COVID-19 Travel Information
6/16/2022 3:00 PM
As the coronavirus continues to challenge communities across the country, the health and safety of our visitors and residents remains a top priority. Destination Cleveland is working with our local tourism and hospitality industries to address the challenges faced and preserve the Cleveland experience.
As of March 7, 2022, in accordance with the CDC’s COVID-19 community level guidance, Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland have lifted all health orders and advisories regarding facial coverings, social distancing and other COVID safety protocols (except in a handful of circumstances). The CDC recommends that individuals who are not vaccinated continue to wear a facial covering in public places.
While all State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County and City of Cleveland COVID-19 health orders have expired, some venues, events and businesses may require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for admission. Visitors are encouraged to confirm any safety measures that may be in place at specific locations or events prior to their trip. For more information on the status of COVID-19 in Ohio, including current infection and vaccination rates, visit the Ohio Department of Health website.
As businesses continue to reopen, we look forward to welcoming you, the traveling public, to Cleveland. When you are ready to explore, we hope you find inspiration on our website and consult our trip planning tools and the CLE Concierge team to help you prepare for your visit.
Airport & public transportation
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is open, though travelers may encounter limited concessions. The Airport has instituted measures to protect staff and travelers, including increased cleaning and social distancing efforts. As of April 18, 2022, masks are now optional for travelers on an airplane, bus, train or other form of public transportation and at transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
As of June 12, the CDC no longer requires air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight. Visit the CDC website for more information about international travel guidelines.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus and rail lines are running with full schedules and operations. Please visit RideRTA.com for bus and train schedules. Facial coverings are no longer required when riding RTA, however RTA does recommend riders continue to wear face coverings. Masks are no longer required for passengers using ride-sharing platforms like Lyft and Uber.
While there are currently no restrictions or quarantine requirements when traveling to Ohio from within the United States, it is recommended that all visitors consult the Centers for Disease Control and Ohio Department of Health for relevant travel updates.
Restaurants & bars
As of June 2, 2021, indoor and outdoor dining is permitted at 100% capacity throughout the State of Ohio. Restaurant owners may choose to operate at reduced capacity or under adjusted hours. Additionally, while there is currently no statewide mask mandate in effect, individual businesses may choose to require face coverings for customers or require customers show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Please check with each business for opening status, hours and any safety measures that may be in place.
Hotels & lodging
Most hotel and lodging businesses are open and have implemented enhanced health and safety standards to ensure the wellbeing of hotel guests and staff. We are confident that area hotels and lodging businesses are taking the appropriate steps to limit the spread of communicable diseases and make sure you feel safe during your stay.
Entertainment venues, sporting arenas, museums & attractions
As of June 2, 2021, entertainment venues, sporting arenas, museums and attractions in the State of Ohio may operate at 100% capacity, both indoors and outdoors. Some may still be implementing additional safety practices, including requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, as well as timed-entry ticketing. Visitors are encouraged to visit an individual business’ website to learn more about its operational guidelines.
Parks & outdoors
In accordance with guidance from the CDC and the State of Ohio, guests are not required to wear facial coverings when visiting Cleveland Metroparks and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Park officials still recommend that guests who are unvaccinated continue to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing while at Metroparks’ indoor locations.
Mask requirements on all National Parks Service lands, including Cuyahoga Valley National Park, vary by park and are based on the CDC’s community level tool.More information can be found on the NPS website.
Many in-person events are returning to Cleveland in 2022. Please refer to our event calendar for status of ongoing and special events, which we are updating frequently. Please note that this list is not comprehensive of all events taking place in the Cleveland area. We also encourage visitors to consult the event or its organizer’s website/social accounts for the most up-to-date information and additional details, including COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements for specific events.
Cleveland Visitors Center & CLE Concierge Service
The Cleveland Visitors Center at 334 Euclid Ave. is open to welcome and assist travelers and residents. Service is available inside or through a walk-up window on Euclid Ave. The Visitors Center is staffed Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The CLE Concierge team is also available to answer visitor and resident inquiries by phone (216-875-6680), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), and online chat every day except Sunday.
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