The entire Orlando destination is open and working together to ensure your health and safety while you enjoy wondrous adventures in the Theme Park Capital of the World. Visit with confidence knowing that our wide-open spaces and expansive theme park and hotel properties give you plenty of room to spread out. More importantly, Orlando’s businesses are working together to provide you with a healthy travel experience.
These businesses include trusted theme park brands such as Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando. Trusted hoteliers like Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, and Rosen Hotels & Resorts. And trusted restaurants that range from national brands to world-famous celebrity chefs — not to mention attractions, retailers and much more.
As you start planning adventures in Orlando, be sure to reach our expert Vacation Guides via phone at 1-800-958-6092 and Live Chat, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET. We can also help you save on everything you want to experience with discount tickets on theme parks, attractions and more. We look forward to welcoming you back to Orlando!
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Healthy Travel Practices in Orlando
Start here to discover 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.
Having achieved a 14-day rolling positivity rate below 5% for 14 consecutive days, Orange County is in Phase III of its reopening plan by order of Mayor Jerry L. Demings — lifting all social distancing and mask recommendations. Individual businesses may continue to uphold restrictions at their discretion.
As the home to the most respected travel brands in the world, from attractions to hotels to dining, the Orlando destination is committed to exceptional safety practices. 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.
Businesses throughout Orange County may continue to request masks on property, particularly in indoor settings, including theme parks, as well as the airport, convention center, major shopping and retail stores, and most of our privately owned restaurants, hotels and attractions. 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.
While there are currently no government-mandated capacity restrictions, each individual property is handling as they deem most safe. For example, at OCCC, sessions and events held in OCCC ballrooms and meeting rooms will continue to be designed based on a 50% capacity.
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. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park is closed. Experience Updates & Reservation Information
- Universal Orlando Resort: Welcome Back
- SeaWorld® Orlando: Reservations are required. Health & Safety Commitments & Reservation Information for SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove
- LEGOLAND® Florida Resort: Operations Update
Learn more: Orlando’s Theme Parks Welcome You Back
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: Escape to Orlando and 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: Committed to Cleanliness
- 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 Safety FAQs
- Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels: Know Before You Go
- VRBO (Vacation Rentals): Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection of Vacation Rentals
- Westgate Resorts: WestgateCARES
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: Count on Us Health & Safety Protocols
Throughout Orange County, restaurants 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. (Please note that effective Jan. 26, 2021, all air travelers ages 2 or older entering the U.S. are required to produce a negative COVID-19 test taken up to three calendar days prior to admittance before arrival to the United States. Get complete details from the CDC. In Orange County, visitors and locals alike can take advantage of COVID-19 testing at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando International Airport, many walk-in medical centers and other locations throughout the destination.)
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.
Orlando International Airport has taken steps to further enhance the safety of travelers and airport employees by requiring that all 22,000 badged airport employees wear facial coverings inside airport public areas. Badged personnel will also maintain social distancing, as directed by the CDC, wherever practicable. Additionally, MCO has added personal protective equipment (PPE) vending machines that give the traveling public easy access to a variety of face masks, hand sanitizers and similar equipment. Learn more.
For additional operational information from Orlando’s transportation providers, including details about enhanced cleaning and safety measures, reference the links below:
- Orlando International Airport: Operational Update
- Orlando Sanford International Airport: COVID-19 Update
- Mears Transportation: COVID-19 Safety Update
- SunRail: Safety Measures
- Lynx: COVID-19 Information
- Enterprise: Complete Clean Pledge
- Hertz: Gold Standard Clean
- Alamo: Complete Clean Pledge
- Avis: Safety Pledge
- Uber: Coronavirus Health and Safety Guidance
- Lyft: Safety
Retailers throughout Orange County are free to operate at full capacity. 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.
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.
Large-scale events have returned to the Orange County Convention Center. If you need assistance with rescheduling a convention or booking a future event, submit your question here or call +1 (407) 541-4251.
The Orange County Convention Center has also enacted its Recovery and Resiliency Plan, which uses a three-pronged strategy to safeguard clients, attendees and employees:
- Implementing the OCCC's Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines,
- GBAC Star Accreditation, and
- Collaborating with Orlando Health — a premier, established healthcare system — to create a groundbreaking medical concierge program.
The Orlando Health collaboration is the first of its kind in the convention and trade show industry. Through it, Orlando Health will provide personalized medical services and resources to all meetings and conventions held at the convention center, giving convention groups direct access to medical collaboration, planning and support.
Services for conventions will include customized medical plan guidance, an on-site medical expert, 24/7 medical concierge services through Orlando Health’s Virtual Visit, direct access to PPE for attendees, medical advisory services to the event’s host hotels and transportation vendors, and medically certified communication materials. It’s the latest example of the extraordinary regional partnerships the OCCC has in Orange County with medical partners and leisure and hospitality sectors.
The OCCC’s GBAC STAR accreditation provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous sanitation protocols. In short, it is recognized as the gold standard of safe venues.
The plan was developed in accordance with policy recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Orange County government, and state and federal mandates. Relying on the best available data, science and research, it will provide an excellent road map to ramping up operations at one of our county's biggest economic engines.
As part of the Recovery and Resiliency plan, the following guidelines now pertain to all OCCC employees and Service Partners:
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 3 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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From planning to visiting, we are here to help make your Orlando experience seamless. Connect with us on our social channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest updates or see how other travelers are experiencing the destinations. Visit Orlando also has a brand-new 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.
Or, speak with our Official Vacation Guides directly at +1 (800) 958-6092 or Live Chat, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET, to get more information on Orlando.