Visit 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:
Covid-19 testing is available by appointment for travelers with scheduled flights at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Tests at the airport require a fee. Find details here. Find information on other testing sites throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale here.
By order of the Florida Governor as of January 21, 2021, COVID-19 vaccinations are now limited to Florida residents. Those that aren't full-time Florida residents must prove at least part-time residency by showing a Florida ID or a utility bill.
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 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Beach Activities Allowed:
Beach Activities NOT Allowed
Open Beach Areas in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County:
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 and bar/alcohol service is available at restaurants and in bars throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale up until midnight (12 a.m.) with up to 100% capacity indoors at restaurants as long as tables can be placed six feet apart; and a maximum of 50% seating capacity indoors for bars that serve mainly alcohol (not food). Seating at bars and restaurants is allowed up to 100% capacity in open-air outdoor areas, which is available at many area restaurants and bars. You must wear a mask and maintain social distance of six feet when entering restaurants or when waiting in line or walking to registers, pickup counters or restrooms.
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.
Open Attractions & Activities
Temporarily Closed Attractions
Broward County Parks that are Open - Plenty of Room to Roam in These Wide Open Spaces:
Broward County Parks that are Closed:
Open Shopping Areas
*All event dates are subject to change.