Coronavirus in Miami

Event Cancellations and Travel Restrictions

In light of the current Coronavirus situation please check with event organizers for updates and refunds in the event of cancellations. We will continue to monitor closely this rapidly evolving situation and provide relevant updates on this page, please refresh your browser to see the latest update. This information is current as of November 19, 2020.

* City and County-wide Coronavirus Measures
* Miami and South Florida Events that have been cancelled / postponed
* Upcoming events / attractions that have reopen / on schedule
* Miami Current Travel Status, Airports and Ports

City and County-wide Coronavirus Measures

From September 25, 2020 the State of Florida has moved to Phase 3 meaning all state restrictions related to COVID-19 are lifted. However, Miami Dade County may have stringent rules as approved by the State.

MASKS: Miami-Dade county has issued an order mandating facial coverings be worn in public at all times INDOORS and OUTDOORS and until further notice, with limited and specific exceptions. Even though the State of Florida has suspended mask fines, Miami-Dade county is planning to collect them after the governor's order is lifted, so yes, you still have to wear a mask.

CURFEWS:

  • Miami - Dade midnight to 6:00 am
  • Broward County - no curfew currently in effect
  • Monroe County (Florida Keys) - no curfew currently in effect

The following establishments and activities will remain CLOSED:

    * Ocean Drive remains partially closed to vehicular traffic.
    * Large sporting events and theme parks should consider reducing capacity.

The following establishments and activities are now OPEN:

    * Restaurants and foodservice establishments may operate at full capacity with limited social distancing protocols
    * Outdoor activities and parks
    * Condominium and hotel pools with strict social distancing and masks rules
    * Summer camps and child daycare centers with strict capacity limits
    * Office buildings
    * Retail stores
    * Grooming services
    * Beaches - People will still need to stay six feet apart and social distance, and groups will be limited to ten people or less, follow mask rules
    * Gyms and fitness centers
    * Outdoor attractions like Jungle Island, Zoo Miami, bike rentals, boat and bus charters are allowed to reopen, not all of them have opened
    * Bars, breweries, banquet facilities, nightclubs and party venues (Masks are required on the dance floor)
    * Short-term vacation rentals
    * Movie theaters, concert houses, performance venues, auditoriums, playhouses, bowling alleys, arcades, indoor and outdoor amusement facilities and attractions, and adult theaters
    * The CDC has lifted its "no sail" order on U.S. cruise ships. Cruises can restart under stringent health and safety protocols.

Here's the latest on reopening phases and measures in Miami-Dade County

Miami and South Florida Events that have been cancelled / postponed due to Covid Measures

* The Miami International Auto Show scheduled for November 2020 has been postponed to February 19 - 28, 2021
* Art Basel Miami Beach scheduled for early December 2020 has been CANCELLED as well as the following satellite fairs taking place during Miami Art Week: Art Miami, Context Art Miami, Aqua, Spectrum, Red Dot, Ink, Pulse, Scope, Satellite, Faena Festival. Still on schedule to go ahead are the following: Design Miami which has moved to the Moore Building at the Design District and Basel House Mural Festival. Pinta, NADA, Untittled have moved online.
* King Mango Strut at the Grove has been CANCELLED
* Pitbull's New Year's Eve Revolution in Bayfront Park has been CANCELLED
* Art Deco Weekend normally taking place in South Beach in January will be a virtual event in 2021
* The Miami Marathon from January 10 - 31, 2021 will be a VIRTUAL event, in-person event has been CANCELLED
* The 2021 Chinese New Year Festival - Year of the Ox Celebration has been CANCELLED
* The 2021 Coconut Grove Art Festival normally taking place over President's Day Weekend in February has been postponed
* Miami International Boat Show normally taking place over President's Day Weekend in February has been postponed
* All concerts and major events at AmericanAirlines Arena have been cancelled / postponed
* All performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center are temporarily suspended. The Center will reopen on December 19 with a Holiday Concert.
* All concerts and events at the BB&T Center in Sunrise are suspended until further notice
* All Florida Panthers Hockey Games at BB&T Center for the 2019-2020 season have been cancelled. The NHL is aiming for December 1 for the start to the 2020-2021 season.
* Inter Miami CF Soccer games at Lockhart Stadium Ft Lauderdale has resumed the season. The return to play in home stadiums will feature comprehensive health and safety protocols, including regular testing of players, coaches and essential staff fo COVID-19. The Club has not made a determination on opening the stadium to fans for this phase of the schedule. If a determination is made for fans to return to Inter Miami CF Stadium safely in 2020, all home games will be available via single-game ticket purchases only.

Miami and South Florida Attractions that remain closed due to Coronavirus

* Jungle Island will reopen November 21, 2020
* Museum of Discovery and Science is currently closed but will reopen weekends in December and will resume daily operations starting with the Noon Year's Eve celebration on December 31, 2020

Beaches in Miami

Miami Events that are on Schedule

* The Ft. Lauderdale Air Show has been rescheduled for November 21-22, 2020 and is ON
*Design Miami which has moved to the Moore Building at the Design District is ON
* The 2021 Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on January 2, 2021 is ON with limited stadium capacity
* The College Football Playoff National Championship at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 is ON with limited stadium capacity
* The Miami Marathon from January 10 - 31, 2021 will be a VIRTUAL event, in-person event has been CANCELLED
* The SOBE Wine & Food Festival from February 24 - 28, 2021 is ON
* The Miami Open 2021 from March 22 to April 4, 2021 is ON

Miami Attractions That Have Reopened / Remain Open

* Zoo Miami is OPEN, tickets must be purchased online, members and Summer Pass holders must also make a reservation for the day of their visit.
* Everglades National Park - All areas of the park are now OPEN. Park waters remain open for access from outside the park. Tours have reopened with enhanced measures. Visitor Centers at Ernest C. Coe and Shark Valley are OPEN
* Lion Country Safari Drive-through Safari is OPEN
* Biscayne National Park The kayak launch and restrooms at Convoy Point are open on a limited basis. The visitor center is CLOSED. Boca Chita, Elliott and Adams Keys are open on a limited basis. Biscayne National Park Institute snorkeling and paddling tours have resumed.
* Big Cypress National Preserve roads, trails and campgrounds are open. Swamp and Oasis Visitor Centers are OPEN.
* John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has reopened. The beach, boat ramp and trails are available. Snorkeling tours have resumed on a limited capacity.
* Gator Park Airboat tours are running.
* Frost Science Museum and Planetarium has reopened
* Some Biscayne Bay Cruises have resumed, book with confidence as most of the operators are offering a free cancellation policy for up to 24 hours before activity starts: Duck Tours, The Original Millionaire's Row Cruise and the Adrenaline Junky Jetboat Rides are ON
* Snorkeling Boats have resumed operations in the Florida Keys and at Biscayne National Park and John Pennekamp State Park
* Wynwood District is OPEN, check out the fabulous street art and murals
* The outdoor upscale Design District is OPEN
* The gardens at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are OPEN
* The outdoor areas at the Deering Estate are OPEN and hikes and kayak rentals have resumed. The daily historic tours are postponed until further notice
* Tidal Cove Water Park at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is OPEN
* The Fairchild Tropial Botanic Gardens are OPEN
* Perez Art Museum is OPEN
* Miami Seaquarium is open on weekends from November 6, 2020

Downtown Miami

Miami Current Travel Status, Airports and Cruise Ports

Please note that situation is extremely fluid and it changes daily. Restrictions that may affect your travels are put in effect with little or no advance notice. This is specially true if you are coming from overseas. You should be prepared for additional travel precautions at the ports of entry and red tape like health declaration forms, screening measures and quarantines.

Miami International Airport (MIA) is now one of the approved entry airports for overseas passengers that must go through health screenings under the latest US travel restrictions along with these other approved airports: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

In the event you need to cancel or reschedule your overseas flight here is a Master List Of All Major International Airline Coronavirus Change and Cancellation Policies

The CDC has lifted its "no sail" order on U.S. cruise ships. Cruises can restart under stringent health and safety protocols.


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