Healthy Travel Resources
We look forward to welcoming you to Orlando. Start here to discover how to have a healthy travel experience while enjoying wondrous adventures in the Theme Park Capital of the World. And now, Visit Orlando is proud to partner with Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization that serves the southeastern United States.
As the Official Health and Wellness Partner of Visit Orlando, Orlando Health offers health-related benefits for the millions of travelers who help make Orlando the Theme Park Capital of the World, including access to high-quality, health-related options and medical services, as well as valuable health information. In short, Orlando Health is your one-stop source for any health-related questions or needs while adventuring in Orlando.
Our trusted businesses include theme park brands such as Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando. Hoteliers like Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, and Rosen Hotels & Resorts. And restaurants that range from national brands to world-famous celebrity chefs and MICHELIN Guide eateries — not to mention attractions, retailers and much more.
Orlando, Orange County and the State of Florida are not under any government mandated COVID restrictions. However, some local businesses may be operating with modified hours or services, including requiring facial coverings and/or social distancing.
Connect With Us
From planning to visiting, we are here to help make your Orlando experience seamless. Connect with our Vacation Planning Services at (407) 363-5872, or via email or Live Chat, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET. You can even make an appointment to receive advice and guidance on building the perfect Orlando itinerary with personalized assistance from our Vacation Planners.
You can also connect with us on our social channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to get the latest updates or see how other travelers are experiencing the destinations. Visit Orlando also moderates a Plan Your Orlando Vacation Facebook group where you can interact with other members about planning a trip to Orlando or your favorite memories of the destination. The group welcomes travel agents and influencers as well, and you’ll also have the opportunity to interact with our Vacation Guides.
When you travel to Orlando, you become part of our health and wellness community. That’s why Visit Orlando is proud to partner with Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization that serves the southeastern United States. This alliance designates Orlando Health as the Official Health and Wellness Partner of Visit Orlando and offers health-related benefits for the millions of travelers who help make Orlando the most visited destination in the United States and the Theme Park Capital of the World.
With this partnership, you can rest assured that when you visit Central Florida, you will have access to high-quality, health-related options and medical services for when accidents happen or a sickness occurs. These services include a concierge telephone number, (321) 265-4200, established to help connect visitors who may need access to local medical resources while visiting Orlando.
Via the concierge service, Orlando Health can help you determine the best place to go based on your symptoms and provide you with easy access to the right medical providers, including:
- Emergency Room Care
- Urgent Care for Non-Life-Threatening Injuries
- On-Demand 24/7 Virtual Care With Board-Certified Physicians
For information to help you plan your visit to Orlando or to know how to stay safe and healthy while you’re in town, our trusted health and wellness partner has also provided valuable information for travelers, including tips on hydration, how to stay sun-safe, and instructions on what to do in an emergency.
Use this handy guide to determine which medical service is best for your needs.
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Respiratory infections
- Skin rashes
Use urgent care for any of the following conditions:
- Abdominal pain
- Cuts that require stitches
- Flu symptoms
- Fractures and sprains
- High fever
- Minor injuries
- Rashes and hives
- Vomiting or diarrhea
Go to an ER for life- or limb-threatening conditions:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Deep cuts or burns
- Loss of consciousness
- Serious allergic reactions
- Severe trouble breathing
- Trauma injuries
- Chest pain
Family Traveling Tips
- Six Tips for Staying Safe (and Sane!) While Traveling With Kids
- Eating Healthy While Traveling
- A Trip to Take Before You Travel
- What to Know While Traveling Pregnant
Hydration & Heat
- How to Stay Hydrated This Summer
- Keeping Children Hydrated and Healthy in Summer Heat
- Keep Your Cool! Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses This Summer
- Let the Sun In, but Safely
- Heat, Humidity and Your Heart
Florida Sun Safety
- Avoid Sunburn With These Tips
- 10 Essential Items to Keep in Your Beach Bag
- Playing It Safe in the Sun
- How to Choose a Sunscreen
- What Every Golfer Needs to Know About Skin Cancer
- How Medicine Can Increase Your Skin Sensitivity to the Sun
- How to Protect Your Eyes From the Sun’s Rays
- Summer Safety Checklist for Children
- 7 Water Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer
- The Salt Life: Playing It Safe
- What Is Swimmer’s Ear and How to Avoid It
Theme Park Safety
You can visit Orlando with confidence knowing that our wide-open spaces and expansive theme park and hotel properties give you plenty of room to spread out. As new CDC guidance is released, local businesses will continue to update their policies keeping the safety of guests at the forefront, so continue to check back often for the latest updates.
Please note: Due to the evolving nature of this situation, this information can change quickly.
VACCINATION & TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN NATIONAL TRAVELERS AND RETURNING CITIZENS/LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS
Non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers to the United States are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly to the U.S., with only limited exceptions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that for purposes of travel to the U.S., vaccines accepted will include FDA-approved and World Health Organization emergency use-listed vaccines.
Children under 18 are excepted from the vaccination requirement for foreign national travelers.
LOCAL VACCINATION LEVELS
As of March 2022, 76% of eligible Orlando and Orange County residents (5+) have received at least one vaccine dose. County leaders stress to visitors and residents alike that the safest way to travel is to be vaccinated.
Per current CDC recommendations, it is recommended that individuals wear a mask while indoors. You may also choose to mask at any time. Individuals with symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Additionally, some local businesses may require facial coverings.
Please bring a mask with you as you travel throughout the destination to ensure you are prepared for those instances where they are required.
Individual venues and businesses throughout Orange County may continue to uphold physical distancing at their discretion.
Each individual property is handling capacity as they deem most safe.
TESTING & VACCINATIONS
Orange County Government Health Services Department is not currently offering free COVID-19 testing or vaccinations.
Testing and vaccinations continue to be available from private corporations, which may charge fees. Additional test and/or vaccination sites include AdventHealth Centra Care centers, CVS Health, GuideWell Emergency Doctors, Orlando International Airport, University of Central Florida and Aventus Biolabs, Walgreens Pharmacy, and Walmart and Quest Diagnostics.
Remember: The safest way to travel is to be vaccinated.
Theme parks are open in Orlando. It is important when planning a theme park visit to check their respective Safety & Planning pages. These information pages have the latest planning guidelines for each park, such as which require advance reservations, and which recommend early arrivals before they reach capacity.
- Walt Disney World® Resort: Reservations are required at theme parks. Experience Updates & Reservation Information
- Universal Orlando Resort: Updated Safety Guidelines
- SeaWorld® Orlando: Health & Safety Commitments
- LEGOLAND® Florida Resort: Operational Updates
Attractions are open throughout Orange County, providing countless wonderous experiences beyond our theme parks. Unless otherwise noted, all venues listed on our Attractions page are open for business. Please check their websites for hours of operation and additional information.
Accommodations for every budget are open throughout Orange County with more on the way, including full-service resorts where you can enjoy themed water playgrounds, lazy rivers, expansive outdoor recreation areas, exceptional service and other enticing extras. In addition to offering plenty of room to spread out thanks to open vistas and reduced crowds, our hotels and resorts are keeping your health and safety top of mind.
Add in special offers from our hotels and resorts, and you’re set for an unforgettable getaway in the Theme Park Capital of the World — named by TravelPulse.com as the No. 1 staycation destination in Florida.
Learn more: Stay With Confidence
For details about individual properties, check our Places to Stay page. Enhanced health and safety protocols being employed by Orlando’s hoteliers include the following initiatives and programs:
- Airbnb (Vacation Rentals): Enhanced Cleaning Initiative
- B Hotels & Resorts: Safety and Cleanliness Commitment
- Best Western: We Care Clean
- Extended Stay America: STAY Confident
- 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
- Meliá Hotels International: Stay Safe With Meliá
- Omni Hotels & Resorts: Omni Safe & 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 Updated Safety Guidelines
- Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels: Know Before You Go
- Vrbo (Vacation Rentals): Guidelines for Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection
- Westgate Resorts: WestgateCARES
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: Count on Us Health & Safety Protocols
Restaurants & Nightlife
Throughout Orange County, restaurants and nightlife venues are free to operate at full capacity. Unless otherwise noted, all venues listed on our Restaurants page and Nightlife page are open for business. Please check their websites for hours of operation and additional information.
For details about in-person and virtual events in the area, go to Visit Orlando’s Events Calendar.
All modes of transportation are open in Orange County and throughout the State of Florida, including air travel at Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), rental cars, taxis, ride-share services, buses, and commuter rail.
All Florida highways are open, and toll transponders such as E-Pass and SunPass are being accepted. Public-transportation providers such as SunRail, Lynx and I-Ride Trolley are operating with some modifications. Check with your preferred providers for their current status.
For additional operational information from Orlando’s transportation providers, including details about enhanced cleaning and safety measures, reference the links below:
- Orlando International Airport: Travel Smart
- Orlando Sanford International Airport: COVID-19 Update
- Mears Transportation: COVID-19 Direction Ahead
- SunRail: Working Hard to Keep You Safe
- Lynx: COVID-19 Information
- Enterprise: COVID-19 Response
- Hertz: Gold Standard Clean
- Alamo: Complete Clean Pledge
- Avis: Safety Pledge
- Uber: Coronavirus Health and Safety Guidance
- Lyft: Safety First
Unless otherwise noted, all venues listed on our Shopping page are open for business. Please check their websites for hours of operation and additional information.
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Orange County’s public parks and trails are open, providing excellent opportunities to have fun and enjoy Orlando’s great weather. Check with Orange County for details about your favorite public parks. State parks throughout Florida are also 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.
Unless otherwise noted, all attractions listed on our Sports & Outdoors page are open for business, as are all major sports venues. These include downtown Orlando’s Amway Center (home of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears), Exploria Stadium (home of MLS’s Orlando City Soccer Club and the NWSL’s Orlando Pride), and Camping World Stadium, which hosts numerous bowl games and other sporting events, as well as ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, and the United States Tennis Association National Campus in Lake Nona.
Arts & Culture
Unless otherwise noted, all cultural venues listed on our Arts & Entertainment page are open for business, as are numerous other historical venues and museums & galleries. Please check their websites for hours of operation and additional information.
Orange County Convention Center
As North America’s premier location for safe in-person events, tradeshows and conventions, the OCCC has successfully welcomed hundreds of conventions, trade shows, meetings, consumer and sporting events since July 2020. While convention centers and facilities are just beginning to return to back to business, the OCCC is doing Business Better Than Usual through their expert knowledge of hosting clean and safe events.
The Orange County Convention Center has also received GBAC Star accreditation and reaccreditation, which provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous sanitation protocols. In short, it is recognized as the gold standard of safe venues.
For information on the OCCC’s Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines and other safety recommendations, please visit Meeting Safely Today for a Stronger Tomorrow.