See how Orlando is working to safeguard your peace of mind so you can focus on unforgettable open-air adventures in the Theme Park Capital of the World (The Wheel at ICON Park® pictured).
Dreaming of an Orlando getaway? No one can blame you if you’re missing open-air fun at our world-famous theme parks, not to mention incredible attractions, wild outdoor adventures, tantalizing restaurants, posh resorts and other reasons to visit. The good news is, it’s all open and waiting for you when you’re ready to travel!
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Better still, you’ll benefit from new and improved safety measures while you’re here. These healthy enhancements begin at Orlando International Airport (MCO) and continue with ground transportation, hotels, restaurants and everything else you’ll want to experience — including our theme parks and attractions.
Before your next Orlando getaway, read on to see how the destination has adapted to meet your modern travel needs, and how we’re working hard to help keep you safe — including a mask mandate in effect for ages 2 and up in all public areas. Then, look for more great Orlando trip ideas by following #LoveOrlando on social media, and be sure to share your own favorite reasons to visit while you’re at it!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite Orlando businesses for their current status.
Healthy Procedures & Policies at Orlando International Airport
Considering that Orlando International Airport is J.D. Power & Associates’ No. 1 mega airport in the southeastern U.S. for customer satisfaction, it should come as no surprise that the facility is committed to keeping its travelers and employees safe and healthy. That’s why they’ve developed an enhanced cleaning schedule and implemented updated security procedures from the TSA. Both MCO and the onsite Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport have also achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council's (GBAC) Star Accreditation — the gold standard of safe venues.
Orlando International Airport further requires that all 22,000 badged airport employees wear facial coverings inside airport public areas to better safeguard travelers and staff. Badged personnel are maintaining social distancing wherever practicable, too, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
MCO also gives the traveling public fast access to a variety of face masks, hand sanitizers and similar equipment courtesy of personal protective equipment (PPE) vending machines. As Orlando and Orange County require the use of face masks in public places, with some exceptions, be sure to stock up if needed! Orlando International Airport has also announced plans for an on-site COVID-19 testing clinic for travelers, the airport employee base, and the Central Florida community. The testing clinic will be located at the west end of the Main Terminal and is scheduled to be available through the end of July 2021.
Through it all, MCO and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority have worked closely with federal and local partners on COVID-19-related developments. Located about 30 minutes from our tourism districts, Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is also partnering with government officials and the CDC to help protect you. As a result, Orlando is one of the safest destinations to fly into — and we strive to keep that peace of mind going the whole time you’re here.
Please note: Effective Jan. 26, 2021, all air travelers entering the U.S. are required to produce a negative COVID-19 test prior to admittance. A negative viral test, required to be taken up-to three calendar days before arrival to the United States, is required for everyone 2 years or older.
New Safety Measures for Orlando’s Ground Transportation
All modes of ground transportation are open in Orange County, including rental cars, taxis and other options from Mears, plus Lynx buses, ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft, and SunRail commuter-rail service.
More importantly, our public-transportation providers are employing robust sanitization and social-distancing measures for the benefit of passengers and drivers. Use the following links to learn more about how our “ground fleet” is keeping you safe, including operational updates and specifics about enhanced cleaning and safety measures:
- Mears Transportation Services: COVID-19 Safety Update
- Destination MCO Transportation: Ride Safely With Us
- SunRail: Safety Measures
- Lynx: COVID-19 Information
- Uber: Coronavirus Health and Safety Guidance
- Lyft: Latest on COVID-19
- Enterprise: Complete Clean Pledge
- Hertz: Gold Standard Clean
- Alamo: Complete Clean Pledge
- Avis: Safety Pledge
Space to Spread Out and Enhanced Sanitization at Orlando Hotels & Resorts
Accommodations for every budget and style preference are open throughout Orange County — including numerous hotels and resorts in the International Drive area and close to all major theme parks. On top of boasting plenty of room to spread out thanks to open vistas and reduced crowds, our hotels are keeping your health and safety top of mind with robust cleanliness procedures that adhere to CDC guidelines.
Some of the enhanced cleanliness programs include Hilton CleanStay With Lysol Protection, Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean, and Rosen Hotel's Total Commitment. These companies and many others with similar programs can be found all over our main tourism district and throughout Orange County. Other standouts include:
- B Hotels & Resorts: Committed to Cleanliness
- Best Western: We Care Clean
- Choice Hotels (including Comfort, Clarion Hotels, Econo Lodge and more): Commitment to Clean Initiative
- Drury Hotels: Travel Happy® Again — Clean + Safe
- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: Lead With Care
- Hilton Worldwide (including Waldorf Astoria, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, and more): Hilton CleanStay With Lysol Protection and Hilton EventReady
- Hyatt: Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment
- IHG (including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and more): IHG Clean Promise
- Loews Hotels & Co. (including Universal Orlando Resort properties): Safety & Well-Being Protocols
- Marriott International (including JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, SpringHill Suites and more): Commitment to Clean
- Red Roof Inn: Red Roof RediClean
- Rosen Hotels & Resorts: Rosen’s Total Commitment
- Sonesta Hotels and Resorts: Stay Safe With Sonesta
- Universal Orlando Resort Hotels: Hotel Safety Video and Safety FAQs
- Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels: Know Before You Go
- Westgate Resorts: WestgateCARES
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: Count on Us Health & Safety Protocols
For more details, check out our Healthy Travel & What’s Open page, and use the following link to discover some of the most incredible resorts waiting for you in Orlando!
Orlando’s Theme Parks & Attractions Welcome You Back — Safely
All of Orlando’s theme parks and a majority of attractions are open, ensuring you’ll never run out of one-of-a-kind adventures that you won’t find anywhere else. And just like our other businesses, Orlando’s world-famous playgrounds are taking extra steps to help safeguard you and your family, including measures such as:
- Reduced guest capacity
- Face-mask and social-distancing requirements for visitors and employees
- Increased sanitization
- Contactless payment options
Get complete details on how your favorite theme parks are working hard to help you stay safe, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort!
You can also look forward to dozens of standalone attractions, most of which are in the heart of our main tourism district. From all-in-one fun at ICON Park® — home of The Wheel, Orlando StarFlyer, Madame Tussauds Orlando, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium , the all-new Museum of Illusions and more — to fast times at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, exploring oddities and marvels at WonderWorks or Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, to a truly wild time at Gatorland, endless adventures await you in Orlando. And just like the theme parks, our attractions are putting safety first.
Eating Healthy at Orlando Restaurants
Last but certainly not least, you won’t go hungry in Orlando — not with thousands of restaurants to choose from with something for every palate and price point. And like our other businesses, Orlando’s restauranteurs are going even further to help protect you with measures such as enhanced sanitization, face-mask and glove requirements for employees, and more.
Many of Orlando’s top restaurants also offer ample outdoor seating so you can enjoy your meal under our gorgeous skies and Florida sunshine. Not quite ready to eat out yet? No problem: You can also get takeout and delivery options at numerous restaurants!
It all adds up to the greatest, safest vacation destination in the U.S. — hope to see you here soon!
Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting Orlando
Have questions about visiting Orlando? We have answers!
Q. What’s open in Orlando?
A. Pretty much everything. All major theme parks are welcoming guests, as are most attractions, hotels, restaurants, cultural venues and more. And of course, our great outdoors is always open. Learn more on our Healthy Travel & What’s Open page.
Q. Do any Orlando businesses have special travel offers or discounts?
A. Yes! In addition to authorized discounted tickets for theme parks, attractions and other experiences from Visit Orlando, numerous Orlando businesses have special offers to make your next visit more affordable than ever.
Q. Does Orlando have a face-mask mandate?
A. Yes. All residents and visitors in Orlando and Orange County are required to wear face masks in all public places where social distancing is not possible, with some exceptions.
Q. Does Orlando have a social-distancing mandate?
A. Social distancing of at least 6 feet is strongly recommended based on CDC guidelines. Restaurants, bars, movie theaters, concert halls and similar venues are required to provide at least 6 feet of distance between tables or parties.
Q. Where can I find more information about healthy travel in Orlando?
A. Visit our Healthy Travel & What’s Open page.
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