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COVID-19 Travel Information 

Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors while taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Pledge sealVisit Lauderdale's highest priority is the safety and well-being of visitors and residents. Hotels, beaches and businesses have reopened for visitors. Wearing masks in public spaces and social distancing is required. Rules are in place to ensure Safe + Clean experiences throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) and its 31 cities. For ongoing updates, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.


Greater Fort Lauderdale COVID-19 guidelines include:

  • Social distancing - keep six feet apart from others.
  • Groups of more than 10 people, including in private homes and on beaches, are not permitted.
  • Masks are required outdoors when social distance (six feet apart) can't be maintained and when entering all buildings, at attractions, and inside hotel lobbies, stores and other public spaces. You must wear a mask when entering or when standing or walking through a restaurant (remove while eating). You may remove your mask while exercising outdoors, but you need to carry one at all times and put on when you can't maintain social distance. 
  • Wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizer and follow CDC guidelines for protecting yourself and others

Hotels (with a few exceptions) are open for all visitors. Wearing of masks is required in lobbies and all public areas. 


Short-term vacation rentals are open. Guests are limited to only to those registered. Occupancy is limited to six people or 10 from the same family group who are listed on the rental agreement. 


Greater Fort Lauderdale beaches are open.

Beach Activities Allowed:

  • Sunbathing, picnicking, sitting or lying on the beach.
  • Use of umbrellas, canopies, chairs, loungers, and coolers.
  • Walking, running, biking and other exercise activities.
  • Surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, body surfing, fishing.

Beach Activities NOT Allowed: 

  • No group or organized sports including volleyball, soccer or football.
  • No group gatherings or events of more than 10 people.
  • Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of six feet from others, including in the water, except between members of the same household or group.

Open Beach Areas in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County:

  • Dania Beach
  • Deerfield Beach 
  • Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Hillsboro Beach
  • Hollywood
  • Hollywood North Beach Park
  • Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
  • Pompano Beach

City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Parking is available at city parking garages, surface lots and on-street metered parking areas along Fort Lauderdale beach. Find a map, rates and more info here.


On-premise dining service is available at restaurants throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale with rules for 50% seating capacity in indoor dining areas. Many area restaurants offer open-air outdoor seating. You must wear a mask when entering restaurants or when walking to registers, pickup counters or restrooms. Alcohol, beer and wine may be served to seated diners. No bar seating or service is allowed in restaurants at this time. Dine-in service must close at 11 p.m. Take out and delivery service of food may continue from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Alcohol takeout service is not allowed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., but is allowed during after 5 a.m. and up until 11 p.m.

Pickup and delivery options remain available at many locations. Find details about restaurants offering take out and delivery on our dining page or on @VisitLauderdale Facebook and @VisitLauderdale Instagram stories. With high-demand grocery items in short supply, some area restaurants have turned into community markets selling fresh meats, seafood, produce and even paper goods and cleaning products. Read more about it here


Bars and nightclubs focused on serving alcoholic beverages, where the service of food is merely incidental, must remain closed at this time in South Florida, including the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. 


Open Parks, Attractions & Activities

Temporarily Closed Attractions

  • BB&T Center
  • Billie Swamp Safari
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Carrie B Sightseeing Cruises
  • Museum of Discovery & Science
  • Parker Playhouse
  • Pompano Beach Water Taxi
  • Young At Art Museum
  • Many attractions and museums continue to offer virtual tours, entertainment, performing arts videos, science lessons for kids and more. Check sunny.org/VirtualVacations and our social media channels for more information.

 Broward County Parks that Remain Closed:

  • Boulevard Gardens & Community Center
  • Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome
  • Carpenter House
  • C.B. Smith Park - COVID-19 drive-though test site
  • Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium
  • Deerfield Highlands Nature Preserve
  • Deerfield Island Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Lafayette Hart Park
  • Roosevelt Gardens Park
  • Vista View Park


  • Banks
  • Doctor's offices
  • Gas stations
  • Grocery stores
  • Hair and Nail Salons
  • Hardware, gardening and building material stores
  • Hospitals, Urgent Care Centers, COVID-19 public testing sites
  • Pharmacies
  • Post offices and shipping centers
  • Restaurants for dine-in service
  • Retail stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Spas
  • Youth summer camps at museums and parks

Open Shopping Areas


*All event dates are subject to change.

  • Las Olas Wine & Food Festival – Rescheduled for September 25, 2020
  • Tortuga Music Festival – Rescheduled for November 12-14, 2021 with headliners Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw
  • OutShine Film Festival Fort Lauderdale Edition - October 8-18, 2020
  • Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - October 28-November 1, 2020
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival - November 6-22, 2020
  • Fort Lauderdale Air Show – Postponed to November 2020 (Dates TBA)
  • Winterfest Boat Parade 2020 - Cancelled
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival – Rescheduled for March 17-21, 2021
  • Pride of the Americas – Postponed to 2021 (Date TBA)
  • RipTide Music Festival - Dates under discussion
  • Inter Miami CF home games in Fort Lauderdale - Closed-door matches at Fort Lauderdale, broadcast schedule available
  • Florida Panther hockey games - NHL Stanley Cup qualifying games during August in Canada
  • Locations throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale have adopted the Safe + Clean Pledge. Look for the Visit Lauderdale Safe + Clean signage at hotels, restaurants, shops and other businesses. 
  • Visit Lauderdale's highest priority remains the safety and well-being of our visitors and residents and we continue to monitor information from local, state and federal health and government officials.
  • Every traveler should monitor news and notifications and make decisions based on their needs.

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