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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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St. Croix Trail, Taylor's Falls / Paul Vincent

Up-To-Date Travel Guidance

Most of your favorite Minnesota destinations and activities are open and welcoming visitors back. Keep reading to find out what to expect while dining out, shopping or attending events.

Minnesota Vaccination Information

More Minnesotans are getting vaccinated every day. For current vaccination rates, go to Minnesota COVID-19 Response: Vaccine Data. Find a community vaccination site near you.

Two women on a date on the rooftop patio at Birch's overlooking Long Lake

Two women enjoy a romantic date together on the expansive patio at Birch's on the Lake / Paul Vincent

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.

Masks Still Required on Public Transportation

Wearing a mask is still required in all public transportation situations. Be sure to wear yours before touring the Twin Cities via bus or light rail, riding the Empire Builder Amtrak line or flying on an airplane from MSP or one of Minnesota's other airports.

You Might Need a Reservation

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.

Woman at scenic overlook of Honeymoon Bluff

Hike to the scenic overlook at Honeymoon Bluff, deep in the Superior National Forest / Roy Son


As of May 28, all COVID-19 restrictions have lifted in Minnesota. For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website (opens in new window).