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New York, USA

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Coronavirus in New York

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in New York

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in USA. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to USA.

Money in New York

Currencie(s): United States dollar

  • 1 United States dollar = 0.91 €
  • 1 United States dollar = 0.81 £

Tipping: A practiced social custom in the United States. Tipping by definition is voluntary – at the discretion of the customer. In restaurants offering traditional table service, a gratuity of 15–20% of the amount of a customer’s check (before tax) is customary.

Corruption: USA has a corruption score of 29 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through USA, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, USA is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

USA is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.4 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in New York

Language(s): English

Food & Drinks in New York

3 National dishes: Apple Pie, Hamburger & Brownies.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in New York is 21.

Religion in New York

USA is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 69% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, other 10%, none 10% (2002 est.). Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in New York

Age of Consent: 16 years.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in USA since 2015.

USA scores a 2/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

National Sports in New York

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Baseball is USA their national sport.

Other practical tips for New York

Timezone: UTC-12:00 to UTC+12:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 120 V (60 Hz), Plug A / B

Weather: Currently overcast clouds, with a temperature between 6.7 and 12.2°C (44 and 54°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 7.41 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to USA.

Fly to New York, USA

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