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Healthy Travel & Safety Information

Like everyone, we’re paying attention to the latest guidelines regarding COVID-19. We are committed to keeping our visitors and team members safe and informed. We’ll keep this page updated with the latest news on what’s open, what’s not, and the best information on how to enjoy the Pensacola Bay Area safely.


What beaches are open?

Escambia County Beaches are open.

Pensacola Beach is open regular hours including the sound side and Gulf side. Please check critical hurricane-related detour information

Dog parks are open and permitted in designated areas. For public beach access points, click here. For beach tips to make your visit shine, click here

Beachgoers, please limit groups to 10 people or fewer and adhere to CDC social distancing measures by keeping a 6-foot distance from people not in your immediate household. 

The Pensacola Beach toll bridge is all-electronic.

The $1 toll on the Bob Sikes Bridge to Pensacola Beach is all-electronic. Travelers will be billed by TOLL-BY-PLATE to the address registered on the car if they do not have either a SunPass® or compatible transponder. TOLL-BY-PLATE customers will be charged a $1 toll, plus a monthly $2.50 administrative fee and will receive a bill by mail. Cash can be used at SunPass kiosks to replenish and pay TOLL-BY-PLATE invoices. If you are a in a rental vehicle, rental agencies or their associated third-party vendors will assess the fees agreed to in your rental agreement to collect the toll(s). For more information on specific rental car programs, please contact your local rental car agency, as each agency has separate programs and fees associated with electronic toll usage. 


Are face coverings required?

Face coverings are required at businesses within city limits.

Employees and patrons inside businesses within Pensacola's city limits must wear face coverings. This includes anyone having direct or indirect customer contact, working in a kitchen, or otherwise preparing or serving food or beverages.

Escambia County encourages visitors, residents, and business to also follow CDC guidelines for face coverings. 

> Read the Mayor's Declaration of State of Emergency 20-03

Are vacation rentals open?

Vacation rentals are open.

Non-essential travel may resume with adherence to CDC guidelines regarding isolation following travel.

Adhere to guidelines from the CDC regarding isolation for 14 days following travel on a cruise or from any international destination and any area with a significant presence of COVID-19. 

Most area hotels are open with safety procedures in place. Visit our Stay pages to explore your options.

Are restaurants open? What's their capacity?

Restaurants and retail businesses are open.

Restaurants are permitted to operate at 100% capacity. These restaurants can also serve alcohol on-site. Many local eateries also have take-out and to-go options.

Retail establishments can operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.

> See Executive Order 20-244

Are bars and nightclubs open?

Bars and nightclubs are open.

Bars are permitted to operate at 100% capacity. Several of our local mixologists offer to-go cocktails and brews

> Read Executive Order 20-244

What should I expect when I travel to Pensacola?

Pensacola International Airport is open.

Visitor Information Center Updates

Masks are required at the Pensacola location and recommended at the Perdido Key location. With the safety of our staff and our guests in mind, we have installed plexiglass guards at all of our front desks, and have increased cleaning protocols in our lobbies and guest facilities. If you do not feel well please refrain from entering. Our team is dedicated to serving as resources for all questions you may have regarding the Pensacola Experience.

Visit Pensacola Visitor Information Center 
1401 E. Gregory St.
Pensacola, FL 32502

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.

Perdido Key Visitor Information Center - Open
15500 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 7 days a week

Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center - Open
7 Casino Beach Boardwalk
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday 
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Weekends


For more detailed information, please contact the Florida Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), or the Escambia County Health Department at 850-595-6500.


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