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Travel Information for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Greater Fort Lauderdale is taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau's highest priority is the safety and well-being of our visitors and residents. To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and aid in social distancing, all beaches and non-essential businesses are closed until further notice. 

HOTELS

Hotels may only accept new reservations from essential lodgers, which includes emergency services and medical personnel, first responders, National Guard, law enforcement, state and federal workers, airline crews, journalists, patients, patients' families, displaced residents, and others as defined in Broward County Executive Order 20-01

Please contact GFLMarketing@broward.org to add/remove a hotel from this page. 

VACATION RENTALS

By order of the Florida Governor, all short-term vacation rentals are suspended through mid-April. These include home, condo and room shares through Airbnb and other lodging share sites. 

BEACHES

All beaches are closed including those in the following areas:

  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Dania Beach
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Hillsboro Beach
  • Hollywood
  • Pompano Beach

RESTAURANTS

On-premise dining service at restaurants, bars, and nightclubs throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale is suspended until further notice. Pickup and delivery options are available at many locations. Find details about restaurants offering these services on our dining page or on @VisitLauderdale Facebook and @VisitLauderdale Instagram stories.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is offering 30 minutes of complimentary on-street parking along Las Olas Boulevard for take-out and delivery at local businesses. The free parking is available daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

ATTRACTIONS

Many area attractions and non-essential businesses have closed and the status of those that may be open is subject to change. We are connecting with local attractions and businesses to make it easier to find things to do while at home. Our list includes virtual tours of museums, educations seminars, cooking demonstrations and more. Check sunny.org/VirtualVacations and our social media channels for the latest information.

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Open

  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitals, Urgent Care Centers
  • Doctor's offices
  • Hardware, gardening and building material stores
  • Gas stations
  • Banks
  • Post offices and shipping centers

Closed

  • Galleria Mall - takeout dining is available from The Capital Grille, Seasons 52 and P.F. Chang’s.
  • Sawgrass Mills - takeout dining is available from P.F. Changs, Yard House, Villagio and Shake Shack.
  • Westfield Mall - takeout dining is available from BRIO Tuscan Grille, Buffalo Wild Wings and Chick-fil-A.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is open. Check with airlines for service and schedule changes. 
    • Valet parking service at the airport is temporarily suspended.
  • Port Everglades is open but all major cruise lines have suspended service through mid-April.
  • Brightline has temporarily suspended service.
  • Broward Transit hours, effective Saturday, March 28, will operate on the Saturday schedule Monday through Saturday, and the Sunday schedule remains the same. Riders are asked to use the service for essential travel only and practice social distancing.  
  • Sun Trolley continues to operate regular schedules. Fares for the Beach Link and Las Olas Link have been temporarily suspended. The Seabreeze Tram remains suspended until further notice.

PUBLIC EVENTS

Large public events have been cancelled or postponed including:

  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival – Rescheduled to August 5-9, 2020
  • FemAle Brew Fest – Postponed until further notice
  • Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration (March 28-29) – Postponed until further notice
  • Las Olas Wine & Food Festival (April 3) – Rescheduled to June 12, 2020
  • International Orchid & Garden Festival (April 4-5) - Cancelled
  • Tortuga Music Festival (April 17-19) – Rescheduled to October 2-4, 2020 with headliners Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw
  • Downtown Hollywood Art Walk (April 18) - Cancelled
  • Pride of the Americas (April 21-26) – Rescheduled to November 4-8, 2020
  • Inter Miami CF home games in Fort Lauderdale (along with all MLS play) suspended until further notice
  • Florida Panther hockey games (along with all NHL games) suspended until further notice
  • Fort Lauderdale Air Show (May 2-3) – Postponed until Fall 2020
  • Fleet Week (May 4-10) – Cancelled
  • Stonewall Pride Parade & Festival (June 19-20) - Postponed

Is Greater Fort Lauderdale a safe place for essential travelers? 

  • The CVB'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.
  • Both local government and private businesses have adopted aggressive cleaning practices at public and private locations, including the airport, seaport, hotels, restaurants and attractions.
  • Every traveler should monitor news and notifications and make decisions based on their needs.

HOW TO HELP

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