healthy!

— Your Friends in Buffalo

Most businesses are back open. Restaurants are open to indoor dining, but take out is still an option. Please keep in mind that even though a business has been cleared to reopen, that business may have chosen to remain closed. Further, certain businesses such as attractions and restaurants may require the purchase of tickets or reservations in advance of your visit. It is best to call ahead or check the business website for accurate and complete information.

Mandatory Quarantine Information for out of state travel (incoming and outgoing):

For anyone coming to New York (except for neighboring states Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania), you must be tested within three days of your arrival and your test results must be negative.  Upon arrival, you will quarantine for three days, and take a test on the fourth day.  If you test positive, you must remain in quarantine.  If negative, you can end quarantine.  If you choose not to get tested prior to your arrival in New York, you must remain in quarantine for 10 days.

Enforcement of this new travel rule will be done by the Erie County Department of Health.

This new mandate also applies to any New Yorker who travels outside the state, upon their return.

Additional guidance on these restrictions from the NYS Department of Health may be found here.

In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to close all borders to non-essential travel through March 31, 2021.