ApeFest will generally follow CDC, State of New York, New York City, and Pier 17 health and safety guidelines for COVID. As those guidelines change, ours may as well. We’ll announce changes on Twitter at @BoredApeYC and @YugaLabs and keep this page up-to-date. Our updated guidelines will automatically apply to ApeFest attendees.
Tested positive, had close contact, or feel sick?
Help keep your fellow apes safe! If you have ApeFest tickets but test positive, feel sick, or were in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID leading up to the event, please do not attend.
Pier 17 is an indoor/outdoor venue. The rooftop area is entirely outside and will not be enclosed, rain or shine.
At this time, we do not require a negative COVID test to attend ApeFest, though we encourage you to test prior to and during the week of the event. You can find nearby testing sites here. If you are flying in from outside of the U.S., please make sure you’re aware of CDC requirements. Currently, everyone is required to show a negative COVID test result taken no more than 1 day before travel before boarding a flight to the U.S. (There is also an option for people who have documented recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.) Up-to-date CDC rules are posted here. You should also check if your specific airline requires any testing.
At this time, we do not require proof of vaccination to attend ApeFest. However, if you are flying in from outside of the U.S., please make sure you’re aware of CDC requirements. Currently, most non-U.S. citizens must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID before flying to the U.S. from a foreign country. Up-to-date CDC rules are posted here. You should also check if your specific airline requires any vaccination. NYC-specific guidelines can be found here.
At this time, masks will be optional. We’ll have masks available at the venue for anyone who needs one.
The merch shop at ApeFest is indoors. If you want to limit the amount of time you spend indoors, please note that you will have the opportunity to purchase all ApeFest merch on the site as well. The online merch store will become available to you once your ticket is scanned for entry each day you attend ApeFest.
If adjustments need to be made to COVID-related guidelines during the event itself, please follow any instructions from staff and on informational signage.