Greater Miami Travel Guidelines & Destination Pledge
The Greater Miami & Miami Beach 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 & Miami Beach 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.
Greater Miami & Miami Beach Travel Information
If you are planning travel to Greater Miami, we ask that you do so responsibly and practice CDC safety guidelines.
The U.S. is requiring all in-bound international passengers to test for Covid within 24 hours of departure, regardless of vaccination status. In addition, mask requirements on all domestic flights and public transportation have been extended through March 2022.
Effective December 6 the updated government guidelines require both U.S. citizens and foreign inbound travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival to the United States regardless of vaccination status. The test must be performed within one day of departure.
Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.
Exceptions to this policy include:
- Children under 18
- People medically unable to receive the vaccine
- Emergency travelers who do not have timely access to a vaccine
Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extrememly limited basis.
U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to travel but are not fully vaccinated will need to proved proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight's departure. U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents who are fully vaccinated will need to present airlines with proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-1 test three (3) days before their flight.
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.
There is currently no mask mandate in Miami-Dade County, however we do encourage you to be safe! Kindly wrap your face and practice social distancing when you are exploring our beautiful tropical paradise!
- A federal mask mandate remains in place for Miami-Dade County public transit, Miami International Airport and PortMiami.
- Local businesses and government buildings 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 encouraging to wear your mask 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.
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 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.
Restaurants are Open
Restaurants are permitted to offer indoor and outdoor dining at up to 100% capacity.
Under 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.
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.
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.
There is a COVID-19 testing and vaccine site near City Hall (first floor of the Pennsylvania Garage on 17 Street and Pennsylvania Ave.) which operates seven days a week from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. with no appointment necessary.
Travel Information for Visitors to Miami
- 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.
Some major cruise lines have reactivated operations while others remain suspended and PortMiami remains operational for cargo business. The CDC has temporarily extended the Frameword for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) through January 15, 2022.
For your convenience, following are some of Greater Miami's top cruise lines and their updates.
- Royal Caribbean Travel Update
- Carnival Cruise Lines Update
- MSC Cruise Lines Travel Update
- NCL Cruise Lines Travel Update
Masks are always mandatory and to be worn on all public transportation.
General Information Sites
Although international visitors are required to be fully vaccinated, Miami-Dade County will continue to offer free vaccination and testing sites to everyone living in or visiting our County to ensure a safe season.
- Covid Testing Sites in Miami-Dade County
- Covid-19 Vaccination Miami-Dade County
- Coronavirus Small Business Issues and Solutions Guide
- U.S. Travel Association
- Visit Florida Current Travel Safety Information
- City of Miami Beach COVID-19 Updates
- Miami-Dade County COVID-Updates
- City of Miami COVID-19 Updates
- Florida Department of Health
- CDC Situation Summary
Miami-Dade County is coordinating closely with hospital and healthcare partners, the Florida Department of Health, municipalities, and private partners including CVS and Walgreens to vaccinate members of our community against the coronavirus (COVID-19) as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Where can I get vaccinated?
Miami-Dade will be opening a limited number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments for seniors 65+ starting Friday, January 8 at 4 p.m., according to state vaccine guidelines. Check here for an available appointment.