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

Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Kimpton EPIC Hotel

Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach
Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach

Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Kimpton Palomar South Beach
Kimpton Palomar South Beach

Kimpton Palomar South Beach

 Royal Palm South Beach
 Royal Palm South Beach

Royal Palm South Beach

Kimpton Surcomber Hotel South Beach
Kimpton Surcomber Hotel South Beach

Kimpton Surcomber Hotel South Beach

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

Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach

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Updated July 20, 2020

Miami and Beaches Travel Information

As the number of COVID-19 cases remain a concern in the State of Florida, guidelines and restrictions for many tourism touch points continue to evolve.

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 here.

Confidante Hotel Pool
Miami's hotels and pools are open and taking reservations

Currently, while hotels and hotel pools are open and taking reservations in Miami-Dade County, restaurants are only allowed to service outside dining, and it must be done between the curfew hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Interior dining rooms are closed as of Thursday, July 9. Takeout and delivery services are available throughout restaurants in the destination including after the 10:00 p.m. curfew. Please contact the restaurant you plan to visit in order to fully understand their status. If looking for takeout or delivery, a great resource is the Miami Eats website – it offers a comprehensive look at takeout and delivery options throughout Greater Miami and the Beaches.

In addition, ballrooms, banquet facilities and party venues are closed as of Thursday July 9. Many attractions and venues are also closed – please contact the attraction you plan to visit to understand their operational status before planning your trip. For a detailed look at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Order, please visit the website.

South Beach Jetty
Safely enjoy a day on one of Miami's Beaches

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.

Here is a complete look at Emergency Orders in Miami-Dade County.

Currently, there is a 10:00 pm – 6:00 am countywide curfew in place with exceptions for essential workers. All visitors to Greater Miami are asked to comply with this curfew. Additionally, the City of Miami Beach has updated its Emergency Order to close and prohibit all short-term rentals in the city and effective July 18, has established a 10PM curfew in the South Beach Entertainment District.

While visiting the City of Miami and the City of Miami Beach it is required that everyone wear a "facial covering" at all time while in public. There are a few exceptions including for people two years of age and under. Visitors may reference the City of Miami Executive Order and City of Miami Beach COVID-19 pages for full details.

Anyone in Miami-Dade County who is not following New Normal rules faces a civil offense, punishable with a $100 fine. With this new ordinance, individuals are now subject to citation. Anyone who does not comply with the New Normal Guidelines can now be cited by MDPD or by Miami-Dade Code Enforcement, both of which have the authority to issue tickets with fines of up to $100. Individuals who are unable to pay the fine will be subject to community service.

In the City of Miami Beach, Police and Code Officers will be giving out $50 civil citations for anyone not wearing a facial covering while in a public place or space.

Additionally, the City of Miami Beach has updated its Emergency Order to close and prohibit all short-term rentals in the city.

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. Learn more about MB Standard businesses in Miami Beach.

Lighthouse Lifeguard stand on South Beach
What better place to practice social distancing than on Miami's Beaches?

Miami's Beaches are open

Public beaches throughout Miami-Dade County reopened Tuesday, July 7, following a temporary closure during the 4th of July weekend. While open, the beaches are operating under limited capacity and under certain guidelines. Here are some of the guidelines visitors should know when enjoying beaches and parks in the destination:

  • Facial coverings should be accessible at all times and must be worn when not able to adhere to 6 feet of social distancing
  • Facial coverings must be worn in public restrooms
  • Facial coverings need not be worn by children 2 years or younger nor when swimming in the ocean
  • Social distancing of 6 feet must be adhered unless groups consists of family members
  • 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 page 20 of 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.

Aerial view of Miami Beachfront Hotels
Stay at a beachfront hotel in Miami for beautiful ocean views

Miami 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 guests luggage unless guest is physically unable to life the luggage.

For a complete look at guidelines and regulations while staying in hotels in the Greater Miami Area, please reference page 67 of 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 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

Outdoor Oceanview dining at Carillon Hotel
Nothing beats Miami's outdoor dining options

Miami Restaurants are Open for Outdoor dining and Takeout/Delivery

All interior restaurant dining rooms in Miami-Dade County are closed as of Thursday, July 9, however there are exceptions for outdoor dining curfew hours of 6:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m. Takeout and delivery are available throughout Greater Miami, including after curfew hours. Visit MiamiEats for access to delivery and take out menus for hundreds of restaurants across the destination.

Brickell City Centre
Outdoor shopping malls and retail shops abound in Miami

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 guideline’s 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 page 37 of Miami-Dade County’s New Normal Plan.

Aveda Seven Seas Spa
Spa treatments are a great way to detress

Miami's 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 visit of guidelines at wellness facilities and spas, visit Miami-Dade County’s New Normal Plan and reference pages 53 and 94.

  • While inside gyms and wellness facilities, people must wear masks at all times
  • Within the facility, a minimum of ten feet (10’) 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 wear masks and gloves at all times, 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
MIA Besame Mucho art
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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