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Greater Miami hotels are working to help you enjoy Miami safely when you visit.

Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport West/Doral
Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport West/Doral

Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport West/Doral

Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach
Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

Miami Airport Marriott
Miami Airport Marriott

Miami Airport Marriott

Kimpton Angler’s Hotel
Kimpton Angler’s Hotel

Kimpton Angler’s Hotel

Bayside Marketplace
Bayside Marketplace

Bayside Marketplace

The Biltmore
The Biltmore

The Biltmore

The Copper Door B&B
The Copper Door B&B

The Copper Door B&B

Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Faena Hotel Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The Gale South Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Gale South Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Gale South Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton

Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach
Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach

Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach

Hilton Miami Dadeland
Hilton Miami Dadeland

Hilton Miami Dadeland

Lincoln Road Mall
Lincoln Road Mall

Lincoln Road Mall

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

The Palms Hotel & Spa
The Palms Hotel & Spa

The Palms Hotel & Spa

Kimpton Palomar South Beach
Kimpton Palomar South Beach

Kimpton Palomar South Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami

 Royal Palm South Beach
 Royal Palm South Beach

Royal Palm South Beach

Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel South Beach
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel South Beach

Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel South Beach

THesis Hotel Miami
THesis Hotel Miami

THesis Hotel Miami

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Updated October 15, 2020

Greater Miami and Beaches Travel Information

There are currently no travel restrictions to the State of Florida. Please visit the Florida Department of Health for the most up-to-date information and guidance for traveling to the state of Florida.

If you are planning travel to Greater Miami and the Beaches, we ask that you do so responsibly and practice safety guidelines. Please reference the CDC Guidance for Travel as guidelines and restrictions for many tourism touch points continue to evolve.

Here is a complete look at Emergency Orders in Miami-Dade County as well as reopening Updates from the City of Miami and the City of Miami Beach.

There is a countywide curfew in place from midnight to 6:00 a.m. with exceptions for essential workers. All visitors to Greater Miami are asked to comply with this curfew.

Masks/Facial Coverings:

  • Masks/facial coverings are required if you are indoors.
  • Masks/facial coverings are not required for people who are outdoors if they are standing at least 10 feet apart from other people or engaged in strenuous physical activity outdoors, if social and physical distancing can be guaranteed.

Miami-Dade County is issuing mask violation citations but there is currently a state order banning fines. Fines will be collected when state officials lift the current emergency order.

Covid-19 Testing

Here is a current list of Covid testing sites in Miami-Dade County.

Confidante Hotel Pool

Hotels and pools are open and taking reservations

If you are considering travel to Greater Miami and The Beaches, make sure to learn about our Miami Shines program offering amazing deals at hotels throughout all of Greater Miami and The Beaches all summer long. Visit MiamiShines.com and get inspired to shine a little brighter with amazing getaway deals.

Visitors are advised to call their hotels and business establishments in the event of modified hours of operations or new guidelines.

Aerial view of South Beach

Greater Miami and the Beaches take the Miami Shines Pledge

The Miami Shines Pledge

Greater Miami and The Beaches is taking steps to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and keep visitors and residents healthy. Throughout various tourism touch points in the destination, partners are pledging to adhere to the highest standards for mitigation of communicable diseases to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19. The Miami Shines Pledge for Greater Miami and The Beaches is being implemented at several tourism touch points throughout the community including at Miami International Airport and PortMiami as well as local attractions, museums, hotels, retail and dining establishments. In the City of Miami Beach, officials have created the MB Standard, a program which provides decals to businesses adhering to specific guidelines identified by the City of Miami Beach.

Lighthouse Lifeguard stand on South Beach

What better place to practice social distancing than on Miami's Beaches?

Beaches are Open

While beaches are open, there are several restrictions to follow. Please adhere to new rules when enjoying beaches. For a quick reference to the new rules when visiting a public beach, read the section entitled "Beaches" on this page

Public beaches throughout Miami-Dade County are open and operating from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. under limited capacity and under certain guidelines. CDC guidelines for Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities, including beaches, must be followed. Here are just some of the guidelines visitors should know when enjoying beaches and parks in the destination:

  • Facial coverings should always be accessible and must be worn when not able to adhere to social distancing
  • Facial coverings must be worn in public restrooms and at concessions
  • Facial coverings need not be worn by children 2 years or younger nor when swimming in the ocean
  • All groups should be limited to 10 or fewer people
  • No canopies or tents
  • No dogs or pets on the beach
  • No use of exercise equipment or playgrounds
  • No use of group facilities in parks and beaches including picnic pavilions

For a complete look at new rules and guidelines while enjoying public beaches in Miami Beach, please click here.

To reference complete guidelines while enjoying public parks in the destination, please reference Miami-Dade County’s New Normal Plan.

The CDC has created a list of safety protocols when visiting public parks and beaches. Click here to reference.

Attractions, Boat Tours & Bike Rentals

Attractions, boat tours and operation of outdoor amusement and outdoor recreational facilities has resumed, with restrictions. 

Commonly used vehicles such as mopeds, motorized scooters and motorized bicycles which operate legally on roads are allowed. In addition, the hourly rental of bicycles through Citi Bike are available, with cleaning and sanitation protocols in place. For more information regarding micro mobility vehicles refer to the New Normal Handbook.

Please contact the attraction you plan to visit to understand their operational status before planning your trip.

Aerial view of Miami Beachfront Hotels

Stay at a beachfront hotel in Miami for beautiful ocean views

Hotels are Open and Taking Reservations

Hotels in Greater Miami and The Beaches are open for business however visitors are encouraged to call their hotel directly to confirm level of operation as well as specific guidelines to follow while on property. In general, here are general guidelines visitors should know when staying in a hotel or motel while in Greater Miami and The Beaches:

  • Gatherings will be limited to groups of 10 people or less; convention and meeting spaces follow social distancing guidelines and will be limited to 50 percent capacity
  • Six-foot distance between people, other than family members is recommended
  • Staff and guests must wear a mask or cloth face covering that covers the nose and the mouth when in common areas in the interior and exterior of the building
  • Staff must wear facial coverings at all times inside the facility and in common areas outside the facility
  • Until further notice no pets will be allowed in any guest rooms at any hotel other than a Service Animal as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Elevators may be used up to 50 percent capacity, with no more than 4 occupants unless they are from the same family. The distance in the elevator will be marked to organize guests to stand at 3-feet distances between occupants who are all wearing facial coverings or masks, unless traveling as a family unit
  • An employee will be present to sanitize the button panels at regular intervals, at least once per hour
  • No valet parking where onsite parking is available. When parking is unavailable, valet attendants must maintain distance and wear masks, change/sanitize gloves between each vehicle and not touch guest's luggage unless guest is physically unable to lift the luggage.

For a complete look at guidelines and regulations while staying in hotels in the Greater Miami Area, please reference Miami-Dade County’s New Normal Plan.

For residents who need temporary hotel rooms to isolate, Miami-Dade County has set up a ‘help line’. The program is open to those who test positive — or risk getting exposed in their household — to COVID-19. The number to call is 305-614-1716 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

Outdoor Oceanview dining at Carillon Hotel

Nothing beats Miami's outdoor dining options

Restaurants are Open for Business

Restaurants are permitted to offer indoor and outdoor dining at up to 100% capacity so long as they can maintain six feet distance between groups of people. Service must be done between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and midnight. Additionally, takeout and delivery services are available at restaurants throughout the destination, including after the midnight curfew.

Visit MiamiEats for access to delivery and take out menus for hundreds of restaurants across the destination.

The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC)

Banquet, Meeting and Convention Spaces

Convention and Meeting Spaces as well as Banquet Facilities can open at 50 percent capacity. Indoor consumption of food and beverages as well as live performances at these venues is allowed, with restrictions.

General Guidelines

  • Events shall be at 50 percent capacity of its legal occupancy limit per meeting space and six (6) feet spacing requirement per existing guidelines;
  • All venue seating shall comply with current social and physical distancing orders, i.e. six (6) persons per round table maximum and be at least six (6) feet apart from the back of one table’s chairs to another table’s chairs;
  • No single event shall run for longer than six (6) consecutive hours, nor have a decibel level above 90 at any given time;
  • Meeting planners or event organizers should establish an attendee roster with valid cellphone number and/or emails (for contact tracing purpose) in case of a later positive test by an attendee. Hotel will establish a contact list for all employees servicing the event as well.
  • Hotel and customer should establish at least one “Hygiene/Enforcement-compliance Ambassador” during the group event to ensure all attendees follow the required social and physical distancing guidelines herein noted.

All venues must strictly follow rules set in the New Normal Guidebook.

MBCC Ready For Events at Miami Beach the Miami Beach Convention Center

As buildings across Miami Dade County reopen at reduced capacities, the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) has developed and deployed health and safety measures to support a safe return to live events and gatherings.

MBCC Ready reopening plans detail the rigorous venue health and safety measures deployed to reduce the risk of transmission and return to live events.

Learn more about the MBCC’s Venue Measures on their website.

Entertainment Venues

Movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, and indoor amusement facilities can open at 50 percent capacity. Indoor consumption of food and beverages as well as live performances at these venues is allowed, with restrictions.

Casinos are open, with limited capacity and following the same New Normal rules they previously followed. Consumption of food and beverages can now only happen in areas designated for eating. At the gaming tables and slot machines, there will be strict prohibition of food and drinks.

All venues must strictly follow rules set in the New Normal Guidebook.

Brickell City Centre

Outdoor shopping malls and retail shops abound in Miami

Malls, Stores and Retail Shops are Open

Greater Miami and The Beaches is home to world-class shopping as well as unique small retail businesses throughout neighborhoods and the destination. Retail shops are open for business however operating under new guidelines.

Here are some of the guidelines visitors should know when visiting retail establishments within the Greater Miami area:

  • Facial coverings must be worn inside a retail establishment
  • Hand sanitizing dispensers or sanitizer available at entrances and in common areas
  • Customer queues for fitting rooms and at cashiers must be spaced out with floor markers (every 6 ft)
  • Staff and customers to be limited up to a maximum of 50 percent of mall/store occupancy
  • Signs outside and inside the elevators to limit capacity to 4 passengers, with visual markers for passengers to stand on
  • Cart handles and basket handles must be sanitized between uses by the retailer
  • Car valet services not allowed, unless self-parking is unavailable. Where self-parking is unavailable, valet may be utilized. Valet operator will step away 6 feet after opening car door (visual markers should be placed on the ground to assist). After parking, vehicle operator will switch or sanitize gloves prior to servicing the next vehicle.
  • Entry and exit points will be indicated by markers creating one-way circulation paths inside stores
  • Only the customers receiving the service may enter the shop (except for an adult accompanying a minor or someone requiring assistance)
  • For services requiring an appointment; appointments must be recorded for tracking purposes and for the notification of others that may have been present in the shop, if a positive COVID-19 case is reported
  • Customers must wait outside of the business (practicing social distancing) or in their cars until they are called for their appointment

For a complete look at guidelines when visiting retail establishments in the destination, reference the Miami-Dade County’s New Normal Plan.

Aveda Seven Seas Spa

Spa treatments are a great way to de-stress

Spa & Wellness Facilities are Ready to Pamper You

If there was ever a place that inspires wellness and pampering its Greater Miami and The Beaches! Home to world-class spas and wellness facilities, visitors can now enjoy yoga studios, gyms and spas following newly established guidelines. If you would like to visit a wellness facility, please make sure to call direct and confirm operations are open. Following is a listing of some of the new guidelines, however for a full list of guidelines at wellness facilities and spas, visit Miami-Dade County’s New Normal Plan.

  • While inside gyms and wellness facilities, people must always wear masks
  • Within the facility, a minimum of six feet (6’) distance between customers, except for families residing at that same dwelling
  • Capacity limited to 50% of building occupancy as required by law
  • As possible, install plexiglass barrier between salon chairs
  • Only the customers receiving the service may enter the shop (except for an adult accompanying a minor or someone requiring assistance)
  • All services require an appointment; appointments must be recorded for tracking purposes and for the notification of others that may have been present in the shop, if a positive COVID-19 case is reported
  • Customers must wait outside of the business (practicing social distancing) or in their cars until they are called for their appointment
  • Walk-ins are prohibited
  • Employees to always wear masks and gloves, the use of face shields is strongly encouraged
  • Employees must not share tools
  • Service Providers and Artists must wear single-use aprons
  • Any face to face service requires a face shield being worn by the groomer/ stylist (e.g., beard/mustache, eyelashes, eyebrow, facial)
  • Customers to wear face masks (coverings may be removed for a short time when necessary to perform face services as instructed by groomer/stylist)
  • Provide customers with disinfection spray to apply on entry/exit

Airplane over Miami

Miami International Airport (MIA) is open and servicing flights daily

Travel Information for Visitors to Miami

Air Travel

The U.S. government has several travel restrictions in place including suspending most inbound travel from Europe, Asia and some of Latin America. For the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions, please check with the US Department of State.

Miami International Airport remains open and servicing flights. Many carriers have begun cancelling and/or reducing service, therefore, travelers into the Greater Miami area are advised to check with their carrier to check on the status of flights.

Cruise Travel

The US Department of State has introduced new guidelines advising Americans not to travel by cruise ship. As such, major cruise lines have temporarily suspended operations while PortMiami remains operational for cargo business. For your convenience, following are some of Greater Miami's top cruise lines and their updates.

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