COVID-19 Travel Information 

Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes visitors while taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Pledge sealVisit Lauderdale's highest priority is the safety and well-being of visitors and residents. Locations throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) and its 31 cities are ensuring Safe + Clean experiences

Masks are no longer required at Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, or on Broward County Transit buses. If you'll be flying or cruising soon, check with your individual airline or cruise line for their current policies. The CDC is still encouraging individuals to wear facial coverings in crowded indoor public transportation venues. Everyone is asked to keep a mask with them at all times and wear when social distancing can’t be maintained.

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COVID-19 testing is available by appointment for travelers with scheduled flights at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Tests at the airport require a fee. Find details here. Find information on other testing sites throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale here. 

Tests are available at a variety of drive-through and walk-up testing sites for anyone of any age, including non-residents. 

All Floridians are now eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is age 18+ for ​Moderna and Johnson & Johnson and age 5 and older​ for Pfizer. The CDC recommends booster shots in certain populations. No appointment is required at any vaccination site run by Florida Department of Health in Broward.​ Boosters are also available from many retail pharmacies, private physician offices and other providers. 


All beach areas in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County are open including:

  • Dania Beach
  • Deerfield Beach 
  • Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Hillsboro Beach
  • Hollywood
  • Hollywood North Beach Park
  • Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
  • Pompano Beach

City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Parking is available at city parking garages, surface lots and on-street metered parking areas along Fort Lauderdale beach. Find a map, rates and more info here.


Many restaurants and bars in Greater Fort Lauderdale offer outdoor seating. All employees at most restaurants wear masks. Customers are advised but not required to wear masks, but many do. 


Open Attractions & Activities

Some may require the use of masks. You are encouraged to carry a mask with you. Some live performance venues have specific guest entry policies. Be sure to review when purchasing tickets. 

Temporarily Closed Attractions

 Parks that are Open - Plenty of Room to Roam in These Wide Open Spaces:

Parks that are Closed:

  • Boulevard Gardens & Community Center
  • Carpenter House
  • Deerfield Highlands Nature Preserve
  • Franklin Park
  • Lafayette Hart Park
  • Roosevelt Gardens Park


  • Banks
  • Doctor's offices
  • Gas stations
  • Grocery stores
  • Hair and Nail Salons
  • Hardware, gardening and building material stores
  • Hospitals, Urgent Care Centers, COVID-19 public testing sites
  • Pharmacies
  • Post offices and shipping centers
  • Restaurants for dine-in service
  • Retail stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Spas
  • Youth summer camps at museums and parks

Open Shopping Areas

  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is open. Check with airlines for flight information. 
    • Valet parking service at the airport is temporarily suspended.
    • FLLy Safer, FLLy Smarter, FLLy Better campaign implements CDC best practices to provide a safe and clean experience from
      check-in to departure and at the auto rental center. 
  • Port Everglades The CDC has lifted the no-sail order for cruise lines pending safety agreements with each line. 
    • ​Individual cruise lines will announce dates as they confirm sailings from Fort Lauderdale.
    • Balearia Caribbean - Ferry service to the Bahamas has resumed to Bimini and Grand Bahama Island. 
  • Brightline train service is running.
  • Broward County Transit provides economical service throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area including the airport. 
  • Fort Lauderdale Community Shuttle provides free and convenient transportation to Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas Boulevard and downtown.
  • Tri-Rail train service provides service from Miami through Greater Fort Lauderdale and to West Palm Beach.  

*All event dates are subject to change.

  • Locations throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale have adopted the Safe + Clean Pledge. Look for the Visit Lauderdale Safe + Clean signage at hotels, restaurants, shops and other businesses. 
  • Visit Lauderdale's highest priority remains the safety and well-being of our visitors and residents and we continue to monitor information from local, state and federal health and government officials.
  • Every traveler should monitor news and notifications and make decisions based on their needs.