COVID travel safety information
Here’s the latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19 from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the state Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges all Americans to exercise the following safety precautions in public:
- Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other people.
- Do not gather in groups.
- Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
- Wear a cloth face covering when around others.
- Avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation that could allow contagious droplets to linger in the air.
- Avoid crowded places with many people nearby; the greater the number of individuals in an area, the greater the chances of COVID-19 spreading from person-to-person.
- Avoid close-range conversations and stay at least six feet from others.
Face covering requirements in Florida vary by location. Refer to the county-by-county links below for local safety information.
Theme Parks, Attractions
For the latest information on major theme parks and other attractions, please refer to these links:
- Disney World
- Universal Orlando
- Legoland Florida
- Busch Gardens Florida
- Sea World Florida
- Florida Attractions Association
- Beaches are open. A county-by-county list appears below.
- State, National Parks
Florida's visitor centers on I-10, I-95 and I-75 are open. The visitor center at the Capitol is closed. Rest stops along interstates remain open.
Restaurants and food establishments statewide may open at full capacity for on-premises consumption of food and beverages.
Gyms, Fitness Centers
Gyms and fitness centers statewide may operate at full capacity with appropriate social distancing and frequent sanitation. For more information, click here and here.
Retail establishments statewide may operate at full capacity.
Museums and libraries may operate at full capacity. For more information, click here and here.
Movie Theaters, Auditoriums, Bowling Alleys, Etc. Movie theaters statewide can operate at full indoor capacity. So can concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, and arcades.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
For updates and guidelines from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Florida's Turnpike is temporarily collecting tolls by electronic means only. When you come to a toll plaza, please drive through - do not stop. If you don't have a SunPass or interoperable transponder, you'll be billed through TOLL-BY-PLATE.
Click here for more information on Gov. DeSantis' reopening plan.
- For numbers of known cases of COVID-19 in Florida, the Florida Department of Health dashboard has information plotted by county.
- If you have questions about COVID-19 in Florida, go to the Department of Health website, call 1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVIDemail@example.com.
- If you have Florida travel-related questions, please send them to ContactUs@visitflorida.org.
- For details about the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association's Seal of Commitment, a standard for hospitality safety and sanitation practices, check here and here.
- Click Florida Now for live Twitter, Instagram and webcam feeds from all over the state.
Travelers should refer to the Florida Department of Health for the most up-to-date information and guidance for traveling to the state of Florida. All non-essential air travel is discouraged. The CDC has answers to important questions.
The Florida Department of Health advises all individuals who have traveled internationally to follow the CDC’s geographic risk assessment guidelines for current country-specific travel health information about COVID-19.
A No Sail Order for cruise ships went into effect on March 14. Travelers should contact their cruise line company directly for further information and continue to monitor the U.S. Dept. of State and CDC for updates.
The Florida Department of Health has issued advisories for:
- Port Everglades
- Nile River
- Other Cruise Resources:
- Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
- Florida Ports Council
Tips From the Florida Department of Health
COVID-19 can spread from person to person, like the flu, through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. People may contract COVID-19 by contaminating their hands with the virus and then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth, among other ways.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure. Most people recover from COVID-19 without needing special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, and diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The Florida Department of Health recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- Wear a cloth face covering when around others;