Although Rhode Island no longer requires masks, Rhode Island residents and visitors must follow federal masking laws and regulations. Travelers must continue to wear a mask in some places, including transportation hubs like airports and stations and on public transportation like planes, buses, trains, and boats. Learn more about Rhode Island's masking guidance and other ways to protect your household.

Rhode Island has free COVID-19 testing and vaccination for travelers. Free testing is available at State-run sites and Walgreens Pharmacies. Health insurance is accepted but not required. Other pharmacies and some clinics may test out-of-state travelers. Call first to ask if you can get tested and if there will be a cost associated with testing. All travelers arriving at and departing from TF Green Airport can get a free rapid antigen test. Rapid antigen testing is available in the baggage claim area on the first floor of the airport. COVID-19 testing at the airport is offered seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You do not need an appointment. 

Rhode Island is fully open, with 100% capacity at restaurants, museums, retail, places of worship, and gyms.  Indoor and outdoor capacity is at 100% with no cap.  Full guidance continues to be available on and at


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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 Fall in Rhode Island page. Check out what's going on this season. 

Step two is to sign up for our 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 and 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). 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! You can also research what the press has been saying about the Ocean State, and order a visitor's guide.

Here are resources specifically for LGBTQ and international communities. 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.