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Travel Responsibly

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is working to make Greater Miami a safe and enjoyable destination for travelers to visit. See how our destination pledge is being implemented throughout the community.

Miami Shines Safely Destination Pledge | Travel Responsibly

Miami Shines Safely Destination Pledge | Travel Responsibly

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

MOCA
MOCA

MOCA

The Biltmore
The Biltmore

The Biltmore

Miami Seaquarium
Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium

The Stiles Hotel, South Beach
The Stiles Hotel, South Beach

The Stiles Hotel, South Beach

MIA - Miami International Airport
MIA - Miami International Airport

MIA - Miami International Airport

HistoryMiami
HistoryMiami

HistoryMiami

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

Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

Allapatah Retail Area
Allapatah Retail Area

Allapatah Retail Area

Historic Black Police Precinct Courthouse and Museum
Historic Black Police Precinct Courthouse and Museum

Historic Black Police Precinct Courthouse and Museum

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 Betsy Hotel
The Betsy Hotel

The Betsy Hotel

Clevelander South Beach Hotel and Bar
Clevelander South Beach Hotel and Bar

Clevelander South Beach Hotel and Bar

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

The Copper Door B&B

Deering Estate
Deering Estate

Deering Estate

Downtown Coral Gables
Downtown Coral Gables

Downtown Coral Gables

Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport

Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport

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

Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport West/Doral

Downtown Doral
Downtown Doral

Downtown Doral

Downtown Miami | Brickell
Downtown Miami | Brickell

Downtown Miami | Brickell

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 Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

PGA TOUR | Latinoamérica Shell Open
PGA TOUR | Latinoamérica Shell Open

PGA TOUR | Latinoamérica Shell Open

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

Hyatt Central Brickell
Hyatt Central Brickell

Hyatt Central Brickell

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

Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport
Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport

Residence Inn by Marriott Miami Airport

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

Rubell Museum
Rubell Museum

Rubell Museum

Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel South Beach
Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel South Beach

Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel South Beach

THesis Hotel Miami
THesis Hotel Miami

THesis Hotel Miami

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

ZooMiami
ZooMiami

ZooMiami

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Vacation Responsibly

Austin Jackson | Miami Dolphins
Austin Jackson | Miami Dolphins

Austin Jackson | Miami Dolphins

April 15, 2021

Kelly Saco | Miami Marlins
Kelly Saco | Miami Marlins

Kelly Saco | Miami Marlins

April 15, 2021

Updated July 21, 2021

Greater Miami Travel Information

If you are planning travel to Greater Miami, we ask that you do so responsibly and practice CDC safety guidelines

  • Non-U.S. travelers who have recently visited Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe (the Schengen Area) may not enter the U.S. at this time.
  • The Federal Government requires that all travelers to the U.S. produce proof of a recent negative test for COVID-19 test prior to entry and within three days before their flights.
  • The CDC is also recommending periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation after entry into the United States and that travelers get tested 3-5 days after travel.

For the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions, please check with the US Department of State and the CDC Guidance for Travel as guidelines and restrictions continue to evolve.

 

Miami-Dade County COVID Guidelines

  • There is currently no curfew in Miami-Dade County.
  • Revised Business Guidelines & Industry Recommendations are provided in the COVID Safety Guidelines, A Guidebook for Residents and Commercial Establishments which includes recommendations and best practices for Hotel and Lodging, Food and Beverage (Restaurants), Parks and Outdoor Recreation and Entertainment, and Meeting Venues.
Mask Your Face

Masks/Facial Coverings

Please be safe! Kindly wrap your face and practice social distancing when you are exploring our beautiful tropical paradise! 

  • Miami-Dade County requires key COVID safety precautions including masking, distancing, and disinfecting at all County spaces, including libraries, County parks and County buildings.
  • A federal mask mandate remains in place for public transit, Miami International Airport and PortMiami.
  • Local businesses are no longer mandated to require COVID safety precautions including masking. However, we urge our community to continue using common sense to prevent the spread of the virus and to treat those around you, particularly in public spaces, with respect by keeping your mask on when around those outside your household.

The GMCVB's ‘Stay Safe Wrap Your Face, Vacation Responsibly’, campaign brings awareness to the importance of mask use while enjoying the destination.  The creative marketing campaign is designed to educate visitors on the use of masks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, prioritizing COVID safety by stressing to visitors that to vacation responsibly, you must wear protection.

#StaySafeWrapYourFace
Vacation Responsibly
 
Miami Shines Destination Pledge Logo

 

The Greater Miami Destination Pledge

Greater Miami 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 Greater Miami Destination Pledge 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.

#MiamiShines  #TravelResponsibly

Under new Covid Safety Guidelines, visitors are encouraged to practice the following while enjoying beaches, parks, and recreation facilities:

It’s up to all of us to protect our families, our neighbors, our businesses and our community. Together, we can adapt so that Miami-Dade continues to thrive. #WeCanWeWill

Confidante Hotel Pool

Hotels and pools are open and taking reservations

If you are considering travel to Greater Miami, make sure to learn about our Miami Shines program offering amazing deals at hotels throughout all of Greater Miami 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.

Lighthouse Lifeguard stand on South Beach

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

Beaches, Parks & Outdoor Recreations

Under new Covid Safety Guidelines here are some recommended guideline's for visitors enjoying beaches, parks, and recreation facilities: 

  • Wear facial coverings when in public except when doing activities that may get your mask wet or engaging in strenuous activities.
  • Limit group size to safely accomplish six feet social distancing at any time.
  • Social distancing policies (facial coverings, hand hygiene, six feet of social distancing) are recommended while enjoying the following activities/amenities:
    • Fitness courts, practice facilities and organized group activities and athletics
    • Individual instruction, team instruction and competitions
    • Fishing
    • Picnic and shelter areas, and playgrounds
    • Clubhouses & locker rooms

Aerial view of Miami Beachfront Hotels

Stay at a beachfront hotel in Miami for beautiful ocean views

Hotels are Open

Hotels in Greater Miami 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.

Under new Covid Safety Guidelines, hotels are encouraged to do the following:

  • Minimize shared touch surfaces such as kiosks, tablets, pens, credit cards, receipts, and keys.
  • Make guest room service, laundry and dry-cleaning services, and amenity deliveries available using contactless pick-up and delivery protocols.
  • Remove or limit paper amenities in guest rooms and supplement with digital material or make materials available upon request.
  • Valets should be provided with hand sanitizer and should use sanitizer before and after parking vehicles. 

Outdoor Oceanview dining at Carillon Hotel

Nothing beats Miami's outdoor dining options

Restaurants are Open

Restaurants are permitted to offer indoor and outdoor dining at up to 100% capacity.

Under New Covid Safety Guidelines restaurants are encouraged to do the following:

  • Encourage no more than six people per table or up to 10 form the same household.
  • Offer takeout and delivery services.
  • Offer a QR code to view menus digitally and touchless payment options.

Visit MiamiEats for access to delivery and take out menus for hundreds of restaurants across Greater Miami.

The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC)

Banquet, Meeting and Convention Spaces

Convention and Meeting Spaces as well as Banquet Facilities are fully open and indoor consumption of food and beverages as well as live performances at these venues is allowed.

Under new Covid Safety Guidelines, all venues are encouraged to do the following:

  • Encourage event attendees to wear a face-covering while on the premises.
  • Venue seating should follow social and physical distancing.
  • Establish staggered entry times to minimize overlap and congregating of patrons at checkpoints (i.e. access points, security checkpoints, admission areas, turnstiles, concession areas).
  • For venues hosting multiple events, there should be established staggered event times to minimize patrons from different events congregating with one another.
  • Offer assigned seating areas to maintain physical distancing of at least six feet between members of different groups.

Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Convention Center are Fully Open for Business

The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) has developed and deployed health and safety measures to support safe live events and gatherings.

MBCC Ready 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 are open. Indoor consumption of food and beverages as well as live performances at these venues is allowed, with restrictions.

Under new Covid Safety Guidelines, all venues are encouraged to do the following:

  • Designate personnel to facilitate orderly screening at entry into the venue and monitor and maintain social distancing. 
  • Offer clearly identified assigned seats.
  • Offer staggered seating to ensure proper social distancing. 
  • Open aisle-seats and space around aisles and pathways to promote proper social-distancing.
  • Offer app-based ordering to minimize congestion at concession and merchandise areas.

Brickell City Centre

Outdoor shopping malls and retail shops abound in Miami

Malls, Stores and Retail Shops are Open

Greater Miami is home to world-class shopping as well as unique small retail businesses throughout neighborhoods and the destination.

Under new Covid Safety Guidelines, retail establishments are encouraged to do the following:

  • Promote use of facial coverings inside a retail establishment.
  • Make hand sanitizing dispensers or sanitizer available at entrances and in common areas.
  • Space out cashiers with floor markers (every six feet).
  • Create and indicate one-way circulation paths inside stores as well as entry and exit points.
  • Offer use of home delivery, curbside pickup, or “appointment only shopping” for customers.
  • Consider special store hours for seniors and vulnerable guests.
  • Steam to sanitize items that have been tried on or returned by customers.

Aveda Seven Seas Spa

Spa treatments are a great way to de-stress

Spa's, Gyms & Wellness Facilities

If there was ever a place that inspires wellness and pampering its Greater Miami! 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.

Under new Covid Safety Guidelines gyms, studios, and fitness centers are encouraged to establish the following:

  • Encourage outdoor exercise, classes, sessions, etc. where possible, so long as appropriate physical distancing is always maintained, and any equipment used is sanitized after each use.
  • Personal trainers should maintain 6 feet of distance from clients to the extent possible and should minimize any prolonged close contact.
  • Require customers to sign up for classes in advance.
  • Schedule 30-minute windows between classes to allow for thorough cleaning and appropriate ventilation of the fitness room, and to discourage congestion.
  • Clearly designate staff responsible for sanitizing, cleaning, and supervision during each shift.
  • Close or mark lockers to enforce 6 feet social distancing, especially in locker rooms.
  • Lockers should be sanitized after each use.
  • Gyms should provide sanitizing wipes near the lockers or in the locker room.
  • Make it possible to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet for all individuals in shower and locker room areas.
  • Consider setting aside specific hours of operation exclusively for vulnerable populations. 

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.

For the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions, please check with the US Department of State and the CDC Guidance for Travel as guidelines and restrictions continue to evolve.

  • Non-U.S. travelers who have recently visited Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe (the Schengen Area) may not enter the U.S. at this time.
  • The Federal Government requires that all travelers to the U.S. produce proof of a recent negative test for COVID-19 test prior to entry and within three days before their flights.
  • The CDC is also recommending periods of self-quarantine or self-isolation after entry into the United States and that travelers get tested 3-5 days after travel.

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.

CDC Travel Requirements

  • All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
  • Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

Cruise Travel

The CDC has issued a No Sail Order for Cruise Ships. As such, major cruise lines have 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.

Public Transportation

Masks are always mandatory and to be worn on all public transportation.

General Information Sites

Warning flags on South Beach lifeguard stand
Warning flags can be seen on lifeguard stands

Hurricane Preparedness and Resources

The 2021 hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November 30.

  • Find out if you are located in a Hurricane Evacuation Zone, and use our 10-step checklist to make sure you are prepared:
  • Download the Ready Miami-Dade (Ready MDC) mobile application from the County's Office of Emergency Management, available via Google Play and the App Store store.

Additional Resources:

Miami-Dade County Hurricane Guide

Miami-Dade County Emergency Evacuations

Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP)

Miami Beach Hurricane Evacuation Pick-Up Points

City of Miami Beach Emergency Preparedness

Stay Connected and Informed: