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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.
  • 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

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.

General Rules:

  • Facial coverings must be worn when social distancing of six feet (except for members of the same household or group) can't be maintained.
  • Everyone must have a facial covering available and ready to use at all times. 
  • The use of facial coverings is not required when engaged in active recreation or exercise or when in the water.

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, volleyball, soccer and football are permitted.
  • Beach weddings and other outdoor events are now permitted with special restrictions.

Beach Activities NOT Allowed

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 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

  • Billie Swamp Safari
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Parker Playhouse
  • 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 are Open - Plenty of Room to Roam in These Wide Open Spaces:

Broward County Parks that are Closed:

  • Boulevard Gardens & Community Center
  • Carpenter House
  • 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

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is open but many airlines have reduced service. Check with airlines for changes. 
    • Valet parking service at the airport is temporarily suspended.
    • FLLy Safer, FLLy Smarter, FLLy Better campaign implements CDC best practices to provide a safe and clean experience from
      check-in to departure and at the auto rental center. 
  • Port Everglades The CDC has lifted the no-sail order for cruise lines pending safety agreements with each line. 
    • ​Individual cruise lines will announce dates as they confirm sailings from Fort Lauderdale.
    • Balearia Caribbean - Ferry service suspended. Call for updates.
  • Brightline train service is suspended indefinitely.
  • Broward Transit hours now operate on the Saturday schedule Monday through Saturday and the same Sunday schedule. as usual. Riders are asked to use the service for essential travel only and practice social distancing.  
  • Sun Trolley is operating on an adjusted schedule and with social distancing policies. Check the website for latest information.
  • TriRail is open on a limited-service schedule. 

*All event dates are subject to change.

  • 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.