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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.

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

April 15, 2021

Updated May 4, 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.

New Miami-Dade County COVID Guidelines

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has issued new, streamlined required COVID safety protocols, as well as a new handbook of COVID Safety Guidlines outlining recommendations to keep residents, businesses, and visitors safe.

COVID Safety Guidelines, A Guidebook for Residents and Commercial Establishments includes recommendations and best practices for Hotel and Lodging, Food and Beverage (Restaurants), Parks and Outdoor Recreation and Entertainment, and Meeting Venues.

Miami-Dade Curfew Lifted

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has signed an amendment to Emergency Order 27-20 to lift the Countywide curfew starting Monday, April 12, 2021 at 12:01 am.

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.

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! Here are the guidelines:

  • Masks/facial coverings are required if you are indoors.
  • Masks are required on all public transportation.
  • 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.

To bring awareness to the importance of mask use while enjoying the destination, the GMCVB has launched ‘Stay Safe Wrap Your Face, Vacation Responsibly’, a creative marketing campaign designed to educate visitors on the use of masks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The concept of the campaign is to prioritize 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.

To implement this pledge to your messaging, the GMCVB Destination Pledge Toolkit is available here. It provides best practices to promote businesses as part of this initiative, encouraging partners to support the pledge through consumer and B2B messaging.

#MiamiShines  #TravelResponsibly

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.

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

Here are just some of the guideline's visitors should know when enjoying beaches, parks, and recreation facilities: 

  • Facial coverings shall be worn when in public except when doing activities that may get your mask wet or engaging in strenuous activities.
  • Group size shall not exceed the capacity to safely accomplish six feet social distancing at any time.
  • The following are open/allowed, with social distancing policies (facial coverings, hand hygiene, six feet of social distancing) in place:
    • Fishing
    • Picnic and shelter areas, and playgrounds
    • Fitness courts, practice facilities and organized group activities and athletics
    • Canopies and tents
    • Individual instruction, team instruction and competitions
    • Golf cart pairings of two riders
    • Clubhouses & locker rooms
    • Food and beverage operations  

For a complete look at new rules and guidelines while enjoying public beaches in Miami Beach, please click here or to reference complete guidelines while enjoying public parks in the destination, please reference Covid Safety Guidlines. Additionally the CDC has created a list of safety protocols when visiting both 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

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.

For a complete look at guidelines and regulations while staying in hotels in the Greater Miami Area, please reference The COVID Safety Guidelines

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 so long as they can maintain six feet distance between groups of people.

  • New Covid Safety Guidelines encourage no more than six people per table or up to 10 from the same household.
  • Takeout and delivery services are available at restaurants throughout the destination.
  • In most restaurants a QR code will be available to view menus digitally and touchless payment options may be available.

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

General Guidelines

  • All event attendees shall wear a face-covering while on the premises.
  • All venue seating shall comply with current social and physical distancing orders of six feet separation.
  • All venues shall 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.
  • Assigned seating areas will always be used to maintain physical distancing of at least six feet between members of different groups.

All venues must strictly follow rules set in the Covid Safety Guidelines.

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.

  • Designated personnel to facilitate orderly screening at entry into the venue and monitor and maintain social distancing. 
  • Assigned seats should be clearly identified.
  • Staggered seating will be available to ensure proper social distancing. 
  • Aisle-seats and space around aisles and pathways will be open as to ensure proper social-distancing.
  • App-based ordering will be available to minimize congestion at concession and merchandise areas.

All venues must follow the rules set in the Covide Safety Guidelines.

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 ar encouraged to offer the following:

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.
  • Cashiers must be spaced out with floor markers (every six feet).
  • Cart handles and basket handles must be sanitized between uses by the retailer.
  • Entry and exit points indicated to create one-way circulation paths inside stores.
  • Use of home delivery, curbside pickup, or “appointment only shopping” for customers is encouraged.
  • Special store hours for seniors and vulnerable guests may be considered.
  • Steaming to sanitize items that have been tried on or returned by customers is encouraged.

For a complete look at guidelines when visiting retail establishments in the destination, reference the new Covid Safety Guidelines.

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.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet is required for all individuals in shower and locker room areas.
  • Consider setting aside specific hours of operation exclusively for vulnerable populations.

For a complete look at guidelines for gyms, studios, and fitness centers reference the new Covid Safety Guidelines. 

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 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.

Public Transportation

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

Covid-19 Testing

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

General Information Sites

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

Hurricane Preparedness and Resources

Find out if you are located in a Hurricane Evacuation Zone, and use our 10-step checklist to make sure you are prepared: