The world’s busiest airport is shutting down for the season on Nov. 14.
The New York Public Service announced the shutdown on Twitter, and it will be extended to Jan. 12.
If you need to make an appointment to travel to New York, you’ll need to book a flight in advance.
The New York-Newark International Airport (NY-NJ) announced the closures on its Twitter account on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
The announcement was accompanied by a message from the US Embassy in New York that the US Government would be suspending all public activities at NY-NJ and the surrounding areas for a “temporary maintenance period.”
The US Government will not be issuing any visas or allowing travelers to board or disembark at New York JFK International Airport.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also tweeted that the city will continue to operate the New Jersey Turnpike and the Queensboro Bridge for the duration of the shutdown.
“The NY State Transportation Authority has made the decision to suspend all public transportation services for the entire day,” the tweet said.
“This is in line with a number of recommendations we made last month that also included a travel ban on travelers from the Middle East, Africa and North Africa.”
The New Jersey Governor’s office said in a statement that the state was working with its federal partners to provide relief to New Yorkers impacted by the closure.
“Governor de Blasio’s office has called for a limited number of state workers and contractors to work during the temporary maintenance period,” the statement said.
There are no flights from New York airports to Newark or New Jersey City.
Newark Airport will continue operating as usual on Thursday, Nov 19.
Travelers who need to be at JFK to take advantage of the Holiday Season’s opening will have to travel the next day to the airport in Newark.
The closure comes just days after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would temporarily suspend all travel to the city due to “unprecedented” cold weather.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tweeted on Nov 15, 2018, that he will be making an announcement on Thursday that will “bring the state of New Jersey together and help our country recover.”
The announcement comes just two days after Christie announced a moratorium on New Jersey tourism, which was lifted on Nov 19 as a result of the weather.
Christie has also said he plans to ban all nonessential travel to Washington, D.C. and New York and has ordered that all federal agencies to be shut down for a period of time.
More than 80% of Americans live within a 20-mile radius of JFK International, according to the US Census Bureau.
Many New Yorkers have also reported experiencing freezing or freezing temperatures, with temperatures ranging from 0 degrees to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 37 degrees Celsius).