Rhode Island’s governor, Gina Raimondo, has issued an executive order that all residents must wear a face covering when outside the home. Rhode Island is now in Phase III of the state's reopening plan though October 28, which stipulates:

--Domestic travel restrictions: If you are coming to Rhode Island from one of the states listed here with a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5%, you will either have to self-quarantine for 14 days while in Rhode Island, or produce proof of a negative test for COVID-19 that was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Rhode Island. If you receive a test after arriving in Rhode Island and get a negative test result, you can stop quarantining. Travelers to Rhode Island may get tested at a variety of locations upon entering the state. 

--All state parks and beaches are open with capacity limitations and social distancing restrictions. Restaurants are open for outdoor and indoor dining with capacity restrictions and safety guidelines. 

--Mansions, museums, outdoor entertainment and recreation activities are open at reduced capacity, with mask-wearing and social distancing regulations in effect.

--Four state campgrounds are open with limited capacity.  Visit for more camping details and a list of what is open now.

--Social gatherings are limited to 15 people whether indoors or outdoors. 

--See Phase III guidelines for specific details.



Take to the Open Rhode this fall and head to the Ocean State! Rhode Island is 400 miles of New England coastline, dripping with beaches and fresh-from-the-ocean seafood. It's also public art, swanky mansions, old buildings, and flaming rivers. It’s elite schools, local farms, fine dining, and walkable cities. It’s artistic, rebellious and historic and modern, welcoming and diverse. Come experience #VisitRhodeIsland.

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Rhode Island in the news

  • Jack O'Lantern Spectacular 2017
    Oct 19
    Safe and Spectacular
    The Boston Globe recommends the new, Covid safe way to see the Jack-O-Lantern spectacular. Read...
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
    Oct 19
    Safe and Spectacular
    Triple A highlights the stunning display of over 5000 pumpkins and how they can be safely viewed....
  • Carved pumpkins glowing in the dark for the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular in Rhode Island
    Oct 19
    Pure Enjoyment Of Pumpkins
    Martha Stewart explores how Roger Williams Park Zoo kept the annual Jack-o-Lantern going during...
  • The Beatrice Hotel -Providence
    Oct 13
    Luxury Boutique Hotel With Dining and Rooftop Bar
    Travel Pulse talks about the new luxury boutique hotel coming to Providence. Read article here.