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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. Locations throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) and its 31 cities are ensuring Safe + Clean experiences. Mask wearing policies vary inside local businesses but are required on public transportation. Everyone is asked to keep a mask with them at all times and wear when social distancing can’t be maintained or when required.

Pursuant to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 21-102​, the provisions of the Broward County Comprehensive Emergency Order are suspended until further notice. A federal mask mandate remains in place for public transit, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades. ​​​​​​​Pursuant to the Broward County Administrative policy (updated May 18, 2021), please wear facial coverings and practice social distancing while indoors in any Broward County building or property, including County buses.​​

For ongoing updates, visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.

TESTING & VACCINATION

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. 

Vaccination sites are open to all Broward County residents 12 years of age and older (for Pfizer vaccine) and 18 years of age and older (for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine).​ Find more information on vaccinations here.

BEACHES

All beach areas in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County are open including:

  • 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.

RESTAURANTS & BARS

Many restaurants and bars in Greater Fort Lauderdale offer outdoor seating. Each business may decide whether to customers are required to wear a mask when entering restaurants or when waiting in line or walking to registers, pickup counters or restrooms. 

ATTRACTIONS & PARKS

Open Attractions & Activities

Many require the use of masks. It is encouraged to contact the business and to carry a mask with you.

Temporarily Closed Attractions

  • Billie Swamp Safari
  • Parker Playhouse
  • Riverfront Cruises

 Parks that are Open - Plenty of Room to Roam in These Wide Open Spaces:

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
SHOPPING & SERVICES

Open

  • 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

TRANSPORTATION
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is open. Check with airlines for flight information. 
    • 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 to the Bahamas has resumed to Bimini and Grand Bahama Island. 
  • Brightline train service is currently suspended. 
  • Broward County Transit provides economical service throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area including the airport. 
  • Fort Lauderdale Community Shuttle provides free and convenient transportation to Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas Boulevard and downtown.
  • Tri-Rail train service provides service from Miami through Greater Fort Lauderdale and to West Palm Beach.  
PUBLIC EVENTS

*All event dates are subject to change.

SAFETY 
  • 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.
COVID-19 INFORMATION LINKS