What to Expect at Minnesota Attractions, Restaurants & Hotels
(Last Updated: August 26, 2021)
Now that vaccines are widely available and COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, you may be planning to visit some of Minnesota's many excellent restaurants, breweries, attractions or other destinations. Maybe you're even planning an overnight stay for the first time in...well, let's just say it's been a while.
Not sure what to expect as you venture back out into the world? That's OK. We're here to help. Here are a few of the highlights.
Mask Guidelines in Minnesota
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommend that people, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, continue to wear a well-fitted mask in some settings or situations. Other federal, state, or local laws may require masks, and businesses may set their own requirements. Before heading out, check the mask policy at your destination(s) ahead of time. Visit the Minnesota Department of Health for more information.
Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Results
Vaccinations are not mandatory in the state of Minnesota, but private businesses or public events may require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before entering a venue. Before heading out, check the vaccination policy at your destination(s) ahead of time.
Capacity restrictions on Minnesota businesses have been lifted, but there's still a good chance you need to make reservations in advance to eat at a restaurant, visit an attraction or attend an event. So before heading out, just remember to call ahead or check online to see if reservations are required.
Events are back but they may change
Your favorite festivals and events are happening across the state. However, events may have been altered or cancelled for the year. Before heading out, check with the event or destination ahead of time.