Healthy Travel & Reopening Information

Businesses, health experts and local governments are working together to ensure your health and safety while visiting our destination. Below, you’ll find trusted, up-to-date information about our theme parks, attractions, hotels, restaurants and more, including details about the vigorous standards being used to protect you. 

As you start planning adventures in Orlando, be sure to reach our expert Vacation Guides via phone at +1 (407) 363-5872 and Live Chat, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET.

We know you’re eager to travel, and we also understand that the safety of your family and friends is your most important consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Healthy Travel

Local and state health officials encourage all residents and visitors follow CDC travel recommendations.

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    Wear Cloth Face Covering

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    Wash Your Hands Often

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    Practice Social Distancing

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    Avoid Sick Individuals

What’s Open & Healthy Travel Practices in Orlando

Start here to discover what’s open in Orlando and how our theme parks, attractions, hotels, restaurants and other businesses are following CDC, state and county guidelines to help ensure your safety during your visit. This page will be updated as new details become available, so be sure to check back often.

Theme Parks

Theme parks in Orlando are beginning to reopen with reduced maximum capacity and other protections, including:

Accommodations

Orange County hotels and resorts are permitted to operate. We advise you to check with specific properties to determine which are open, or check our Places to Stay page.

Additionally, hotel companies are employing robust health and safety protocols, including the following initiatives and programs:

Restaurants

Restaurants in Orange County are currently permitted to operate at 50% of maximum building occupancy, with unlimited outdoor seating for taking advantage of Orlando’s exceptional sunshine and weather. Restaurants are also required to keep a minimum distance of 6 feet between tables (both indoors and outdoors), and parties are limited to 10 people or fewer. (Reservations are encouraged, as occupancy limits will not be exceeded.)

Additional requirements for restaurants hosting patrons include:

  • Single-serve condiments are used when possible. If full-size containers are used, they must be cleaned after each use.
  • Buffets, salad bars and drink stations are not permitted.
  • High-touch locations such as seating areas, counters, doorknobs and bathrooms must be frequently disinfected.
  • Menus should be disinfected between each use or offered in a no-touch form such as message boards, online or as a printed disposable.

Additionally, over 500 restaurants also are offering extensive take-out and delivery options, which you can find listed on VisitOrlando/ToGo.

All bars, nightclubs, lounges and other nightlife establishments that do not serve food are currently closed. Additionally, concerts and other live performances are currently prohibited. However, several Orlando nightspots continue to host virtual events, with details available from Visit Orlando’s Events Calendar.

Transportation

All modes of transportation are currently permitted to operate in Orange County and throughout the State of Florida, including air travel at Orlando International Airport and Orlando Sanford International Airport, rental cars, taxis, ride-share services, buses, and commuter rail. However, several public-transportation providers such as SunRail and Lynx are operating with modified service schedules. Additionally, public-transportation providers must employ appropriate social distancing and sanitation measures and are operating with reduced fleet availability.

For additional operational and closure information, reference the links below:

All Florida highways are open, and toll transponders such as E-Pass and SunPass are being accepted.

Whether flying or driving into Florida, out-of-state visitors from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Louisiana are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Shopping

Stores and shopping centers in Orange County and throughout the State of Florida are currently permitted to operate at 50% of maximum building occupancy. Furthermore, retailers must employ appropriate social distancing and sanitation measures.

At present time, The Florida Mall®, Orlando International Premium Outlets®, Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets®, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and The Mall at Millenia are open. However, while the mall properties are open, several retailers at each location have chosen to remain closed. Check with your favorite stores for details about their current operating hours.

Simon, which operates The Florida Mall, Orlando International Premium Outlets and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, has released details about what they’re doing to keep shoppers safe, as has The Mall at Millenia.

Outdoor Sports & Recreation

Most Orange County public parks and trails are open, providing excellent opportunities to have fun and enjoy Orlando’s great weather. However, amenities such as playground equipment are closed. Check with Orange County for details about your favorite public parks.

Additionally, many state parks in Florida are open, including local state parks such as Wekiwa Springs, Blue Spring and De Leon Springs. Check with the State of Florida for information about your preferred state parks.

At present time, Orlando sports facilities are closed, including the Amway Center, Camping World Stadium, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, and others. Most local golf courses are open but check with your favorite greens for their current hours of operation.

The following outdoor and ecotourism venues are open. Please check their website for hours of operation.

Limited partial openings are available at the following parks located in Central Florida. Learn more on Visit Orlando's blog. Please visit the individual park page for information.

Arts & Culture

The following museums, galleries and cultural venues have reopened or will soon (as noted) with new safety and sanitization measures. Please check their website for hours of operation:

Orlando's Official Visitor Center

At present time you can reach us via phone at +1 (407) 363-5872 and Live Chat, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Orlando’s Official Visitor Center on International Drive is closed. 

Orange County Convention Center

At present time, the Orange County Convention Center is accepting reservations for events. If you need assistance with rescheduling a convention or booking a future event, submit your question here or call +1 (407) 541-4251.

The following guidelines now pertain to all OCCC employees and Service Partners: 

Physical Distancing
The OCCC Event Manager will work with the Event Planner on the guidelines for specific event participants, trade shows and conventions. In public areas, practice physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet away from other groups of people while standing in lines, using elevators or moving around the property. Table rounds, chairs, seating areas and other physical layouts will be arranged to ensure appropriate distancing. Employees will be reminded not to touch their faces and to practice physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet away from guests and other employees whenever possible. All meeting rooms will comply with, or exceed, local or state mandated occupancy limits. Non-contracted spaces will be monitored by security. No handshakes.

Hand Sanitizers
Hand sanitizer dispensers, touchless whenever possible, will be placed at key guest and employee entrances and contact areas such as reception areas, entrances, stairs, and elevator and escalator landings in OCCC public spaces.

Public Spaces and Communal Front-of-the-House Areas
The OCCC Environmental Services staff conducts daily cleaning of all door handles throughout the campus. The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including countertops, escalators, elevators and elevator buttons, vending machines, door handles, public bathrooms, ATMs, stair and escalator handrails, dining surfaces, all seating areas, and tables.

Front-of-the-House Signage
Health and hygiene reminders will be placed throughout the property including the proper way to wear, handle and dispose of masks. Table cards and electronic signs will also be used for messaging and communication.

Back-of-the-House Areas
The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing will be increased in high-traffic, back-of-house areas, with an emphasis on the employee break rooms, employee entrances, control rooms, employee restrooms, loading docks, offices, kitchens, service desks and training classrooms.

Back-of-the-House Signage
Signage will be posted throughout the property reminding employees of the proper way to wear, handle and dispose of masks, appropriate use of gloves (in positions deemed appropriate by medical experts), hand-washing guidance, appropriate sneezing and coughing protocols, and reminders to not touch their face.

Case Notification
If we are alerted to a presumptive case of COVID-19 at the OCCC, we will work with the Florida Department of Health to follow the appropriate actions recommended.

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Or, speak with our Official Vacation Guides at +1 (407) 363-5872 or Live Chat, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET, to get more information on Orlando.