Arrival Procedures

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry to the United Nations premises. All visitors are required to wear a mask during the Guided Tour.

All visitors 18 years and older (and unaccompanied children 12 years and older) are required to present a valid government-issued photo identification issued by a Member State or a Non-Member Observer State of the United Nations to enter UN Headquarters. The photo identification must be original (no photographs or photocopies accepted), in Latin/Roman characters, and may include:

  • Passport
  • Driver's license
  • National identity card
  • IDNYC Card

All visitors to United Nations Headquarters require a UN security pass to enter the United Nations building. This security pass must be obtained at the Visitor Check-in Office.

  • To access the UN Headquarters, please make sure to bring a printout of your ticket confirmation, the electronic ticket visible on your mobile, or a screenshot of the ticket.
  • Start your visit at the  Visitor  Check-in Office  (801 1st Avenue at 45th  Street, across the street from the UN Visitors Entrance).  Plan to arrive 60 minutes before your tour. After receiving your security pass/wrist band, proceed across the street to the United Nations Visitors Entrance (46th Street and 1st Avenue) for security screening and access to UN Headquarters.
  • We're dedicated to providing a positive experience for all customers. Please email us if you have a hearing, vision, cognitive or developmental disability before coming to the UN.