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, 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.


Rhode Island travel resources

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We're here to help you plan your next visit to the Ocean State. The first step to start your planning is our Travel Guide. Equal parts inspirational and informational, it's a great free tool whether you download a digital copy or order the printed version. Step two is to sign up for our free monthly newsletter. It's packed with useful information each month like special deals, upcoming events, what's new and exciting and more. Next, check out our itineraries and trip ideas for custom trips built around specific themes and interests.  

We've got the information you need when deciding when you'd like to come and what you'd like to see and do on your visit to Rhode Island. Check out our special offers or build your trip around one of our top 10 annual events. Check out popular tours or you can explore our seven regions and go from there.

Once you've decided the whens and wheres, you can begin to plan the how. If you'll be flying, check out T.F. Green Airport (PVD), one of the 10 best small airports in the US, according to USA Today Readers' Choice 2020. Then you can look up and book flights on our Booking Direct booking tool. Our transportation page has everything you need to know about buses, ferries and local airlines and airports to help you figure out how to get here and get around car-free (and car rentals too). Bikers can explore our bike paths page. And you can reach out to our visitors centers and regional tourism councils for local information.    


Are you interested in Rhode Island beyond a vacation? If you'e interested in going to school here, moving here or moving your business here, you've come to the right place. Check out our colleges, business attraction and site selection information - and facts about living in the Ocean State!

Check out what the press has been saying about the Ocean State, and look for info and resources specifically for LGBTQ and international communities below. If you have accessibility questions, see below for a link to AccessRI, an excellent guide to accessibility in Rhode Island. If you are looking for group tour information, please see our Travel Trade page.