For information on COVID-19 in Florida, click here.

    Current Travel Safety Information

    Latest Information Regarding COVID-19

    (VISIT FLORIDA updates this page daily)

    Here’s the latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19 from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Department of Health:

    • For numbers of known cases of COVID-19 in Florida. the Florida Department of Health dashboard has information plotted by county.
    • Major theme parks are closed, as are most Florida attractions.
    • Florida state parks are closed.
    • All programs are suspended at Florida's national parks.
    • Visitor centers are closed.
    • All persons traveling to Florida from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut are required to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon entry to the state OR the duration of their presence in the state, whichever is shorter. Click here for more information.
    •   Roadside checkpoints are set up on interstates to check for potential COVID-19 cases coming into the state via the Panhandle. Drivers with certain license plates will be diverted. The checkpoints do not apply to commercial drivers.
    • Anyone traveling from Louisiana into Florida will be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
    • New vacation rentals are suspended for two weeks. Anyone currently in a vacation rental can finish their stay.
    • To discourage “boat parties,” the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will enforce social distancing guidelines for anyone on a boat.
    • All persons in Florida over age 65 are urged to stay home and to take such other measures as necessary to limit their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Click here for more information.    
    • Many Florida beaches are closed. A county-by-county list appears below.
    • On-premises food and alcohol consumption is suspended at Florida restaurants, but restaurants can remain open for delivery and take-out services. 
    • Bars and clubs are closed.
    • Gyms and fitness centers are closed.
    • Florida's Turnpike is collecting tolls electronically only. When you come to a toll plaza, please drive through - do not stop. If you don't have a SunPass or interoperable transponder, you'll be billed through TOLL-BY-PLATE. For more information, check here.
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges all Americans to stay home and avoid non-essential travel. When outside, keep a safe social distance of at least six feet from other persons.

    If you have questions about COVID-19 in Florida, go to the Department of Health website, call 1 (866) 779-6121 or email the department help line.

    If you have Florida travel-related questions, please send them to ContactUs@visitflorida.org

    County-by-County Information

    Here’s a list of Florida’s 67 counties, and some major cities and towns in each. Click a county name to be linked to the most updated information about COVID-19 in that county. This list, which includes beach closures, will be updated as more information is received. 

    Alachua 
    Gainesville, High Springs, Micanopy)

    Baker
    (Sanderson, Macclenny)

    Bay 
    Panama City, Panama City Beach, Mexico Beach)
    Panama City Beach beaches closed for seven days beginning 3/20

    Bradford
    (Starke, Lawtey, Brooker)

    Brevard
    (Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne)
    Beachside parking closed

    Broward
    (Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach)
    Partial beach closures reported

    Calhoun
    (Chipola, Blountstown, Kinard)

    Charlotte
    (Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda)
    All public beaches closed until further notice

    Citrus
    (Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness) 

    Clay
    (Keystone Heights, Penney Farms, Green Cove Springs)

    Collier
    (Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City)
    Beaches closed

    Columbia
    (Lake City, Fort White, White Springs)

    DeSoto
    (Arcadia, Brownville, Lake Suzy)

    Dixie
    (Suwannee, Cross City)

    Duval
    (Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach)
    Beaches closed 

    Escambia
    (Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key)

    Flagler
    (Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Marineland)

    Franklin
    (Apalachicola, Carrabelle, St. George Island)
    Beaches closed

    Gadsden
    (Quincy, Wetumpka, Gretna)

    Gilchrist
    (Trenton, Bell)

    Glade
     (Moore Haven, Lakeport, Palmdale)

    Gulf
    (Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, White City)
    Beaches closed for 7 days beginning 3/20

    Hamilton
    (Jasper, Jennings, West Lake)

    Hardee
    (Zolfo Springs, Sweetwater, Bowling Green)

    Hendry
    (LaBelle, Clewiston)

    Hernando
    (Brooksville, Weeki Wachee)

    Highlands
    (Lake Placid, Avon Park, Sebring)

    Hillsborough
    (Tampa, Brandon, Plant City)
    Beach closures reported for City of Tampa

    Holmes
    (Bonifay, Ponce De Leon, Bethlehem)

    Indian River
    (Vero Beach, Fellsmere, Sebastian)

    Jackson
    (Marianna, Two Egg, Malone)

    Jefferson
    (Wacissa, Monticello)

    Lafayette
    (Mayo, Buckville, Day)

    Lake
    (Clermont, Leesburg, Mount Dora)

    Lee
    (Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Cape Coral)
    County owned beaches closed

    Leon
    (Tallahassee, Bradfordville, Miccosukee) 

    Levy
    (Cedar Key, Williston, Chiefland)

    Liberty
    (White Springs, Hosford, Telogia) 

    Madison
    (Madison, Greenville, Lee)

    Manatee
    (Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Palmetto)
    County owned beaches closed

    Marion
    (Ocala, Dunnellon, Belleview)

    Martin
    (Stuart, Indiantown, Port Mayaca)

    Miami-Dade
    (Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables)
    Public beaches closed

    Monroe
    (Key West, Islamorada, Key Largo)
    The Florida Keys are closed to visitors

     

    Nassau 
    (Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island)

    Okaloosa
    (Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Santa Rosa Island)
    All beaches closed

    Orange
    (Orlando, Winter Park, Winter Garden)

    Okeechobee
    (Okeechobee, Taylor Creek, Whispering Pines)

    Osceola
    (Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Yeehaw Junction) 

    Palm Beach
    (Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton)
    Partial beach closures reported

    Pasco
    (New Port Richey, Dade City, Zephyrhills)

    Pinellas
    (Clearwater, St. Petersburg)
    Beaches closed through April 6

    Polk
    (Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lake Wales)

    Putnam
    (Palatka, Interlachen)

    Santa Rosa
    (Milton, Navarre, Jay)
    Public beaches closed

    Sarasota
    (Sarasota, Venice, Siesta Key)
    Public beaches closed

    Seminole
    (Sanford, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs)

    St. Johns
    (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach)

    St. Lucie
    (Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce)

    Sumter
    (The Villages, Bushnell)

    Suwannee
    (Live Oak)

    Taylor
    (Perry, Steinhatchee) 

    Union
    (Lake Butler, Raiford)

    Volusia
    (New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach)

    Wakulla
    (Wakulla Springs, Sopchoppy, Crawfordville)

    Walton
    (Seaside, Sandestin, Grayton Beach)
    Beaches closed for 30 days effective 3/19

    Washington
    (Chipley, Vernon)


    VISIT FLORIDA is working closely with Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Department of Health to provide you with the most current COVID-19 and travel information. Here’s what else you need to know...

    Stay at Home

    The CDC recommends that older adults and people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions -- the populations most at risk -- should postpone nonessential travel. 

    International Travel Risks

    The Florida Department of Health advises all individuals who have traveled internationally to follow the CDC’s geographic risk assessment guidelines for current country-specific travel health information about COVID-19.

    Cruises

    A No Sail Order for cruise ships went into effect March 14. Travelers should contact their cruise line company directly for further information and continue to monitor the U.S. Dept. of State and CDC for updates. 

    The Florida Department of Health has issued advisories for:    

    Other Cruise Resources: 

    Air Travel

    Gov. DeSantis has directed all travelers flying to Florida from New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon entry to the state. Click here for more information.   

    All non-essential air travel is discouraged. The CDC has answers to important questions.

    Florida Theme Parks

    The major theme parks are closed. Follow the links below for current status.

    From the Florida Department of Health: What You Should Know

    COVID-19 can spread from person to person, like the flu, through small droplets from the nose or mouth, including when an individual coughs or sneezes. People may contract COVID-19 by contaminating their hands with the virus and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth, among other ways.

    Symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as many as 14 days following exposure. Most people recover from COVID-19 without needing special treatment. The elderly and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

    There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The Florida Department of Health recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

    • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
    • Staying home when you are sick;
    • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
    • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
    • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;    
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty, and;
    • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
       

    Florida’s residents and visitors should continue to refer to the DOH and CDC for the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19.

    Florida Department of Health (DOH)


    U.S. Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC)